Mallet Percussion Ensemble explores a variety of musical techniques while creating compositions for the mallet keyboard instrument. Works for mallet percussion are learned or arranged from composers such as Bach, Fernando Sor, Gordon Stout, Franz Schubert, Jobim, Miles, and popular songs. No prior experience for playing mallet keyboards is required, but reading music and pattern recognition is a plus. Rehearsing individually and attending lab as a group is highly recommended. Presenting solo and ensemble works-in-progress for music workshop and campus events are encouraged.
Corequisites: Piano, Composition.