School of Music

Percussion Ensemble

The CSU Percussion Ensemble (MUS 106/506, Sec. 75) is an elective performance ensemble in the School of Music at Cleveland State University in Cleveland, Ohio. It is dedicated to the thoughtful performance of music for the modern percussion ensemble. Repertoire includes contemporary works, classics of the genre, and transcriptions from all musical periods. The members of the ensemble include graduate and undergraduate percussion majors from all areas of emphasis. (Non-music major membership will be considered by audition only.) Bruce Golden, Lecturer of Percussion, directs the CSU Percussion Ensemble. He brings many years of Percussion Ensemble experience to the group having directed ensembles at the University of Toledo and Cleveland State University as well as having performed with a variety of Percussion  Ensembles.


Bob BeckerMudra
Carlos Chavez Toccata
Elliot ColePostludes
Zez ConfreyDizzy Fingers
Paul CrestonCeremonial Opus 103
Dennis DeSantisShifty
Brett William DietzSharpened Stick
Tom GaugerPortico
Tom Gauger Gainsborough
G.H. GreenThe Hummingbird
Jennifer HigdonSplendid Wood
Paul LanskyThreads
Dan LevitanConservatory Gardens
Dan LevitanMarimba Quartet
Minoru MikiMarimba Spiritual
Don MillerFive Short Pieces
Mozart/MusserMarriage of Figaro
Rich O’Mearajh Variations
Mitchell PetersA La Nanigo
Dafnis PrietoThe Guiros Talk
Steve ReichDrumming
Ney RosauroSamba
Christopher RouseOgoun Badagris
Joe TompkinsBlue Burn