North Louisiana Youth Percussion Ensemble Festival

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Join us on April 4 and 5 for the third North Louisiana Youth Percussion Ensemble Festival. 

This year's guest artist is She-e Wu. Ms. Wu has appeared at the 25th, 27th, and 30th Percussive Arts Society International Convention; Journées de la Percussion, NancyPhony Festival, perKumania festival, and PercuPassion in France; Bach Symposium/Bach Variation Festival in Lincoln Center; Taiwan Connection concert at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center; Chicago Symphony Orchestra in Carnegie Hall and Symphony Center; Chicago Chamber Musicians; Philadelphia Orchestra Chamber Music Series at Kimmel Center; International Percussion Festival and InterAmerican Music and Arts Festival Orchestra in Puerto Rico; Festival Internacional de Percusion "Ritmo Vital 2001" and National Percussion Convention in Spain; Fukui Marimba Seminar in Japan; Giornate della Percussione in Italy; Taipei International Percussion Convention, and many other festivals. Ms. Wu has performed as guest recitalist and clinician at universities, colleges, conservatories in France, Belgium, Italy, Sweden, Denmark, England, Germany, Spain as well as American music institutions and numerous PAS Days of Percussion throughout the United States. In addition to touring and performing, Ms. Wu has composed works for marimba and percussion, commissioned new works for marimba, released recordings, participated at numerous summer workshops and seminars, designed mallets and instruments, and also served as a judge for Paris International Marimba Competition, PAS International College Percussion Ensemble Competition, Atlanta Snare Drum Competition, PAS Large Percussion Ensemble Composition Contest, and PAS Marimba Competition. Ms. Wu is associate professor of music and the director of the percussion program at Northwestern University's Bienen School of Music. She had been on faculty at the Manhattan School of Music, Rutgers University and West Virginia University.

Festival Schedule

Friday, April 4
5:00 PM - Howard Auditorium
Honors Ensemble rehearsal

7:30 PM - Stone Theatre
She-e Wu, guest artist

Saturday, April 5
9:00 AM - Howard Auditorium
Honors Ensemble rehearsal

10:30 AM - Howard Auditorium
Ouachita Jr. High School 

11:00 AM - Howard Auditorium
Ruston High School Intermediate

11:30 AM - Howard Auditorium
Ouachita High School 


1:30 PM - Stone Theatre
Clinic by She-e Wu

2:30 PM - Howard Auditorium
West Ouachita High School 

3:00 PM - Howard Auditorium
Ruston High School Advanced

3:45 PM - Howard Auditorium
Airline High School

4:30 PM - Howard Auditorium
Final Honors Ensemble rehearsal

7:30 PM - Howard Auditorium
Festival Closing Concert featuring the Honors Youth Percussion Ensemble and selections from the day


Tickets will be available at the door for both evening concerts and for Saturday's clinic with She-e Wu. General admission is $10 for adults; $5 for seniors, children, and non-Tech students; one free ticket for Tech students and faculty. An all event pass may be purchased for $15. Performances in the day on Saturday are free.

Festival Sponsors

Percussive Arts Institute of Ruston
The Band House
Matt's Music
Innovative Percussion

2013 Highlights 

2013 Sponsors

Innovative Percussion
Matt's Music
Fairfield Inn & Suites
Counter Culture


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