Southern Oregon University Percussion Ensemble

The Southern Oregon University Percussion Ensemble, directed by Terry Longshore, is dedicated to the performance of contemporary percussion repertoire and providing the members with a variety of percussive experiences. The ensemble frequently collaborates with notable composers on premieres of new works, and repertoire ranges from contemporary music to world traditions to jazz- and rock-inspired compositions. The ensemble gives several concerts every year at the Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University, as well as many performances throughout the Southern Oregon community and the Pacific Northwest, and was invited to perform at the 2013 and 2014 Percussive Arts Society International Conventions (PASIC). The ensemble has self-released two CDs, “La Alma del Árbol – The Soul of the Tree”, and “Electric Rebel Poetry”. In 2015 the SOU Percussion Ensemble recorded the CD, “30”, by Stanford University composer Mark Applebaum, released internationally on the Innova Recordings label. The SOU Percussion Ensemble endorses Vic Firth Sticks and Mallets.