The Mars Hill University Percussion Ensembles are active ensembles and chamber groups comprised of freshman to senior percussion majors. These ensembles perform a variety of literature thus providing the students with a comprehensive performing experience.
While Percussion Ensemble (MUS 105) and Percussion Montage (MUS 116) are separate and distinct from the applied percussion course, they are inextricably linked; Percussion Ensembles are a “laboratory” in which skills learned in applied study are “applied.” The director encourages performance in Percussion Ensembles every semester since progression through the levels of ensemble brings one into contact with the most strenuous of demands ever placed upon the percussionist. Outstanding performance and comfort in percussion ensembles guarantees outstanding performance and comfort in any musical ensemble. It is without question, the most important activity for percussion majors.
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