Event Calendar

Randy Armstrong

2017 New Hampshire Governor’s Arts Awards Winner for Arts Education

2017-2018 Artist In Residence with The Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra

Bahji by Randy Armstrong • 2016 TedX PiscataquaRiver

Tribute in Courage by Randy Armstrong • 2017-2018 Artist In Residence • Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra

Soundscape by Randy Armstrong • 2017-2018 Artist In Residence • Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra

Shanti Om by Randy Armstrong • 2017-2018 Artist In Residence • Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra

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Jun
19
Sat
2021
Juneteeth Celebration with Akwaaba Ensemble • African Burying Ground • Portsmouth NH @ African Burying Ground Memorial Park
Jun 19 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

 

Honored to be invited to join the Akwaaba Ensemble in this special celebration, commemoration & ceremony.

Dance of The Ancestors:
Ritual, Chants, Drumming & Movement

Saturday, June 19, 3:00 PM, Live Drumming & Dance, Free 

The closing event, streamed live from the Portsmouth African Burying Ground, features Chief Wándé Abímbọ́lá, a Yoruba priest and the Àwísẹ Awo Àgbàyé (Voice of Ifa in the World), Chief Oscar Mokeme from the Nmuo Society, and members from Akwaaba Ensemble with special guest artist, Randy Armstrong who will honor the ancestors through rituals, chants, African drumming, and dance.

This event is live and live-streamed on Zoom, Facebook & Youtube.

BHTNH 2021 Juneteenth events are sponsored by:
Eastern Bank, ReVision Energy, People’s Bank, University of New Hampshire, The Music Hall, & Centrus Digital.

   

Jun
22
Tue
2021
South African Marimba Classes – 6 Week Series / Tuesdays & Thursdays @6PM • June 22-July 29, 2021 @ Beauty Hill Music Studios
Jun 22 @ 6:00 pm – Jul 29 @ 7:15 pm

THE STORY

Marimba Bands can be heard and experienced throughout South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Southern Africa. Even in the United States you can find Marimba Bands from the Pacific Northwest to New England inspired by many African musicians who have taught the tradition and instruments at Universities and Cultural Institutions in the U.S. for decades.

Randy has been a performer, teacher and student of the balafon which is the West Africa marimba/xylophone style instrument similar to the South African marimbas for over four decades. While on tour in South Africa as an accompanist for the women’s chorus, Voices From The Heart in the summer of 2018, Randy experienced the dynamic and joyous music of Marimba Bands at concert halls, churches, schools and street performances. At a concert Voices From The Heart performed with Desmond Tutu and his family in attendance, a young group of talented and energetic South African Marimba players performed traditional songs and pop tunes that had the entire audience singing and dancing together. Even Papa Tutu got up to dance to the song, PATA PATA made famous by South African singer, Miriam Makeba and played brilliantly by the Marimba Band. At that moment, Randy was inspired to commission a set of South African Marimbas handcrafted by ethnomusicologist, Gavin Coppenhall—African Ethos Instruments in Cape Town. The Marimbas arrived at the Port of New York on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2018 and the journey begins.

“Music is a great blessing. It has the power to elevate and liberate us. It sets people free to dream. It can unite us to sing with one voice.” — Nelson Mandela

Weekly group classes and private lessons at Beauty Hill Music Studios, Barrington, New Hampshire.

For Info: 603.512.4325 or  Email: info@randyarmstrong.com
Visit Us On FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/WorldBeatMarimba

Book Randy Armstrong & WorldBeat Marimba Today.

Jul
31
Sat
2021
Teaching World Music, Arts & Culture • Graduate Course & Professional Development Training • July 31, August 1, 7, 8, 2021 • 9am-4pm Daily
Jul 31 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Teaching World Music, Arts & Culture • Graduate Course & Professional Development Training • July 31, August 1, 7, 8, 2021 • 9am-4pm Daily

TEACHING WORLD MUSIC, ARTS & CULTURE • Graduate & Professional Development Course

Excited to announce that I will be offering a Four-Day Integrated Arts Graduate Course for 3 credits through Plymouth State University! The course can be audited or taken as Professional Development Credit (28 to 50 hours awarded) or Personal Enrichment. The course will be offered at my beautiful Beauty Hill Music Studios location in Barrington, NH USA. Safe COVID-19 protocols observed. Dates: July 31, August 12, 7, 8, 2021 (2-Weekends)

OVERVIEW:

ST: Teaching World Music, Arts and Culture • Randy Armstrong, Instructor • Location at his Beauty Hill Music & Recording Studios in Barrington, NH 03825

3 Credit and Audit Enrollment Information through Plymouth State University: Course Search Listing / Plymouth State University: Registration and Enrollment/ Limited Enrollment

Direct Enrollment, Professional Development Inquiries – Contact: Randy Armstrong, Instructor: info@randyarmstrong.com / 603-512-4325

It’s going to be an exciting educational experience!

