The Percussion Ensemble is dedicated to performing literature written for large percussion ensemble, in addition to alternative chamber formats including mixed ensemble, folkloric traditional, electronic, and the music of contemporary composers. Students experience performing on a diverse array of percussion instruments, including mallet percussion, hand percussion, drum set, electronic percussion and traditional section percussion. Smaller ensembles are also extracted from within the Percussion Ensemble, in order to provide students experiences developing improvisation skills within the context of a drum set trio, an iPad ensemble, and a mallet ensemble. The groups perform on campus each semester, and travel in local tours every couple of years.
Register for MUSP 155 and attend the first rehearsals of the semester, Tuesday, Aug. 23 or Thursday, Aug. 25 from 3:30-5:20 p.m. in PAC 113.
Contact Dr. Vermillion at email@example.com to ask questions or find out more information.