Percussion Ensemble

Percussion Ensemble

The Troy University Percussion Ensemble was established in the Spring of 2009. Since that time, the ensemble has performed countless local, regional and national tours, as well as appearances at international conferences and conventions. The Troy University Percussion Ensemble is a 2-time winner of the Percussive Arts Society’s International Percussion Ensemble Competition (2012 and 2015); as a result of these wins, the ensemble performed a 50-minute showcase concert at PASIC 2012 and 2015, in Austin, TX and San Antonio, TX, respectively. During the Fall 2019 semester, the Troy University Percussion Ensemble was featured on the PASIC stage for a third time, presenting the “New Music Literature” session – a 90-minute showcase concert of new compositions for percussion ensemble.

The Troy University Percussion Ensemble is dedicated to the highest possible level of performance, performing both standard repertoire and new works for percussion and mixed-chamber ensembles. We have established a standard of excellence, which provides amazing performance and collaborative opportunities for our students. Advocates of new music, the ensemble has had the privilege of commissioning with more than 25 composers, and giving the world premiere performance of more than 30 new works for percussion ensemble. The ensemble performs one concert per semester, and often embarks on performance tours throughout the region, during the spring semesters.

If you are interested in more information about the Troy University Percussion Ensemble, please contact Dr. T. Adam Blackstock at tblackstock@troy.edu