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Percussion Department Information 

 

The Emporia State University Percussion Program is uniquely designed to train young musicians in all aspects of percussion performance. Using a repertoire based philosophy of teaching, the percussion program consists of studying the primary percussion instruments found in an orchestra, world percussion, jazz, and classical marimba. Through the study of these instruments a student will receive a well-rounded and complete understanding of the world of percussion and will possess the necessary skills to continue on in ones education and enter the professional world of music.

The Emporia State University Percussion Program consists of private percussion instruction, the ESU Percussion Ensemble, and a Percussion Techniques course. Other percussion opportunities include playing drumset, Latin percussion, and vibes in the university big band and jazz combos. The university is home to a band of 15 musicians called the Hornet Revue, playing modern funk, rock, hip-hop, swing, etc. style charts. The Emporia Marching Hornets incorporates a full corps style battery section and front ensemble (pit).

The ESU percussion ensemble is a consortium of musicians which collectively interprets cutting-edge, avant-garde works of the 20th and 21st century. While maintaining its eye on repertoire of the past, the ESU Percussion Department is active in commissioning new works for this genre and for hosting premiere performances of new works. The percussion ensemble fulfills the chamber music portion of a musician studying within the percussion program at Emporia State University.

The percussion program is under the direction of Dr. Tracy Freeze. To find out more about the percussion program and to contact Dr. Freeze, please visit the following website or call the department of music. http://www.emporia.edu/music     (620) 341-5431

Percussion Ensemble

Dr. Tracy Freeze, Director

Percussion ensemble

The ESU Percussion Ensemble is a consortium of musicians which collectively interprets cutting-edge, avant-garde works of the 20th and 21st century. While keeping its eye on repertoire of the past, the ESU Percussion Department is active in commissioning new works for this genre and for hosting premiere performances of new works. 

The percussion ensemble fulfils the chamber music requirements for a musician studying within the percussion program at Emporia State University.

Course: Chamber Music - Percussion Ensemble
Course Number:MU 391 C
Rehearsals: MW; 1 - 2:20 pm
Room Number: Beach Hall 134