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PE - 2/23/219 - YSU Winds and percussion invitational

Youngstown State University Percussion Ensemble

Dr. Glenn Schaft - Director

Stambaugh Auditorium, 7PM



Dining Room Music (1983)                                                                         Rupert Kettle (1940)



Mountain Song



Nathaniel Adams, Terence Boggs, Stephen Dorbish, Jo'El Harrison

Dining Room Music was written as counterpoint to John Cage's 1940 composition Living Room Music. No instruments are specified , only suggestions made as to objects found around an ordinary dining room. "Fable" sets in rhythmic speech the Phyllis Stein text:

Happily ever after the world is flat

Don't you fall off and go ker-splat.

Notable YSU Percussion Ensemble performances include the Percussive Arts Society 2018 International Convention in Indianapolis, Percussive Arts Society Ohio Chapter Days of Percussion at Capital University, Ohio Northern University, Youngstown State University, and Ohio Music Education Association Conferences in Cleveland, Columbus, and Cincinnati.

An important part of our mission involves collaborations with composers in the commissioning, premiering, and critically acclaimed recording of their works. Our 2005 release "Dark Wood" includes six premiere recordings and composer commissions with Jeffrey Matter and Dave Morgan; featuring Glenn Schaft as soloist on Morgan's "Reactions for Drumset and Wind Ensemble" with the YSU Wind Ensemble, Dr. Stephen Gage-director. Our commission project with New York City-based percussionist/composer John Hollenbeck on his "Ziggurat" for five percussionists and four saxophonists, was premiered at the Whitney Museum of Contemporary Art in New York City, and is available on his 2008 release "Rainbow Jimmies." The Youngstown Percussion Collective's 2012 release "Forms Of Things Unknown" is a tour-de-force suite by YSU professor of jazz studies, bass, and composition, Dr. Dave Morgan.

Glenn Schaft wishes to thank his artist endorsement partners Avedis Zildjian Co. (cymbals), Remo Inc. (drumheads and world percussion), Vic Firth Inc. (sticks and mallets), and Black Swamp Percussion (accessory percussion) for their generous product and artist support.

Upcoming Percussion Ensemble Performances - visit <>

3/4/19 – Percussion Ensemble and Concert Band, 7:30PM, Stambaugh Auditorium


3/27/19 – Percussion Ensemble, Butler Institute of American Art, 12:15PM


4/24/19 – Dana 150th Anniversary Gala Concert, Stambaugh Auditorium, 7:30PM


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