april, 2018

fri06apr7:00 pm10:00 pmNW Percussion Festival at Willamette UniversityWillamette University & Western Oregon University to host NW Percussion Festival at Willamette University7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Willamette University


Event Details

SALEM, Ore.—Willamette University and Western Oregon University will co-host the NW Percussion Festival on Friday, April 6, Saturday, April 7, and Sunday, April 8th in Willamette University’s Hudson Hall and Smith Auditorium.


The Northwest Percussion Festival was founded in 1985 in an effort to give classical percussion ensembles from around the Northwest region a chance to perform for one another and exchange repertoire ideas. The weekend’s events will feature performances by 14 ensembles from Oregon, Washington, Idaho and California, in addition to the Friday evening concert with guest artist Nancy Zeltsman. The continued growth and success of the Northwest Percussion Festival is a tribute to the dedication and commitment of the regions percussion community, striving to advocate and advance the percussive arts.


Events will include performances, master classes, clinic and the opportunity to work with the guest artist. This festival is an opportunity like no other in the region for students to not only perform, but experience other ensembles perform a plethora of canonic works for percussion ensemble. Each year, the event includes nationally recognized guest artists and clinicians, in addition to an evening performance by the ensemble directors.


All concerts are free to attend and no tickets are required.  For further information contact the Willamette University Music Department at 503-370-6255.


Schedule of Events


Friday, April 6
7pm | Western Oregon University and Willamette University Percussion Ensembles with Special Guest Nancy Zeltsman. Hudson Hall
9pm | Late Night Jam Session Featuring GALAXE

Saturday, April 7
8am | Boise State University | Hudson Hall
9am | Seattle Pacific University | Smith Hall
10am | Portland State University | Hudson Hall
11am | University of Oregon | Smith Hall
12pm | Lunch
1pm | Marimba Masterclass with Nancy Zeltsman | Hudson Hall
2:30pm | Sacramento State University | Smith Hall
3:30pm | Western Washington University | Hudson Hall
4:30pm | University of Washington | Smith Hall
5:30pm | Left Edge Percussion | Hudson Hall
6:30pm | Dinner
8pm | Directors Recital | Hudson Hall
10pm | Late Night Hang at The Ram featuring WU Jazz Combos

Sunday, April 8
8am | Oregon State University | Hudson Hall
9am | College of Southern Idaho | Smith Hall
10am | TBD
11am | Southern Oregon University | Smith Hall
12pm | Central Washington University | Hudson Hall


List of Participants

Western Oregon University

Willamette University Percussion Ensemble
Boise State University

Seattle Pacific University

Portland State University

University of Oregon
Sacramento State University

Western Washington University

University of Washington

Left Edge Percussion
Oregon State University

College of Southern Idaho

Southern Oregon University

Central Washington University


For a full schedule visit the Festival Website: www.nwperc.org


(Friday) 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Willamette University

900 State St