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Jazz, percussion ensembles to perform

Posted by Ashley Wise on Thu, Oct 25, 2012 @ 10:10 AM

Waynesburg University will host the Jazz and Percussion Ensembles Fall Concert Thursday, Nov. 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the Goodwin Performing Arts Center. The event is hosted by the Department of Fine Arts and the Music Program at Waynesburg University. Admission is free, and the public is cordially invited to attend.

The Waynesburg University Jazz Ensembles, both vocal and instrumental, along with their colleagues in the Percussion Ensemble, combine to perform a night of jazz and percussion standards. The repertoire presented by the jazz ensembles will cover music composed by jazz great Duke Ellington, as well as Disney favorites with a jazz slant.

The Percussion Ensemble will present music for mallets, hand percussion, drums and mixed instrumentation. These concerts present unique opportunities for music students to explore techniques connected to jazz music as well as delving into many areas of global percussive arts.

The concert will feature music from the Jazz Combo, the Vocal Jazz Ensemble, the Jazz Trio and the Percussion Ensemble. The ensembles are made up of approximately 20 Waynesburg University students.

For more information, contact Dr. Ronda DePriest, assistant professor of instrumental music and director of the Music Program at Waynesburg University, at 724-852-3420.

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