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Percussion Ensemble

Under the direction of Dr. Christopher Butler, the SIU Percussion Ensemble is an extremely important chamber ensemble for the percussion activities within Southern Illinois University. Within this ensemble, percussionists perform cutting-edge percussion repertoire that challenges them in technical precision and artistic expression.

If you are interested in joining the SIU Percussion Studio, please contact Dr. Christopher Butler via email at cbutler@siu.edu.


NEWS FOR SPRING 2017

SIU Day of Percussion

Saturday, March 4, 2017
Guest Artists include Doug Perkins, John David, and the Quey Percussion Duo (Gene Koshinski and Tim Broscious)

Schedule

2pm     Quey Percussion Duo Clinic
3pm     John David – Drumset Clinic  
4pm     Doug Perkins – Multi-Percussion Clinic
5pm     Quey Percussion Duo Concert

Download SIU Day of Percussion posters:

SIU Percussion Ensemble Concert

Featuring Doug Perkins and John David
Saturday, March 4, 2017
7:30pm – Shryock Auditorium


VIDEOS

Extremes, Jason Treuting
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCCQbgkAJmo

Catching Shadows, Ivan Trevino
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZmLJJdOL3Q

Water: Todos los rios el Rio, Alejandro Viñao
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jy3lod8bWZA&t=157s

Over the Rainbow
James Vilseck, marimba
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=569pLhxEVAs

Denkyem, Joe W. Moore III
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRiF1h2kCho

Fractalia, Owen Clayton Condon
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZQI0Igpk74

Ogoun Badagris, Christopher Rouse
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeSKbOXYPEE

Streams, Warren Benson
James Vilseck, conductor
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g55Oi05KMBU

Double Music, Cage/Harrison
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSX7AECz4W8

Girlfriend’s Medley, Bob Becker
Featuring Gavin Ryan, xylophone
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3eA0sAutPk

SIU Fall 2014 Percussion Ensemble Highlights
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_eAzgv0IBo

Nalu, Francisco Perez
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wBrlYI39_8

The Whistler, George Hamilton Green arr. Becker
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LaCkCvc1U7k

Ragtime Robin, George Hamilton Green arr. Becker
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFl1nyfWv0M

Hemispheres, Kevin Bobo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1crTR8Eyb6Y

Gravity, Marc Mellits
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jDsVoEazyk

Sharpened Stick, Brett William Dietz
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEk0Lcri__w


REPERTOIRE (since 2014)

Over the Rainbow, Harold Arlen arr. Robert Oetomo
Mudra, Bob Becker
Streams, Warren Benson
Hemispheres, Kevin Bobo
Double Music, John Cage and Lou Harrison
Fractalia, Owen Clayton Condon
Sharpened Stick, Brett William Dietz
The Whistler, George Hamilton Green arr. Becker
Ragtime Robin, George Hamilton Green arr. Becker
Fist Through Traffic, Charles Griffin
Suite en Concert for Flute and Percussion, André Jolivet
Threads, Paul Lansky
Gravity, Marc Mellits
Denkyem, Joe W. Moore III
Temporal Waves, Jordan Nobles
Fratres, Arvo Part
Nalu, Francisco Perez
Kyoto, John Psathas
Music for PIeces of Wood, Steve Reich
El dia de los Muertos, Robert Xavier Rodriguez
Bonham, Christopher Rouse
Donner, David Skidmore
Ritual Music, David Skidmore
Extremes, Jason Treuting
Catching Shadows, Ivan Trevino
Water: Todos los rios el Rio, Alejandro Viñao
Omphalo Centric Lecture, Nigel Westlake​
Trio per Uno, Nebojsa Zivkovic