Aug
1
Sun
2021
Teaching World Music, Arts & Culture • Graduate Course & Professional Development Training • July 31, August 1, 7, 8, 2021 • 9am-4pm Daily
Aug 1 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Teaching World Music, Arts & Culture • Graduate Course & Professional Development Training • July 31, August 1, 7, 8, 2021 • 9am-4pm Daily

TEACHING WORLD MUSIC, ARTS & CULTURE • Graduate & Professional Development Course

Excited to announce that I will be offering a Four-Day Integrated Arts Graduate Course for 3 credits through Plymouth State University! The course can be audited or taken as Professional Development Credit (28 to 50 hours awarded) or Personal Enrichment. The course will be offered at my beautiful Beauty Hill Music Studios location in Barrington, NH USA. Safe COVID-19 protocols observed. Dates: July 31, August 12, 7, 8, 2021 (2-Weekends)

OVERVIEW:

ST: Teaching World Music, Arts and Culture • Randy Armstrong, Instructor • Location at his Beauty Hill Music & Recording Studios in Barrington, NH 03825

3 Credit and Audit Enrollment Information through Plymouth State University: Course Search Listing / Plymouth State University: Registration and Enrollment/ Limited Enrollment

Direct Enrollment, Professional Development Inquiries – Contact: Randy Armstrong, Instructor: info@randyarmstrong.com / 603-512-4325

It’s going to be an exciting educational experience!

Aug
7
Sat
2021
Teaching World Music, Arts & Culture • Graduate Course & Professional Development Training • July 31, August 1, 7, 8, 2021 • 9am-4pm Daily
Aug 7 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Teaching World Music, Arts & Culture • Graduate Course & Professional Development Training • July 31, August 1, 7, 8, 2021 • 9am-4pm Daily

TEACHING WORLD MUSIC, ARTS & CULTURE • Graduate & Professional Development Course

Excited to announce that I will be offering a Four-Day Integrated Arts Graduate Course for 3 credits through Plymouth State University! The course can be audited or taken as Professional Development Credit (28 to 50 hours awarded) or Personal Enrichment. The course will be offered at my beautiful Beauty Hill Music Studios location in Barrington, NH USA. Safe COVID-19 protocols observed. Dates: July 31, August 12, 7, 8, 2021 (2-Weekends)

OVERVIEW:

ST: Teaching World Music, Arts and Culture • Randy Armstrong, Instructor • Location at his Beauty Hill Music & Recording Studios in Barrington, NH 03825

3 Credit and Audit Enrollment Information through Plymouth State University: Course Search Listing / Plymouth State University: Registration and Enrollment/ Limited Enrollment

Direct Enrollment, Professional Development Inquiries – Contact: Randy Armstrong, Instructor: info@randyarmstrong.com / 603-512-4325

It’s going to be an exciting educational experience!

Aug
8
Sun
2021
Teaching World Music, Arts & Culture • Graduate Course & Professional Development Training • July 31, August 1, 7, 8, 2021 • 9am-4pm Daily
Aug 8 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Teaching World Music, Arts & Culture • Graduate Course & Professional Development Training • July 31, August 1, 7, 8, 2021 • 9am-4pm Daily

TEACHING WORLD MUSIC, ARTS & CULTURE • Graduate & Professional Development Course

Excited to announce that I will be offering a Four-Day Integrated Arts Graduate Course for 3 credits through Plymouth State University! The course can be audited or taken as Professional Development Credit (28 to 50 hours awarded) or Personal Enrichment. The course will be offered at my beautiful Beauty Hill Music Studios location in Barrington, NH USA. Safe COVID-19 protocols observed. Dates: July 31, August 12, 7, 8, 2021 (2-Weekends)

OVERVIEW:

ST: Teaching World Music, Arts and Culture • Randy Armstrong, Instructor • Location at his Beauty Hill Music & Recording Studios in Barrington, NH 03825

3 Credit and Audit Enrollment Information through Plymouth State University: Course Search Listing / Plymouth State University: Registration and Enrollment/ Limited Enrollment

Direct Enrollment, Professional Development Inquiries – Contact: Randy Armstrong, Instructor: info@randyarmstrong.com / 603-512-4325

It’s going to be an exciting educational experience!

