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.
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
Final Camp Concert at 2:00 pm on Saturday - free and open to the public! Come see what we worked on during the week!
Where: UCF Campus - exact location TBA
When: 2:00 pm, Saturday July 18