Percussion Ensemble

The Houghton College Percussion Ensemble excites and engages audiences with repertoire selected from a wide variety of styles, including classical, jazz, avant-garde, world music, and contemporary. From large ensemble works to smaller chamber selections, the ensemble repertoire serves the needs and interests of its members. Each semester is a new experience based on membership, instrumentation, and repertoire. This helps create excitement and new opportunities for members of both the ensemble, and the audience.

Musicians from all backgrounds are encouraged to participate, with or without prior experience in percussion. Whatever your instrument or voice type, there is a place for you! Historically, the ensemble has welcomed area high school percussionists, providing an excellent opportunity for pre-collegiate students to participate in a unique and engaging musical experience.

If you would like to join the Houghton College Percussion Ensemble, or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Professor Dustin Woodard (dustin.woodard@houghton.edu).

The Houghton College Percussion Ensemble is also available to perform in your area! If you are interested in hosting the ensemble for a concert or clinic, please contact Pf. Woodard who will be happy to discuss the details. Alternative funding for an event may be possible through collaboration with NYS BOCES.

Enjoy these wonderful videos of the Houghton College Percussion Ensemble in recent years!