AT SIXTY was a birthday celebration honoring Stuart Saunders Smith and his contributions to music. A series of four concerts was held on March 7-8, 2008. One concert highlighted his percussion music, another featured music theater; the other two concerts were of Stuart's solo and chamber music. AT SIXTY was hosted by the University of Akron Percussion Department, directed by Dr, Larry Snider. The performers came from all over the United States to take part in this gathering. Many of the performers were University of Akron students and alumni, and many friends and former students were in the audience. Biographical Sketch: Stuart Saunders Smith (born 1948 in Portland, Maine, USA) is a confessional composer in the New England tradition. "My music is about my life. I am after the particular, for the revelations of the particular speak to the universal. Composition, for me, is autobiographical. Composing means making sense of my person and personal history. I keep company with myself, and come to understand myself."