The Beginnings of Contemporary Percussion Music w/Steven Schick

Steve Schick talks about (and performs) the origins and global development of percussion music. Very enlightening and entertaining. To any of you who have read his book “The Percussionist’s Art,” it’s so nice to hear many of those ideas “from the horses’ mouth” as they say. For those of you have not, enjoy some fantastic music and presentation of ideas.


MSU Percussion Ensemble Concert 11/8/12 7:30pm

Come one, come all to a concert of percussion ensemble works by Cage, Lucas, Ligeti,Elliot Cole, Andrea Mazzariello, and then some. The concert is in Cook Hall at Michigan State University. This will prove to be a entertaining evening of great music, and it’s FREE!

Thursday, November 8th, 2012 – 7:30pm

Join the facebook event here.


Percussion Duo

Here are my five “noises” for Paul Lanksy’s percussion duet Travel Diary. Yes, that is indeed a door nob. I finally have the fortune to be playing this piece, and with an exceptional colleague at MSU, Kelsey Tamayo. We’re thinking of playing more percussion duos seeing as we’re enjoying this one so much. Any suggestions?