About the Percussion Ensemble
The Percussion Ensemble has been under the direction of John Paul Lindberg since its inception in 1977. At that time, the then Music department Chair, Dr. Frank Lendrium, asked Mr. Lindberg to form a chamber ensemble for the undergrad percussionists in the department.
Since then, ensemble has performed both standard literature for percussion ensemble by Michael Colgrass, Carlos Chavez, Gardner Read, and Saul Goodman to modern transcriptions of works by Bela Fleck and original works by Karen Jackson Ervin, Mitchel Peters, and Jared Spears, among others.
The ensemble performs on professional class instruments such as five Clevelander timpani, Fall Creek orchestra bells, and a Malletech marimba and xylophone. The ensemble also has many vintage instruments at its disposal that are used as the literature may require, along with the standard drums and accessories.