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The Percussive Arts Society has honored its Illinois state affiliate with the 2013 outstanding chapter award. Greg Beyer, director of percussion studies in the NIU School of Music, is the current Illinois Percussive Arts Society president. As soon as Beyer began his role as president in 2010, he was eager to begin planning for overall...
Students Lane Parsons (left) and Nick Fox rehearse School of Music professor Gregory Beyer’s composition “Five Ponds” on antique bronze drums from Burma.
Under the direction of professors Greg Beyer and Mike Mixtacki, the NIU Percussion Ensemble will perform its first of three concerts this year at 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall. The concert, which kicks off several days of events on campus surrounding the inauguration of NIU President Doug Baker, will...
NIU Percussion: Embracing the World's Possibilties for Over 30 Years ...
The Northern Illinois University Percussion Ensemble, directed by Gregory Beyer and Michael Mixtacki, with graduate assistants Nick Fox and Zane Cupec, will present its fall concert at 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall of the NIU Music Building. The concert is free, open to the public and accessible to all. There...
A page from “Five Pools.”
Editor’s note: At the time of publication, this composition was titled “Five Pools.” Since then, composer Greg Beyer has changed the title to “Five Ponds.” It is not every day that a percussionist gets the opportunity to practice his art on 200-year-old bronze drums that normally would  be found in a mountain village or on...