Percussion Ensemble

Percussion Ensemble

The CMU Percussion Ensemble has performed in America's Thanksgiving Day Parade, held annually in Detroit and broadcast nationally on CBS. They have performed concerts for the International/National Conventions of the Music Educator's National Convention, Percussive Arts Society International Convention, College Band Director's National Association, International Association of Jazz Educators, and the Music Teacher's National Association. The ensemble has performed annually at The Montreux-Detroit Jazz Festival and the Notre Dame Jazz Festival.

The ensemble has premiered Michael Colgrass' Pulitzer Prize winning composition Déjà Vu for Percussion Quartet and Wind Ensemble, David Maslanka's Arcadia II for Marimba and Percussion Ensemble, Maslanka's Montana Music: Three Dances for Percussion, and David Gillingham's national award-winning composition Paschal Dances.

Faculty

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Honors Convocation Recital

Date: Thursday, August 28, 2014
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: Staples Family Concert Hall
Price: This concert is free and open to the public.

Faculty Artist Jay Batzner, composition

Date: Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Location: Staples Family Concert Hall
Price: $5 public, $3 students/seniors. Tickets are available at the Central Box Office by calling 774-3000.

Alan Gumm, Faculty Presentation

Date: Thursday, September 11, 2014
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Location: Chamichian Recital Hall
Price: This concert is free and open to the public.

Faculty Artist Latoya Lain, mezzo-soprano

Date: Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Location: Staples Family Concert Hall
Price: $5 public, $3 students/seniors. Tickets are available at the Central Box Office by calling 774-3000.

Guest Artist Andreas Klein, piano

Date: Thursday, September 18, 2014
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Location: Staples Family Concert Hall
Price: $5 public, $3 students/seniors. Tickets are available at the Central Box Office by calling 774-3000.
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