The Fall 2019 Percussion Ensemble and Steel Deal Caribbean Pan Ensemble Concert will feature works by Tom Miller, Clifford Alexis, and more. Information about the Percussion Ensemble at Graceland can be accessed here
Graceland Percussion Day 2020 will feature three great guest artists presenting clinics on a diverse range of percussion education. Guest artists will be announced at a later date.
More information about this event can be found at this page and will be updated as it becomes available: GPD2020
The Marching Yellowjackets will begin their third season with pre-season camp! We have some great staff lined up for the band.
More information will be released as it becomes available.
Crossroads Indoor Percussion, a WGI Independent Open Class group, will be in residence at Graceland University April 6-7. They will be rehearsing in the Shaw Center and the Closson.
Crossroads will be hosting an open rehearsal in the Closson from 9-12 on Sunday morning for any interested students. If you haven’t seen any indoor percussion, please stop by!
Interested in joining next year or coming to some experience camps? More information: https://www.crossroadsindoor.org
Graceland University is hosting our annual Percussion Day on March 26, 2019. Guest artists include Airmen Joshua Dick and Kathryn Yuill and Dr. Joe Moore III. Clinic topics will range from drum set to composition and everything in between!
This event is free, open to middle school up to college students, and you can register here: www.Graceland.edu/vpa/workshop-days
Information and exact schedule will be available as the events gets closer. Hope to see you there!
Graceland is excited to host Dr. Joe Galvin, Steel Pannist and Director of the Latin American Ensemble at Indiana University. While in residence, Dr. Galvin will be presenting a masterclass and performing as a special guest on the GU Percussion and Caribbean Steel Pan Ensemble Concert on November 19 at 7:30pm.
This event will be free and more details will be released at a later date.
I’m looking forward to a visit to UWSP, funded by the Great Artists, Great Speakers series! I will work with the students on Brazilian Samba Batucada, have a chance to work one on one with Applied Percussion students, and perform a Guest Artist Recital in Michelsen Hall at 7:30pm.
These events are free - I would love to see you there if you’re in the area! Thank you to Dr. Brian Baldauff for arranging this visit!
Percussion at the Center is a percussion workshop taught by Professors Melinda Leoce and Matthew Nichols at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts. Topics covered will include keyboard, snare, and drum set fundamentals; Brazilian drumming; Percussion Ensemble; and more...
More details coming soon!
Graceland Percussion Day is an event open to high schools and colleges in the cities and states surrounding Southern Iowa. High school ensembles are encouraged to sign up to receive instruction from world class guest artists. Clinics and concerts will happen throughout the day in Graceland's beautiful Shaw Center.
Event calendar and details can be found here
The GU Percussion Ensemble performs works by Evan Chapman, Steve Reich, Paul Lansky, and George Hamilton Green!
Location: Shaw Family Auditorium at the Graceland University Shaw Center
This is a FREE EVENT! It will also be live-streamed through GU's streaming service; Link TBA closer to the date of the event.
Follow Graceland Percussion here
Phantoms of the Orchestra
With the Des Moines Symphony and Magic Circle Mime Company
Every Halloween the "phantoms of the orchestra" return to haunt the concert hall. The maestro and his terrified assistant must use the power of the baton to control this ghoulish orchestra of the undead and lead them in concert. The story of the Sorcerer's Apprentice is brought vividly to life in this eye-catching Family or Pops concert program.
A unique opportunity to study closely with UCF percussion faculty Thad Anderson, percussionist, composer, and contemporary/electroacoustic music specialist; Kirk Gay, world-class timpanist and orchestral musician; and Jeff Moore, internationally recognized percussion clinician, lecturer, and soloist, as well as other guest artists and instructors including Scott Herring, Blake Tyson, Melinda Leoce, and Marissa Turney.
Join us for a free post-camp concert Saturday, July 22 at 2:00 in the UCF Visual Arts Building.
Exact dates TBA
Exact dates TBA