Michael Burritt, Director
The Percussion Ensemble, directed by Michael Burritt, is an integral part of the curriculum and presents 5 on-campus performances as well as several off-campus concerts each year. The chamber percussion experience is essential to the percussionists’ training and allows the students to experience repertoire from the contemporary genres to that of world music and improvisation. This coming February, the ensemble with perform with guest artist Anders Åstrand, the internationally renown vibraphonist and composer from Sweden. In April, the Argentinean composer Alejandro Viñao will be in residence to work with the students in presenting a concert of his works for solo and chamber percussion.