The College of Arts and Architecture
  • funny percussion pose 2015
  • percussion 2015
  • percussion quartet at Mosaic 2013

Percussion and Mallet Ensembles

Percussion Ensembles I and II
Course Details: 
Music 086.1, 11:15-12:30pm; Music 086.2; MW, 5:00-6:15pm

Percussion Ensembles I and II perform a variety of music written for four to twelve players, including contemporary music written for percussion as well as arrangements. Instrumentation includes all types of percussion, from familiar drums and cymbals to exotic items from around the world. Through participation, students learn the art of ensemble performing and augment their understanding of the role of percussion within the discipline of music. They also learn the skills of organization and cooperation through rehearsal and performance. The ensembles have appeared frequently at meetings of the Music Educators National Conference and the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association. Enrollment is by audition with the conductor. Photo credit: Annemarie Mountz

Mallet Ensemble
Course Details: 
Music 087, MW 3:35-4:25pm
The Mallet Ensemble performs music either written for or arranged for mallet-played keyboard percussion instruments and consists of three to eight players. Literature ranges from transcribed orchestral and chamber music to contemporary compositions written specifically for mallet ensemble. Enrollment is by audition with the conductor. Photo credit: Annemarie Mountz