Percussion Ensemble Receives Invitation to Perform @ Percussive Arts Society Int. Con

03.03.10 - The Colorado State University Percussion Ensemble has received and accepted an invitation to perform at the 2010 Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) in Indianapolis, IN, November 10-13, 2010. According to the PASIC website, the lineup includes more than 150 events on twelve stages featuring many of the world's best musicians on drumset, orchestral percussion, keyboard, world percussion, marching and more.

A performance at PASIC is the highest award a collegiate percussion ensemble can achieve. Based on submitted live recordings, four collegiate ensembles are selected from around the world. CSU was offered the New Music Session which offers the lengthiest playing time, as well as being the most highly attended concert at the conference with 1000 patrons expected to attend.

Past conventions have featured the University of North Texas, Yale University, Paris Conservatory, and Northwestern University.

The Percussive Arts Society International Convention is the largest single instrument convention in the world with an average attendance of 6,500. "We are extremely elated at this opportunity, as it will revolutionize the interest and the perception of our percussion studio and the department," said Dr. Eric Hollenbeck (pictured), associate professor of percussion, and co-coordinator of brass and percussion at CSU.