The Percussion and Electronic Percussion/MIDI Ensembles are the newest instrumental ensembles at Georgia Tech. Both ensembles are offered for credit during spring semester. They provide unique experiences for Tech students and embrace many diverse performance opportunities.
The Percussion Ensemble is a traditional concert ensemble that studies classic and contemporary literature, as well as transcriptions of standard, jazz and popular styles. This ensemble is open to all students with a percussion background.
The Electronic Percussion/MIDI Ensemble presents new percussion performance practices in a contemporary medium through the use of electronically triggered devices and theatrical lighting and staging. This combination of elements unites aural and visual entertainment with a uniquely creative twist. Virtually any surface becomes the canvas from which performers paint aural images. These are combined with performance-controlled visual and video elements in a diverse multimedia environment. The ensemble also provides students the opportunity to apply their technical classroom knowledge in creating their own electronic instruments and incorporating them into small and large group performances. Membership is limited and an audition is required.
For more information on percussion ensembles, please contact Mr. Chris Moore.