About Northwestern State University Percussion Ensemble

The percussion program at Northwestern State University of Louisiana is under the direction of Mr. Ken Green and Dr. Oliver Molina. The studio averages 30 music majors per year in music education, performance, and business. The studio comprises students from Louisiana, Texas, and international students from Central and South America. The percussion ensemble performs two concerts a year, one each semester. The concerts include a wide variety of works from small chamber pieces to large works for percussion orchestra. New contemporary works along with ragtime, orchestral transcriptions, ancient rudimental drumming and pop tunes also are regularly programmed. Recently, the ensemble has performed at the National Conference on Percussion Pedagogy and has toured throughout Louisiana and Texas to recruit the top talent in the region. At PASIC 2019, the ensemble won first place at the Concert Chamber Competition – Collegiate Division.