This chamber percussion ensemble that generally consists of four to six students focuses on a different genre each year, such as novelty music (rag times), new music, or contemporary world music. Past performances have included works by Bob Becker, Michael Burritt, Danny Clay, Eugene Novotney, Brian Nozny, David Skidmore, Steve Reich, Christopher Rouse, Nebojsa Zivkovic, and many more.
The group meets twice a week during the spring semester and has a diverse membership that ranges from percussion majors to students new to playing percussion. Usually in the first or second week of April, the AU Percussion Ensemble will play host to the annual “Night of Percussion” concert, featuring student performers and the West African Drum and Dance Ensemble.
Scholarships may be available based on the university’s needs and the student’s ability. For questions or information about joining this ensemble, contact Dr. David Perry firstname.lastname@example.org