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Dr. Gene Koshinski, percussionDr. Tim Broscious, percussionQuey Percussion Duo (faculty ensemble in residence), chamber musicMr. Jim Ancona, marching percussionMr. Tom Palmer, drumset and jazzMs. Josanne Francis, steelband
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The percussion area at the University of Delaware is typically comprised of 25 undergraduate and graduate percussion students majoring in Music Performance, Music Education, Composition, Jazz Improvisation, Music Theory or Music History, and Bachelor of Arts in Music. The percussion program is centered on a "total percussionist" philosophy where students will gain experience on all major percussion instruments, experience diverse repertoire and operate in a variety of creative environments all on a regular basis. As an exception, the Jazz Improvisation degree, led by Tom Palmer, focuses on a more specific set of skills and is often heavily focused on drum set performance.
Percussion faculty members Gene Koshinski and Tim Broscious work in tandem to deliver the percussion program - teaching, coaching, and performing alongside UD students on a daily basis. In addition, professors Koshinski/Broscious bring to UD their internationally acclaimed chamber group, Quey Percussion Duo, as a faculty ensemble in residence year-round. Their nearly 20-year career has not only led to worldwide performing and entrepreneurial experience, but has made QPD one of today's most in-demand percussion groups in the world. QPD's unmistakable style, extensive performing career and side-by-side student experiences offer UD percussionists a truly unique educational opportunity.
All percussion majors receive 1 hour per week of one-on-one instruction with Dr. Koshinski or Dr. Broscious and students may craft their education by switching teachers each semester/year depending on instrument(s) and career focus. Students may also decide to supplement their lessons with a focus on drum set with Tom Palmer. In addition, a studio class comprised of all percussionists meets weekly and functions as an outlet for master classes, clinics, workshops and guest artist presentations. Furthermore, the various percussion ensemble offerings are an integral part to the education of UD percussion students as well as non-major percussionists.
Directed by Dr. Koshinski, the UD Percussion Ensemble is comprised of undergraduate and graduate students and focuses on the performance of aesthetically diverse repertoire ranging from historically significant works to compositions “fresh off the printer" (including those by UD students, faculty, and guest artists). The ensemble presents a full program each semester along with other presentations throughout the year at special events and with guest artists.
UD Graduate Percussion Group performing in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
The award winning
Graduate Percussion Group is a fully funded fellowship program. Each
member is awarded a fellowship for their studies at UD by co-directing
and performing in this ensemble. Coached and mentored by the faculty
ensemble in residence (Quey Percussion Duo),
the Graduate Percussion Group is actively engaged in artistic
creativity on a daily basis through rehearsing, performing, and
administration of a self-sustaining ensemble that straddles the line
between collegiate and professional performing experiences.
Graduate Percussion Group presents regular programs throughout the year
in addition to numerous projects related to audio recording, video
production, outreach, recruiting, competitions, and composer-performer
experiences. Graduate Percussion Group members also often perform
side-by-side with guest and faculty artists.In addition to
performances, as a self-sustaining ensemble, each student will assume
administrative roles to guarantee the success of the ensemble such as
scheduling, programming, recruiting, outreach, marketing and promotion,
and social media management to name a few.
UD Practical Studies in World Percussion Ensemble/Course is open to all
UD students and focuses on introducing students to instruments and
music from around the world that have a heavy emphasis on percussion.
Students will receive hands-on training, allowing them to create and
develop a basic technical facility on each instrument and musical style
studied in the course. They will then apply these techniques to help
understand traditional music of various cultures including West Africa,
Brazil, the Middle East, Latin America, and the Caribbean (topics rotate
Taught through oral tradition, students are
required to use their memory to recall songs, rhythms, and other
information presented in the course. In addition to hands-on experiences
and a performance on the “World Ensembles" concert each semester,
students will gain insight into the cultures and ethnic groups studied
through faculty/guest lectures and student presentations.
of undergraduate and graduate students, the UD Steelbands are designed
to explore the steelband repertoire from Trinidad and Tobago, as well as
classical, jazz and pop genres arranged for steelband. The group
performs concerts on campus as well as in the community. There are two
steelbands: one beginning band (for those new to the instrument) and
Delaware Steel, a performance-centric group. The UD Steelbands are open
to all UD students.
Each spring, the
percussion studio presents a “Duos" concert where every studio member
chooses a performance partner, selects repertoire, rehearses throughout
the semester, and receives coaching from the faculty ensemble in
residence (Quey Percussion Duo).
In addition to the musical preparation, the students work together to
create the concert from the ground up (and all of the involved
logistics), offering critical experiences presenting musical events
alongside a direct focus on enhancing chamber music skills.
UDIPS is an immersive weekend of percussion focused on presenter/participant interaction through hands-on sessions, engaging performances and Q&A hangouts specifically built into the schedule. UDIPS is FREE to participants of any age or experience level!
Mark your calendars for the 2nd annual UD Interactive Percussion Seminaron March 11-12, 2023. View past events.
We are passionate about supplementing our percussion offerings with world renowned guest artists that interact with our studio. Since Fall 2020, we have hosted:
The percussion program is centered on a "total percussionist" philosophy where students will gain experience on all major percussion instruments, experience diverse repertoire and operate in a variety of creative environments all on a regular basis.
The percussion faculty at UD are committed to the development and growth of every student involved in the percussion program, regardless of major, and will work to achieve each individual student's potential within their performance medium.
We Are a Community. We believe in a community environment where each and every student plays an important role in the fabric of the studio. We all work together, supporting each other's performances and events by attending all percussion-related events on campus (and off campus whenever possible).
Sandbox by Viet Cuong
Elegy: Snow in June (1991) by Tan Dun
Playing With Fire from Coyote Builds North America by John Luther Adams
Pillar IV by Andy Akiho
Bright and Dark from Stress and Flow by Alejandro Viñao
Escape Velocity by Dave Hall
View percussion audition requirements: