Chix with Stix Percussion Group brings together a
group of female percussionists who express their musicianship through the
performance of new and traditional percussion ensemble repertoire. They have
taken on roles as performers, mentors and educators as they strive to bring this
genre of music to a wider audience. They are keenly aware of the value in
providing a strong role model for today’s young percussionists.
Since their debut performance in January 2004, Chix
with Stix has been entertaining and educating audiences of all ages. The
musicians, Lisa Angert Morris, Karen Hunt, Olivia Kieffer, and Courtney McDonald
have a combined 50 plus years of freelance experience throughout the
Chix with Stix has performed at Reinhardt College,
the Georgia Percussive Arts Society Day of Percussion, Jacksonville State
University, Georgia College and State University, Perimeter College, the Big
Canoe July 4th Celebration and were invited soloists with the Atlanta Concert
Band. They were featured with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra and took part in
the Percussion Extravaganza in Gainesville GA, and they traveled for an
educational tour in Jacksonville AL.
As well as being active performers and educators,
Chix with Stix includes a licensed psychotherapist, a college music teacher, a
symphonic percussionist, and a small business owner.