Course Number: MUEN 1133
Rehearsal Schedule: TR 11-12:15
Director: Todd Meehan, DMA
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The Baylor Percussion Group is a dynamic contemporary music percussion ensemble devoted to the artistic presentation of the most significant percussion works of the 20th and 21st centuries. A central focus of the ensemble is to foster relationships between composers and performers through musical collaborations and commissions. The group presents regional and world premiere performances and has commissioned new music from James Wood, John Supko, Jason Treuting, and Shodekeh Talifero. The BPG has performed at the Make Music New York Festival, the Fast Forward Austin Festival, the Menil Collection, the Round Top International Festival-Institute, the 15thAnniversary Livestrong Gala, the Texas Music Educators Association Convention, and was a winner of the 2018 Percussive Arts Society’s International Percussion Ensemble Competition. In February 2011, the BPG released its first commercial recording on New World Records entitled Restless, Endless, Tactless – Johanna Beyer and the Birth of American Percussion Music. Jointly recorded with the Meehan/ Perkins Duo, the album highlights some of the earliest percussion ensemble works ever written, including the entire percussion output of German-American composer Johanna Beyer. The BBC Music Magazine described the recording as “immaculately played”, doling out five out of five stars for the performance. Gramophone writes “The sound throughout is brilliant as only percussion sound can be when each of the players is also, by necessity, an expert in the use of cutting-edge technology. An engaging experience.” And Jeremy Marchant of Fanfare Magazine perhaps best sums up the experience by saying “This is a must-hear for anyone remotely interested in the development of music in the past century and is strongly recommended.”