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Percussion Ensemble [MUSC 112/212/312/412 (006)]

MUSC 112/212/312/412 (006)/1.5 Percussion Ensemble

 Director, Greg Runions

The Percussion Ensemble at Queen’s has been active since its inception in the mid 70’s. The ensemble performs a wide variety of music for percussion. Repertoire performed has included traditional works by John Cage, Lou Harrison, Edgard Varèse, Amadeo Roldan, Steve Reich, Alan Hovhaness and Michael Colgrass and contemporary works by current composers Michael Udow, Ivan Trevino, Nabojsa Zivkovic, Bob Becker, Emmanuel Sejourne, John Beck and many others.

This course includes weekly rehearsals of a wider variety of repertoire and a minimum of one concert per term for all students. Music for each semester is based on the members’ skills and interests. Credit attained only with regular attendance, active participation, and ample preparation.

NOTE Students will be registered into the course number that matches their current level of study. (i.e: if a student is in third year they will be registered in MUSC 312).

Learning Hours: 1

68 (72Pc;96P)

Prerequisite: Permission of the School upon application.


Concert Dates for the 2021/22 Academic Year

Thursday, December 1, 2022, 7:30 pm Wednesday, April 5, 2023, 7:30 pm

Application Information    

If you are only applying for a small ensemble such as Clarinet Choir, you do not need to submit an audition video but must still complete an application form. Find out more on the Ensembles Audition Page


All auditions/applications will be submitted through the 2022-23 DAN SCHOOL ENSEMBLE APPLICATION AND AUDITION FORM. Applications due date is August 22, 2022 at 8 pm.