October 15, 2013
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
DR. DAVID P. EYLER, professor, Music
AMY KELLY, Media Relations director
CONCORDIA PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE TO APPEAR
AT PERCUSSIVE ARTS SOCIETY INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION
The Concordia Percussion Ensemble, directed by Dr. David P. Eyler, has been invited to perform at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) in November. The ensemble will present the “New Literature for Percussion Ensemble” session at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, in the Indianapolis Convention Center. This is the first time the Percussion Ensemble has been invited to perform at PASIC and the first opportunity most Concordia students have had to experience this event.
“Being selected is a remarkable achievement for the percussion program. Professor David Eyler has established a program with a truly national reputation,” says Dr. John Roberts, chair of the music department.
The purpose of the NLS is to showcase the new percussion ensemble music currently available. Eyler and the Concordia musicians have selected literature representing original works and arrangements for young ensembles and challenging compositions for advanced university groups. There will also be more than 120 events from which Concordia students may choose to attend during the four days of the convention.
This year celebrates the 20th anniversary of the New Literature Session (NLS). PASIC has been an annual event for more than 40 years providing educational and performance opportunities to thousands of percussionists from all over the world. Last year more than 6,000 percussion enthusiasts attended the convention.
“We are so proud of our percussion ensemble and what they have accomplished by earning this invitation. I have no doubt that these young artists will shine a bright light on Concordia,” says Dr. Timothy Wollenzien, director of Music Organizations at Concordia.
The Concordia Percussion Ensemble and Marimba Choir will perform many of the works from the convention performance during its fall concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, in Memorial Auditorium on the campus of Concordia College. Admission is free and open to the public.
Concordia College is a four-year liberal arts college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America offering more than 60 majors, including 18 honors majors and 12 preprofessional programs.