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Awards / Honors

Percussion Ensemble receives a prestigious invitation

April 2, 2010

The Colorado State University Percussion Ensemble has received and accepted a prestigious invitation to perform at the 2010 Percussive Arts Society International Convention, or PASIC, in Indianapolis, Ind., Nov. 10-13, 2010.

World's best percussion musicians

According to the PASIC website, the lineup includes more than 150 events on 12 stages featuring many of the world's best musicians on drumset, orchestral percussion, keyboard, world percussion, marching, and more.

Highest award

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 1,000 patrons expected to attend.

Past conventions have featured:

  • University of North Texas
  • Yale University
  • Paris Conservatory
  • Northwestern University

Largest single instrument convention in the world

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 Eric Hollenbeck, associate professor of percussion, and co-coordinator of brass and percussion at CSU.

Contact: Jennifer Clary
Phone: (970) 491-3603