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UC’s Percussion Ensemble Finishes Strong at Spring Concert

Williamsburg, Ky. – University of the Cumberlands Percussion Ensemble presented their Spring Concert on Wednesday April 20th, 2011 using their talents to perform different styles of music both traditional and modern. The ensemble is directed by Jim Corcoran.

Included in the playlist by order of performance were – Get Jack by UCPE, 4/4 For Four by Anthony J. Cirone, Three Brothers by Michael Colgrass, Mercury Rising by Nathan Daughtry, Vision In a Dream by Tim Huesgen, Edges of the World by Nathan Daughtry, Stubernic by Mark Ford and Ritual Music by David Skidmore.

Several student soloists were featured during the concert, including Karlina Riddell (Shelbyville, KY) on the vibraphone, Matt Pyles (Corbin, KY) on the marimba, Casey Bernard (London, KY) on the vibes and Zach Purdie (Williamsburg, KY), Jeremy Roberts (London, KY) and Ryan Swartzendruber (Stevensville, MI) in Stubernic.

The Percussion Ensemble is designed to give the percussionist an intensive playing experience. In the fall semester, the Percussion Ensemble works on development of the rudimental-style of playing, focusing primarily on marching percussion and marching band music. The spring semester provides opportunities to play a wide variety of styles and pieces including solo, chamber, and ensemble literature, modern styles, rudimental and world music.

This ensemble is open to interested Percussionists, according to the needs of the ensemble.