Percussion Studio

Kurt Gartner, D.A.
Professor of Music
School of Music, Theatre and Dance
130 McCain Auditorium
Manhattan, KS 66506


785-532-6899 fax

Tito Puente Webinar for the College Music Society

Kurt Gartner and the Latin Jazz Ensemble presented a live webinar on Tito Puente for the College Music Society on December 12. The webinar, titled "Tito Puente and the Language of Popular Cuban Music" included lecture, live performance, and Q/A. Visit the College Music Society website: to see the recorded webcast.

Concerto Contest Winner!

Senior percussionist Ethan Wagoner won the 2014-15 K-State Concerto Contest. He performed Keiko Abe's Prism Rhapsody with the K-State Symphony Orchestra on Tuesday, December 9.

Latin Jazz Ensemble Plays New York

LJE in Wichita

The Latin Jazz Ensemble performed via video stream at the Johnny Pacheco Jazz Festival, Lehman College/CUNY on November 19. The ensemble performed with festival director Allan Molnar, who played vibraphone on site at the live venue. The festival was being carried by BronxNet cable.

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!

Many events of the K-State percussion studio are streamed live. Those events will appear on this page.

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Percussive Arts Society
KSU Student Chapter

2014-2015 Officers-Elect

President: Tim O'Connor (senior/B.M.E.)

Vice President: Kirstyn Norris (sophomore/B.M.)

Secretary: Kirsten Votaw (sophomore/B.M.E.)

Treasurer: Brett Butler (junior/B.M.E.)

Thanks and congratulations to 2013-2014 officers: President Brett Eichman, Vice President Joe Kulick, Secretary Ethan Wagoner, Treasurer Kaylie Wilson.

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