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11-07-2011


UC Music Department Percussion Ensemble presents Fall Concert

 


Williamsburg, Ky. - University of the Cumberlands (UC) Music Department presented their fall Percussion Ensemble Recital on Tuesday, November 1st, 2011 in the Nell Moore Recital hall. The Ensemble was led by James Corcoran, Jr.

A variety of instruments were present in the recital, including the marimba, the djembe, and the snare drum, as well as a song that featured a variety of different percussion instruments.

Included in the pieces presented were "To Gods of Rhythm" by Nebojša Jovan Živković, Ritualby M. Jordan Williams, and “Etude For A Quiet Hall” by Christopher Deane.

The Percussion Ensemble is designed to give the percussionist an intensive playing experience. In the fall semester, the Percussion Ensemble works on development of the rudimental-style of playing, focusing primarily on marching percussion and marching band music. The spring semester provides opportunities to play a wide variety of styles and pieces including solo, chamber, and ensemble literature, modern styles, rudimental and world music. This ensemble is open to interested Percussionists, according to the needs of the ensemble.

Located in Williamsburg, KY, University of the Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction, which currently offers four undergraduate degrees in more than 40 major fields of student; nine pre-professional programs; seven graduate degrees, including a doctorate and six master’s degrees; certifications in education; and online programs.

Article provided by Jordyne Gunthert, University of the Cumberlands Multimedia and Athletic Services Department