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The four members of So Percussion are the primary faculty of the So Percussion Summer Institute. You can read more about So here.
In addition to the 4 members of So Percussion, each year SoSI features guest lectures and composers in residence. This year we are thrilled to welcome special guest Steve Reich, who will visit SoSI to talk about his music and coach students working on his pieces. We will perform many of Reich's pieces and talk about his legacy for the world of percussion music.
For this first year of the Composition Program at SoSI, we will be joined by Princeton-based composer Andrea Mazzariello, who will help in the planning and running of the composition curriculum. Andrea has had works performed at the Summer Institute every year since the beginning: all four parts of his 'Bot' series have been played at SoSI. You can read about the pieces here and watch a video of Babybot (the third part of the set) here.
Percussionist Ji Hye Jung has performed multiple times with So Percussion. She is especially well known for her work on solo marimba, for which she has commissioned pieces from composers Alejandro Viñao, Paul Lansky, John Serry, Lucas Ligeti, and Jared Redmond. This year, Ji Hye will join us at SoSI to talk about marimba and give coachings, lessons, and masterclasses.
Princeton Music Department
Every year at SoSI we are joined by the amazing faculty and graduate students of the Princeton University Music Department, all of whom have written many works for percussion. In past years we have been joined for masterclasses and coachings by Princeton composers Steve Mackey, Dan Trueman, Barbara White, and Paul Lansky.
Stay tuned for a list of this year's other guests...