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Percussion Ensemble


The University of Rochester Percussion Ensemble is a serious contemporary percussion ensemble, currently directed by Brandt Blackard. The ensemble performs works from the standard percussion ensemble repertoire, occasionally the less standard and brand new compositions for this genre. Some of the composers whose repertoire we have performed in the past consist of Hollinden, Rouse, Beck, Cowell, Peck, Cage, and Andriessen.

Prior experience in percussion, the ability to read music, and an audition are required. Students should contact Brant Blackard for meeting and class times.