The Southeastern Percussion Ensemble is to present Spring Concert on Thursday April 25th, 2013.
The Southeastern Oklahoma State University Percussion Ensemble will present an evening of unique percussion music on Thursday April 25, 2013 at 7:30PM under the direction of Dr. Marc M. White. “The SOSU Percussion Ensemble has experienced considerable recognition over the past several years, performing at university, community, and regional/state events to standing-room-only audiences,” according to White. The ensemble has performed and been a featured ensemble for the past 16 years at the Oklahoma Percussive Arts Society state conventions. “One of the unique qualities of the ensemble is the wide variety of literature that we perform,” White said. “This includes literature from the standard repertoire written specifically for percussion as well as arrangements of pieces ranging from Classical literature to contemporary popular tunes and novelty pieces.” The group utilizes all the standard drums, keyboard percussion, and auxiliary percussion as well as electronic percussion, bass guitar, keyboard synthesizers, drum set, and “found percussion”. In addition to traditional percussion music, the Southeastern Percussion Ensemble performs music from other world cultures and musical genres, incorporating indigenous instruments and performance practices as part of each concert.
The Thursday evening concert will take place in the Fine Arts Recital Hall and is free and open to the public.
This Saturday, April 20th, the Southeastern Department of Music will be hosting our annual Jazz Festival at Sports City Café (outside on the stage) from 1:00 – 8:30pm. It will be an exciting day filled with great performances from regional high schools, local bands, and our very own Southeastern ensembles! Trombonist Greg Waits, this year’s guest artist and clinician, will conclude the evening with original compositions and renditions of classic jazz standards. Admission is free – stop by, enjoy a meal, and watch some great live music. Hope to see you there!
Southeastern Swings 2013
1:00 Collinsville High School
2:00 Dickson High School
3:00 McAlester High School
4:00 Denison High School
5:00 Three River Jazz Band
5:30 Smokin’ Aces Brass Band
6:00 Cat5 Vocal Jazz Ensemble
6:30 SE Jazz Band
7:30 Greg Waits, trombone
The Department of Music would like to cordially invite you to Thursday’s performance of The Southeastern Symphonic Winds. Titled “projekt (n),” this concert is a celebration of music written in the past five years for winds and percussion and features the world premieres of two new works commissioned in part by Southeastern Oklahoma State University. This performance is a part of BrainStorm – Southeastern’s celebration of research, scholarship, and creative activity. I have attached a copy of the concert poster for your perusal – the performance begins at 7:30PM in Montgomery Auditorium and is free and open to the public. We’ll hope to see you there!
The Department of Music will present a special recital on Tuesday, March 26th at 4:00 for our visitors from the National Association of Schools of Music. All are welcome to attend in the Fine Arts Recital Hall.
The recital will include an Opera Theater production, the SE Percussion and Trumpet Ensemble, and solo and vocal performances from students from all music degree plans. Please join us for this special showcase of talent from our music department!