Album cover of “Ten Summoner’s Tales”

Gordon Sumner’s Tales: NIU Percussion Ensemble to play music of Sting

Members of the NIU Percussion Ensemble will present a spectacular concert featuring the entire “Ten Summoner’s Tales” album by well-known singer and songwriter Sting. The performance at 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23, will combine modern percussion ensemble sounds with musical traditions from

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An NIU student plays the snare drum.

NIU Percussion Ensemble plans April 7 concert

The NIU Percussion Ensemble will perform an energetic program of both new and classic works for percussion, at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, featuring several student chamber ensembles and guest artist Jeremy Muller. Known for showcasing compositions and musical genres from around

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Photo of a xylophone and two mallets

NIU Percussion Ensemble to showcase works for keyboard percussion

The NIU Percussion Ensemble will take the stage in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall at 8 p.m. Monday, April 28, to showcase the beauty and versatility of the keyboard percussion instrument family. The marimba, vibraphone and glockenspiel are central instruments in percussion

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Students Lane Parsons (left) and Nick Fox rehearse School of Music professor Gregory Beyer’s composition “Five Ponds” on antique bronze drums from Burma.

NIU Percussion Ensemble opens inaugural days with concert of modern, international sounds

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

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