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Percussion Ensembles

Spring 2020 Wind Ensemble/Symphony Band/Orchestra placement auditions:
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PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE (To audition, please contact Prof. Kataoka)
Ayano Kataoka, director
Performs percussion music for ensembles of all shapes and sizes, including classic 20th century works by composers such as Steve Reich, John Cage, Gardner Read, Iannis Xenakis, Lukas Ligeti and Carlos Chavez.

Thomas Hannum, director
Perform Classical transcriptions and contemporary selections arranged especially for marimba choirs.

Thomas Hannum, director
With the addition of other instruments such as bass and drums, these ensembles deliver an appealing mix of Latin, jazz and contemporary arrangements.

To audition for the Marimba Bands or Marimba Ensembles, please contact Prof. Hannum.