Congratulations, Leslie Bassett

"Hammered Strings and Whistling Pipes" for piano and pipe organ, by Leslie Bassett, was recently premiered by Philip and Joy Hayner at Piedmont College, as well as "Sound Off!!!" for 10 percussionists, at the Pro Musica series of Gainesville, Georgia. In May of 2009, Bassett was awarded an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree by California State University, Fresno, a very happy occasion.