Community World Music Ensembles: Steel Pan and African Percussion Ensemble

 CSPE End of Semester Performance

The Community Steel Pan Ensemble welcomes anyone interested in learning how to play the steel pan, the national instrument of Trinidad and Tobago, in a comfortable group setting. Throughout the session, the group will be playing traditional calypsos and other musical styles while learning the history of the pan and Trinidadian culture. The only requirement to become a member is that you must be able to read music. No prior experience with steel pans or even percussion is necessary. The session will end with an informal performance held in Loeb Hall 201. A minimum of 6 people will need to enroll in this ensemble.

The Community African Percussion Ensemble welcomes anyone interested in studying music from Ghana, Guinea, and Zimbabwe in a comfortable group setting. Throughout the session, the group will learn traditional songs by rote while learning the history of these countries' music and culture. No prior experience is necessary. The session will end with an informal performance held in Loeb Hall. A minimum of 6 people will need to enroll in this ensemble. Mbira

Instruction
Community Steel Pan Ensemble
-The only requirement to become a member is that you must be able to read music. No prior experience with steel pans or even percussion is necessary. A minimum of 6 people will need to enroll in this ensemble.
-Meeting Time: Mondays 7-8 PM, with an informal performance in Loeb Hall 201 at the end of the semester
-Dates: September 9, 16, 23, 30, October 7, 14, 21, 28, November 4, 18 (10 classes)
-Rehearsal Location: Loeb Hall 112
-Instructor: Dr. Alex Fragiskatos
If you have any questions about this ensemble, please contact Alex Fragiskatos at fragiskatosa@moval.edu or Dr. Arns at Megan Arns at arnsm@missouri.edu.
 
Community African Percussion Ensemble 
- Prerequisites: No prior experience with percussion is necessary.
- Meeting Time: Wednesdays 7-8 pm, with an informal performance in Loeb Hall at the end of the semester
- Rehearsal Location: Loeb Hall 112
- Instructors: Brianna Trainor 
If you have any questions about this ensemble, please contact Brianna Trainor at bltmdf@mail.missouri.edu or Megan Arns at arnsm@missouri.edu
 

Tuition & Payment

$100 per semester

Tuition is due by 5:00PM on the Friday of your first week of attendance.

Payments:

  • Credit card payments can be made in-person at 140 Fine Arts Building (the main music office) Monday – Friday 8am – 12pm & 1pm – 5pm. You may also call (573) 882-2606 to make a payment. If someone is unable to answer your call, please leave a message with your name and phone number and we will return your call as soon as possible.
  • Checks should be made out to the MU School of Music and can be dropped off or mailed to the address below. Please indicate the name of the applicant on the check.
  • Cash is only accepted in-person at the music office.

Community Music Program
140 Fine Arts Building
Columbia, MO 65211

Schedule

Community Steel Pan Ensemble rehearses Monday evenings from 7-8 p.m., with an informal performance in Loeb Hall 201 at the end of the semester.

Semester 1: September 9 - November 18 (10 Classes)
September 9, 16, 23, 30
October 7, 14, 21, 28
November 4, 18
 
Community African Percussion Ensemble rehearses Wednesday evenings from 7-8 p.m., with an informal performance in Loeb Hall 201 at the end of the semester.
 
Semester 1: September 11- November 20 (10 classes)
September 11, 18, 25
October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
November 6, 20