Belmont University’s Percussion Ensemble has been selected to perform in a showcase concert at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC), held in Nashville November 10-13 at the Nashville Convention Center. The Percussive Arts Society is the largest percussion organization in the world with approximately 7,000 members and is considered the central source for information and networking for percussionist and drummers of all ages. Established in 1961, the society is dedicated to promoting percussion education, research, performance and appreciation throughout the world. The convention, now in its 28th year, is the largest all percussion event in the country featuring over 100 concerts, clinics, master classes, labs, workshops, panels and presentations.
Directed by Belmont faculty member and percussion coordinator, Christopher Norton, the Belmont University Percussion Ensemble is an auditioned group. In addition to various concerts on campus, the ensemble performs outreach educational concerts and was broadcast on 250 PBS television affiliates across the nation as part of the “Christmas at Belmont” feature. The Belmont University Percussion Ensemble will present the “New Percussion Ensemble Literature Session” at PASIC 2004 on Thursday, November 11 at 4:00 p.m.