Paint to the Music – Fusion class

Experience painting to live music. A fusion between art and music takes place in Cochran during MGA’s Art Festival 2017. 

PAINT TO THE MUSIC – Impromptu Painting/ Music event – Cochran campus

Impromptu Painting/ Music event – Cochran campus

Where: Alderman Hall  – Cochran

Date: Monday, April 3rd

Time: 5:00 pm

Impromptu with Miguel Castro and band:  Improvisation music and painting event open to all students. All levels of experience are welcome.

Only 25 chairs open! Plan to come early, this is a first come, first serve class. All materials will be supplied by the MGA Art Department.



For more information contact Professor D.L. Simmons.



Miguel Castro studied music from 1977 to 1983 at the “Conservatorio Nacional de Musica” in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic earning a Master’s Degree in Music Performance. After that, he went to New York to study at Drummers Collective International in 1984-85 where he had the opportunity to study with some of the world leading percussionists such as Steve Gadd, Doug Allen, and Frank Malabé to name a few. From 1989 to 1992 Miguel lived in Germany where he played in numerous Latin American, jazz, pop, and chamber groups as well as pursuing an extensive recording career. He performed on tour throughout Europe with various groups, including the Puerto Rican Salsa star Marvin Santiago. Miguel has been a recording artist with ARC Music record label since 1992 and has produced 15 Compact Discs with them. He has performed with various professional orchestras including the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional of the Dominican Republic, the Swiss Philharmonic Orchestra, the Carol Morgan Operatic Society, the Orquesta Sinfónica de Maracaibo, the Macon Symphony Orchestra, and currently the Latin American Orchestra of Houston Texas. Mr. Castro served as Director of Percussion Studies at Mercer University in Macon for eight years and was Director of Percussion Studies and Jazz Band at Middle Georgia College in Cochran from 1998 to 2012. He is currently Artist in Residence in Percussion here at Middle Georgia State. He is also currently the Percussion Coordinator of the Houston County School System. Mr. Castro is regularly in demand as a percussion clinician (Percussive Arts Society International Convention, Georgia Music Educators Association Conference, Georgia Percussive Arts Society Conference, and the Southeastern United States Band Clinic), adjudicator, composer, arranger and recording artist, maintaining a busy schedule in and outside of the United States.