The Percussion Ensemble (MU-134A) focuses on small ensemble performance techniques and literature. This small chamber ensemble allows members to focus on individual performance in a smaller and more intimate setting. Percussion ensemble performs music from a wide range of repertoire, including classical, contemporary, and popular styles. Percussion Ensemble performs throughout each semester and is a regular performer at the PAS Connecticut Day of Percussion.
Members utilize skills on keyboard, battery, concert, auxiliary, hand percussion, and world percussion instruments. Basic techniques are covered through master classes that are given throughout the year. Many different types of instruments are covered so that everyone has a background on any instruments that may be played. Many different genres and composers are covered to expose members to the vast diversity of percussion ensemble literature. All percussion students are required to be members of the Percussive Arts Society which allows students entrance to state PAS events as well as the PAS International Convention (PASIC).
Percussion Ensemble can can be taken for one credit and can be applied toward the Music Minor.
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For more information on the Percussion Ensemble, contact:
Assistant Director of Bands