Unsilent Night

Caroling for the Digital Age Friday, Dec. 2 | 7:30 p.m. | Atomic Coffee Members of the community are invited to join the MSUM Percussion Studio when they take to the streets for the second annual performance of Phil Kline’s Unsilent Night on Friday, Dec. 2, at 7:30 p.m. 

MSUM Day of Percussion

The MSUM Percussion Studio is proud to host a Day of Percussion Saturday, Nov. 5 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The day will feature world-class guest artists Shane Shanahan (hand drum percussionist with Yo-Yo Ma’s “Silk Road Ensemble”), Larnell Lewis (drumset player with the jazz/fusion band “Snarky Puppy”), and Casey Cangelosi (percussion virtuoso). Clinics and masterclasses will take place […]

MSUM percussionists perform with 2014 Pulitzer Prize winning composer, John Luther Adams

This past weekend, 11 percussionists from the MSUM Percussion Studio traveled with Dr. Kenyon Williams to Duluth, Minn., to perform “Inuksuit,” an epic outdoor work composed by Alaskan composer John Luther Adams. While in Duluth, they attended a concert featuring works by Adams as well as a world-premier composition written for the occasion. After the recital, the students received the […]

Brazilian Samba Drumming workshop at MSUM

The MSUM Percussion Studio, directed by Dr. Kenyon Williams, will host a Brazilian samba drumming workshop Thursday night in the Center for the Arts room 100 (Band Hall) from 7-10 p.m. The workshop will be led by guest instructors, Tim and Pat O’Keefe, co-directors of Minneapolis’ own “Batucada do Norte.” The workshop is a prelude to the Day of Percussion […]