Gartner, Latin Jazz Ensemble at KMEA Conference
On Friday, February 24, Kurt Gartner will present the clinic session "Latin Jazz in the School Band Curriculum." The session will take place at 2:45 p.m. in Room 102 (Apple) at the Century II Convention Center in Wichita. This and other K-State sessions are being presented at the Kansas Music Educators' Association Annual In-Service conference. With live performance examples from the K-State Latin Jazz Ensemble,Professor Kurt Gartner will introduce the concept of Latin jazz as a vehicle to launch or enhance jazz offerings in instrumental music programs. View the session outline.
Latin Jazz Ensemble at the MAC
On Friday, February 10, The KSU Latin Jazz Ensemble performed a concert at the Manhattan Arts Center. Proceeds support ensemble members who will travel to Havana, Cuba this summer for a week of intensive studies at La Escuela Nacionál de Artes.
Jazz Vibraphone Clinic
Jazz vibraphonist Jerry Tachoir presented a clinic on February 13. The first-ever graduate of the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA with a degree in Applied Music for the Vibraphone and Mallet Instruments, Mr. Tachoir has extensive credits in recordings for radio and television, many CDs as both leader and also sideman, and a busy calendar of touring and performing live.
Graduate Teaching Assistant position
Applications are being accepted for a GTA position in percussion for the 2017-18 academic year, including work with the percussion studio and bands. View the position announcement here.
Percussion Studio Handbook
Download the latest edition of the K-State Percussion Studio Handbook. It is your go-to source for our curriculum, required resources (books, sticks, mallets, etc.), and clinics/background information.
K-State Percussion on ustream.tv!
Many events of the K-State percussion studio are streamed live. Those events will appear on this page.