Jun
19
Sat
2021
Juneteeth Celebration with Akwaaba Ensemble • African Burying Ground • Portsmouth NH @ African Burying Ground Memorial Park
Jun 19 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

 

Honored to be invited to join the Akwaaba Ensemble in this special celebration, commemoration & ceremony.

Dance of The Ancestors:
Ritual, Chants, Drumming & Movement

Saturday, June 19, 3:00 PM, Live Drumming & Dance, Free 

The closing event, streamed live from the Portsmouth African Burying Ground, features Chief Wándé Abímbọ́lá, a Yoruba priest and the Àwísẹ Awo Àgbàyé (Voice of Ifa in the World), Chief Oscar Mokeme from the Nmuo Society, and members from Akwaaba Ensemble with special guest artist, Randy Armstrong who will honor the ancestors through rituals, chants, African drumming, and dance.

This event is live and live-streamed on Zoom, Facebook & Youtube.

BHTNH 2021 Juneteenth events are sponsored by:
Eastern Bank, ReVision Energy, People’s Bank, University of New Hampshire, The Music Hall, & Centrus Digital.

   

Jun
22
Tue
2021
South African Marimba Classes – 6 Week Series / Tuesdays & Thursdays @6PM • June 22-July 29, 2021 @ Beauty Hill Music Studios
Jun 22 @ 6:00 pm – Jul 29 @ 7:15 pm

THE STORY

Marimba Bands can be heard and experienced throughout South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Southern Africa. Even in the United States you can find Marimba Bands from the Pacific Northwest to New England inspired by many African musicians who have taught the tradition and instruments at Universities and Cultural Institutions in the U.S. for decades.

Randy has been a performer, teacher and student of the balafon which is the West Africa marimba/xylophone style instrument similar to the South African marimbas for over four decades. While on tour in South Africa as an accompanist for the women’s chorus, Voices From The Heart in the summer of 2018, Randy experienced the dynamic and joyous music of Marimba Bands at concert halls, churches, schools and street performances. At a concert Voices From The Heart performed with Desmond Tutu and his family in attendance, a young group of talented and energetic South African Marimba players performed traditional songs and pop tunes that had the entire audience singing and dancing together. Even Papa Tutu got up to dance to the song, PATA PATA made famous by South African singer, Miriam Makeba and played brilliantly by the Marimba Band. At that moment, Randy was inspired to commission a set of South African Marimbas handcrafted by ethnomusicologist, Gavin Coppenhall—African Ethos Instruments in Cape Town. The Marimbas arrived at the Port of New York on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2018 and the journey begins.

“Music is a great blessing. It has the power to elevate and liberate us. It sets people free to dream. It can unite us to sing with one voice.” — Nelson Mandela

Weekly group classes and private lessons at Beauty Hill Music Studios, Barrington, New Hampshire.

For Info: 603.512.4325 or  Email: info@randyarmstrong.com
Visit Us On FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/WorldBeatMarimba

Book Randy Armstrong & WorldBeat Marimba Today.

Jul
31
Sat
2021
Teaching World Music, Arts & Culture • Graduate Course & Professional Development Training • July 31, August 1, 7, 8, 2021 • 9am-4pm Daily
Jul 31 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Teaching World Music, Arts & Culture • Graduate Course  & Professional Development Training • July 31, August 1, 7, 8, 2021 • 9am-4pm Daily

TEACHING WORLD MUSIC, ARTS & CULTURE • Graduate & Professional Development Course

Excited to announce that I will be offering a Four-Day Integrated Arts Graduate Course for 3 credits through Plymouth State University! The course can be audited or taken as Professional Development Credit (28 to 50 hours awarded) or Personal Enrichment. The course will be offered at my beautiful Beauty Hill Music Studios location in Barrington, NH USA. Safe COVID-19 protocols observed. Dates: July 31, August 12, 7, 8, 2021 (2-Weekends)

OVERVIEW:

ST: Teaching World Music, Arts and Culture • Randy Armstrong, Instructor • Location at his Beauty Hill Music & Recording Studios in Barrington, NH 03825

3 Credit and Audit Enrollment Information through Plymouth State University: Course Search Listing / Plymouth State University: Registration and Enrollment/ Limited Enrollment

Direct Enrollment, Professional Development Inquiries – Contact: Randy Armstrong, Instructor: info@randyarmstrong.com / 603-512-4325

It’s going to be an exciting educational experience!

