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Percussion Ensembles Drumming in the Morgan

The Utah State University Percussion Ensemble and the Caine Percussion Ensemble present “Percussion Ensembles” Monday, April 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the Morgan Theatre, located in the Chase Fine Arts Center on USU’s Logan campus.

“This concert is exciting due to the incredibly diverse array of music,” said Jason Nicholson, assistant professor of percussion in the Caine College of the Arts.

The pieces to be performed range from large percussion ensembles to a group of non-pitched percussion instruments accompanied by djembe drumming from West Africa. A wide variety of musical styles will be presented in this concert, including numbers that feature marimba quartets and ensembles.

“The audience will see an animated performance overflowing with the energy and entertainment from our students,” said Nicholson.

The students that compose the USU Percussion Ensemble are both percussion majors and non-majors. The Caine Percussion Ensemble is made up of five percussion majors who auditioned for the group. Members of the Caine Percussion Ensemble receive a scholarship funded by the Russell family.

Tickets are $10 general admission, $8 seniors and youth, $5 USU faculty and staff and free for USU students with ID. For more information or to purchase tickets visit the Caine College of the Arts Box Office located in room 139-B of the Chase Fine Arts Center, call 435-797-8022 or see the college’s Production Services website.

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Writer: Kara Rindlisbacher, 432-797-9203, kara.rindlisbacher@usu.edu

Contact: Denise Albiston, 435-797-1500, denise.albiston@usu.edu

poster illustration for USU Percussion Ensembles concert

Student musicians are featured in USU's "Percussion Ensembles" concert Monday, April 8, 7:30 p.m., Morgan Theatre, Chase Fine Arts Center.

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