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Percussion Ensemble Trip to Edeta Arts Festival, July 2024

The BGSU Percussion Ensemble is performing in Llíria, Spain, a UNESCO Creative City of Music! Your gift will help these students have the experience of a lifetime. 

Percussion Ensemble Trip to Valencia, Spain - July 2024

The Bowling Green State University Percussion Ensemble was founded in 1968 and consists of students at the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels. Currently under the direction of Dr. Daniel Piccolo, the ensemble performs annually at the Bowling Green New Music Festival, and has also performed at the New Music Gathering and the Percussive Arts Society International Convention. The ensemble is committed to performing canonic works from a variety of historical periods as well as supporting the development of new works for percussion.

The BGSU Percussion Ensemble performs off campus many times each year, usually at high schools, universities, and for community events. This year, we have been invited to perform at the 2024 Edeta Arts Festival, held in Llíria, Spain. Llíria is a city with a rich cultural heritage, and has been declared a Creative City of Music by UNESCO. 

During the festival students will give multiple performances, including collaborations with other college-level percussionists from the US and abroad. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in clinics by visiting percussion artists. The festival will culminate in a finale performance featuring the world premiere performance of a new large-scale work by featured composer Michael Udow that calls for 85 percussionists! Students will also have the opportunity to participate in Spanish culture, including authentic meals and Flamenco lessons. 

This experience provides students with an incredible international performance opportunity in which they will collaborate with musicians from around the world. Even more importantly, they will have have an immersive cultural experience that is sure to be transformative in their lives. 

Total cost for each student is approximately $3000. 

Your gift will help students cover the cost of airfare, lodging, meals, concert/clinic attendance, and sightseeing adventures. Any size gift is appreciated!