Rhythm from multiple traditions.
Director: Vern Griffiths
The UBC Percussion Ensemble performs music for the vast spectrum of percussion instruments, including original works from the 20th century, transcriptions of familiar classics, and traditional dance music from Africa and Latin America.
The group also encourages the creation of new repertoire for percussion ensemble by student composers. Two concerts per year are scheduled in the Roy Barnett Recital Hall, in addition to other off-campus activities.
WATCH: The UBC Percussion Ensemble performs “Sleeping Bear.”
Artists who have given percussion masterclasses in recent years include Nebojsa Zivkovic, Celso Machado, Bernie Arai, Anne-Julie Caron and Ian Bernard.