Aug
1
Sun
2021
Teaching World Music, Arts & Culture • Graduate Course & Professional Development Training • July 31, August 1, 7, 8, 2021 • 9am-4pm Daily
Aug 1 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Teaching World Music, Arts & Culture • Graduate Course  & Professional Development Training • July 31, August 1, 7, 8, 2021 • 9am-4pm Daily

TEACHING WORLD MUSIC, ARTS & CULTURE • Graduate & Professional Development Course

Excited to announce that I will be offering a Four-Day Integrated Arts Graduate Course for 3 credits through Plymouth State University! The course can be audited or taken as Professional Development Credit (28 to 50 hours awarded) or Personal Enrichment. The course will be offered at my beautiful Beauty Hill Music Studios location in Barrington, NH USA. Safe COVID-19 protocols observed. Dates: July 31, August 12, 7, 8, 2021 (2-Weekends)

OVERVIEW:

ST: Teaching World Music, Arts and Culture • Randy Armstrong, Instructor • Location at his Beauty Hill Music & Recording Studios in Barrington, NH 03825

3 Credit and Audit Enrollment Information through Plymouth State University: Course Search Listing / Plymouth State University: Registration and Enrollment/ Limited Enrollment

Direct Enrollment, Professional Development Inquiries – Contact: Randy Armstrong, Instructor: info@randyarmstrong.com / 603-512-4325

It’s going to be an exciting educational experience!

Aug
7
Sat
2021
Teaching World Music, Arts & Culture • Graduate Course & Professional Development Training • July 31, August 1, 7, 8, 2021 • 9am-4pm Daily
Aug 7 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Teaching World Music, Arts & Culture • Graduate Course  & Professional Development Training • July 31, August 1, 7, 8, 2021 • 9am-4pm Daily

TEACHING WORLD MUSIC, ARTS & CULTURE • Graduate & Professional Development Course

Excited to announce that I will be offering a Four-Day Integrated Arts Graduate Course for 3 credits through Plymouth State University! The course can be audited or taken as Professional Development Credit (28 to 50 hours awarded) or Personal Enrichment. The course will be offered at my beautiful Beauty Hill Music Studios location in Barrington, NH USA. Safe COVID-19 protocols observed. Dates: July 31, August 12, 7, 8, 2021 (2-Weekends)

OVERVIEW:

ST: Teaching World Music, Arts and Culture • Randy Armstrong, Instructor • Location at his Beauty Hill Music & Recording Studios in Barrington, NH 03825

3 Credit and Audit Enrollment Information through Plymouth State University: Course Search Listing / Plymouth State University: Registration and Enrollment/ Limited Enrollment

Direct Enrollment, Professional Development Inquiries – Contact: Randy Armstrong, Instructor: info@randyarmstrong.com / 603-512-4325

It’s going to be an exciting educational experience!

Aug
8
Sun
2021
Teaching World Music, Arts & Culture • Graduate Course & Professional Development Training • July 31, August 1, 7, 8, 2021 • 9am-4pm Daily
Aug 8 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Teaching World Music, Arts & Culture • Graduate Course  & Professional Development Training • July 31, August 1, 7, 8, 2021 • 9am-4pm Daily

TEACHING WORLD MUSIC, ARTS & CULTURE • Graduate & Professional Development Course

Excited to announce that I will be offering a Four-Day Integrated Arts Graduate Course for 3 credits through Plymouth State University! The course can be audited or taken as Professional Development Credit (28 to 50 hours awarded) or Personal Enrichment. The course will be offered at my beautiful Beauty Hill Music Studios location in Barrington, NH USA. Safe COVID-19 protocols observed. Dates: July 31, August 12, 7, 8, 2021 (2-Weekends)

OVERVIEW:

ST: Teaching World Music, Arts and Culture • Randy Armstrong, Instructor • Location at his Beauty Hill Music & Recording Studios in Barrington, NH 03825

3 Credit and Audit Enrollment Information through Plymouth State University: Course Search Listing / Plymouth State University: Registration and Enrollment/ Limited Enrollment

Direct Enrollment, Professional Development Inquiries – Contact: Randy Armstrong, Instructor: info@randyarmstrong.com / 603-512-4325

It’s going to be an exciting educational experience!

Scoring

Find out more about Randy Armstrong’s scoring for film, television, theatre and dance. 

Keynote Speaker & Event Performances

Randy Armstrong keynote speaking engagements cover topics on unity, diversity and the healing aspect of music.