College of Fine Arts and Design

UCO Percussion Consort To Perform At UCO Jazz Lab

November 9, 2011

The Percussion Consort, under the direction of David Hardman, UCO director of Percussion Studies, will spotlight Central student percussionists in small chamber ensemble settings.  Featured compositions include "Paradiddle" for three players on nine snare drums by Theodore May, "Paradigma" for vibraphone and two marimbas by Vladimir Torchinsky and other compositions by Darren Gage, Luis Rivera and Earl Hatch, among other composers.  

The consort, founded in 2003 by Hardman, plays music written and arranged for the vast family of percussion instruments.  From duos and trios to large works involving 12 or more players, the ensemble's repertoire reflects the history of percussion, as well as its place in the 21st century.  As advocates of new music, the consort has premiered five new works for percussion and they frequently collaborate with other musicians, singers and dancers.           

Each year, the consort is featured at the Oklahoma Percussive Arts Society Festival and other venues across Oklahoma.  The consort is open to all UCO percussion majors and other Central students with percussion experience and permission.

For further information, call Hardman at 405-974-5739.  For a complete schedule of UCO College of Fine Arts and Design performances and events, visit