About TCU Percussion Orchestra

The TCU Percussion Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Brian A. West, is dedicated to furthering percussion education and performance by commissioning new works, performing a variety of literature on and off campus, and producing high-quality recordings. As a result of winning the International Percussion Ensemble Competition, TCU has performed Showcase Concerts at PASIC in 2019, 2015, 2011, 2008, and 2005. In 2011 they made their New York City debut, performing at the Kaufman Center’s Merkin Hall. In 2005 the Percussion Orchestra performed at the Texas Music Educators Association Convention and released their first CD entitled The Palace of Nine Perfections. Albany Records has commercially released two TCU CD’s, Prelude to Paradise (2015) and Escape Velocity (2009). Both recordings include pieces only commissioned/premiered by TCU. In total, the TCU Percussion Orchestra has commissioned/premiered over forty pieces and is awaiting several more for premieres in upcoming seasons.