Third Coast Percussion
Julia Gaines

Congratulations to Third Coast Percussion, a Chicago-based percussion quartet, on their first Grammy win for the Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance for their album, Steve Reich.  They were invited to perform at the Grammy Premiere Ceremony in the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles with Grammy-nominated jazz saxophonist, Ravi Coltrane.  Moments later, their award was announced.

Third Coast Percussion is the Mizzou New Music Initiative (MNMI) guest artist for the 2016-17 school year and they will be in Columbia this week.  We have partnered with the University Concert Series in order to bring them to campus for an entire week’s residency.  Please join us for the events below:

Tuesday, February 14

8:50 am - Education Outreach at Lee Expressive Arts Elementary
“Think Outside the Drum"
3:00 - MU Percussion Studio Class, 112 Loeb Hall

Wednesday, February 15

2:00 pm – “In C” performance in Student Center with the Mizzou New Music Ensemble

Thursday, February 16

3:00 – Convocation in Whitmore Recital Hall; open to ALL
performances and discussion about the group (and probably much discussion now about winning a Grammy!)
7:00 – Composer Reading Sessions, Whitmore Recital Hall

Friday, February 17

6:00 pm         pre-concert Lecture, Megan Arns
7:00 pm         Full Concert, Missouri Theatre

For tickets to their University Concert Series performance on Friday, February 17, go to  For more information about their residency, please contact Jacob Gotlib in the MU School of Music at 573-884-9478.