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A Musical Approach to Percussion Ensemble

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  • Our clinic will focus on ways to integrate chamber music for percussion into band and orchestra programs at the middle school and high school level. The presentation will focus on original music for percussion, rather than transcriptions, with an emphasis on unconducted performances. Performances by our ensemble will illustrate how the concepts students learn in percussion chamber music can easily and effectively translate to a band or orchestra setting.
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  • Praised by Time Out Chicago for “chops, polish, and youthful joy in performing,” Third Coast Percussion (Clay Condon, Robert Dillon, Peter Martin, David Skidmore) uses an impressive array of percussion instruments to create a performance experience like no other. With exceptional talent and dedicated artistry, this “sonically spectacular” (Chicago Tribune) quartet combines the driving intensity of drums, the beautiful warmth of marimbas and vibraphones, and the surprisingly exotic sounds of everyday objects to make music that is playful, memorable and profound. In performances around the country, the Chicago-based ensemble has swiftly gained national attention for effortlessly combining the energy of a rock concert with the precision and sophistication of classical chamber music.