Percussion Ensemble | Webster University

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 keyboard mallet ensembles, ethnic/world percussion, and traditional battery based percussion ensembles. 

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

2017-18 Concerts

7 p.m., Sunday, December 17, 2017
7 p.m., Sunday, April 15, 2018

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/The New School University in New York City and Music Education certification from the University of Missouri-St.Louis graduating summa cum laude 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 as a Teaching Artist, and the Taichung School of Arts and Music in Taiwan, Erin Elstner Percussion Studio and co-director of The Strike Institute; currently Professor of Percussion for the Webster University Department of Music and conductor of the Webster University Percussion Ensemble, hosting numerous clinics with internationally reknowned artists; performance achievements include playing percussion with the International Women's Brass Conference, Glen Velez, De La Guarda at the VH-1 Fashion Awards, Peter Cetera of Chicago, the Joffrey Ballet, the Bach Society, the Muny, the Grateful Dead Tribute concert and Motown at the Fox and drumset for the Asian tour of Broadway Revue 'Bright Lights! Broadway!'. Along with being a freelance percussionist in New York, played in the new music group Synchronia, world music group the Sambistas, Brazilian group the Sambanditos, drumset and percussion with the blues band Hazmat Modine, vibraphone and percussion for the band Champale and drumset with the rock band RED; has recorded numerous albums and has played with rock, blues and pop bands, including Clem Snide, David Garza, Kill Henry Sugar and Bambi Kino; has taught for 20 years and is currently a freelance performer and adjudicator in the St. Louis area.

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