The internationally acclaimed U of U Percussion Ensemble performs a wide-range of percussive repertoire, from classical to contemporary, to non-western styles and jazz influenced works. The ensemble has won the Percussive Arts Society International Percussion Ensemble Contest on multiple occasions, and as also appeared at the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic. Most recently, the percussion ensemble performed at the 2019 Northwest Percussion Festival and participated in the Chamber Percussion Competition at PASIC 2019, placing 5th overall.
The Chamber Percussion Group is a select group of percussionists within the larger Percussion Ensemble that focuses its repertoire on a classics of new music (Cage, Reich, Harrison) as well as new music. Recent commissions of composers include Anders Koppel, Christopher Deane and Dwayne Rice.