Concordia musicians will be in the international spotlight next month, as the Concordia Percussion Ensemble performs at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention.
The ensemble, directed by Dr. David P. Eyler, will present the “New Literature for Percussion Ensemble” at PASIC, which is held in Indianapolis.
This is the first time the percussion ensemble has been invited to perform at the international convention 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 Concordia’s presentation is to showcase new percussion ensemble music available. Eyler and the Concordia musicians selected literature representing original works and arrangements for young ensembles and challenging compositions for advanced university groups.
PASIC has been an annual event for more than 40 years, providing educational and performance opportunities to thousands of percussionists from all around the world. Last year more than 6,000 percussion enthusiasts attended the convention.