Percussion Ensemble


Percussion Ensemble Student

This ensemble provides an opportunity for advanced high school students to challenge themselves with unique and advanced percussion ensemble music. Students perform in a wide variety of ensemble settings including large and small mallet keyboard ensembles, ethnic/world percussion, and traditional percussion ensembles.

Members must meet the following criteria: read music, play keyboard mallets including 4-mallets, play concert and rudimental snare drum, play timpani, play auxiliary and accessory percussion instruments. Drum set experience is helpful, but not required.

2014-15 Concerts

7 p.m., Sunday, December 7, 2014
7 p.m., Sunday, April 19, 2015

At the Community Music School Center
535 Garden Ave.
Webster Groves, MO 63119

FREE and open to the public

Instruments: All percussion instruments
Ages: students in grades 9-12
Rehearsals: 1-3 p.m. on alternating Sundays 

Erin Elstner, conductor

Erin ElstnerB.M. in Percussion Performance at Mannes College of Music in New York.
Bio: Began her teaching career at the St. Louis Symphony Community Music School and later taught at New York's Third Street Music Settlement and Carnegie Hall, and the Taichung School of Arts and Music in Taiwan; performance achievements include playing percussion at the International Women's Brass Conference in 1996, an American tour led by Susan Slaughter and Principal Orchestral Players and 'The True Heart', a ceremony and performance with Glen Velez in 1998; also played in a Brazilian Band for 'De La Guarda Argentinian Dance Troupe' at the 2003 VH-1 Fashion Awards, vibraphone and percussion in the Pop Music performing group 'Champale', and drumset/percussion for the Asian tour of Broadway Revue 'Bright Lights! Broadway!'; has recorded numerous albums and has played with rock, blues and pop bands, including the back-up band for Peter Cetera of Chicago; has taught for 15 years and is currently a freelance performer in the St. Louis area.

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