Department of Music

Auburn University Percussion Ensemble

Auburn University Percussion Ensemble


Auburn University Percussion Ensemble will perform in a concert on Wednesday, April 1 at 7:30 pm in Goodwin Band Hall. This ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Doug Rosener, performs exciting and rhythmic music for a wide variety of percussion instruments featuring many styles.

This program is made up of solos, small chamber music, and large ensemble pieces. Senior Paulina Michels will perform “Dancing Shadows” by Jonathan Anderson, a complex variation on a three note theme originally written for world renowned marimba artist Hiromi Kamiya. Chamber pieces featured include Brett Dietz’s “Sharpened Stick,” a Native American war song and dance; a high-energy world percussion quartet called “The Bright Side;” the signature piece of percussion duo Skin & Bones called “Boom;” and “Catching Shadows,” a percussion sextet piece by Ivan Trevino. Argentinian composer Astor Piazzolla’s “Oblivion” (arranged for percussion ensemble by William Smith) and Ricardo Souza’s “Oferendas” will offer everyone in the ensemble opportunities to show their musicianship.

Advanced tickets are available online for all patrons (students and non-students) at $10 per ticket, available until noon the day before the event.  Patrons will need to bring one form of ID to pick up their ticket from the will-call table set up one hour before the event begins. The name on the ID must match the name on the order. If advanced tickets are not picked up by fifteen minutes prior to the event, the department reserves the right to resell them to waiting patrons. Regular tickets are $10 for general admission, $5 for students and children, and will be sold at the door one hour prior to performance time. For more information including online ticket sales, program information, and ticketing policies, visit or call 334-844-4165.

Last Updated: November 16, 2015