The UMD Percussion Ensemble, directed by Dr. Gene Koshinski, rehearses 3 hrs/week and performs at least one full concert per semester. This group performs a wide variety of literature including historically significant works; contemporary trends in percussion ensemble literature; world music; elements of popular music; and brand new works for percussion. The ensemble often features student members, faculty members, and internationally acclaimed guest artists. In addition, the percussion faculty performs frequently with the ensemble, offering the students a unique side-by-side experience. The Percussion Ensemble is open to all UMD students (audition required) and typically has 10-15 members.
Graduate Percussion Group
Co-Directed by faculty percussionists Dr. Gene Koshinski and Tim Broscious, the Graduate Percussion Group focuses on the performance of percussion chamber music at the highest level. The ensemble presents a full program each spring in addition to many presentations throughout the year at various venues locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally. Graduate percussion students are coached by and perform closely with the faculty artists to present dynamic and diverse performances.
Hand Drum Ensemble
The UMD Hand Drum Ensemble is open to all students and focuses on a hands-on and fun exploration of percussion music and instruments from around the world. The extensive percussion instrument collection at UMD supports learning and performing in the following areas: Brazilian Percussion, African Percussion, Middle Eastern Percussion, Cuban/Haitian Percussion and Chinese Percussion.
For Information about music department programs and upcoming concerts, please call 218-726-8877