MUSP 129P, 629P
Directed by Dr. Lee Hinkle, The University of Maryland Percussion Ensemble performs chamber music composed primarily for percussion and mallet instruments. Repertoire of historical importance is performed along with contemporary works, transcriptions of classical works, and repertoire involving solo instruments with the ensemble.
Students enrolled in the University of Maryland Percussion Ensemble are exposed to instruments that may not be addressed in private lessons. Logistics and instrument set up considerations are also discussed and examined.
Recent performances have included works by Paul Creston, John Alfieri, Daniel Levitan, Lynn Glassock, Christopher Rouse, Carlos Chavez, Edgard Varese, Russell Peck, Jonathan Leshnoff, Dave Hollinden, David Maslanka, David Gillingham, Bruce Hamilton, Nigel Westlake, Allen Houston, Brett William Dietz, Patrick Long, Michael Burritt, Donald Grantham, David Vayo, Toru Takemitsu, John Mackey, Patrick Muchmore, and John Cage.
The University of Maryland Percussion Ensemble performs one concert each semester.