Our Studio

Sō Percussion’s studio is located at:
20 Grand Avenue, Unit 205, in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn.

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Sō Percussion Studio Residency Program

The Sō Percussion Studio Residency Program commits to fostering New York City based music ensembles and organizations at Sō’s Clinton Hill Studio. Residency partners receive rehearsal time in the Sō percussion studio, formal mentoring sessions with Sō Percussion and staff, and a performance on Sō Percussion’s Brooklyn Bound concert series. The Studio Residency was founded in 2016-17, with the help of the New Music USA Impact Fund. The 2022-2023 residency will run July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023.

Apply HERE!

***Applications are due June 20, 2022 by 11:59pm ET***

More Info! 

The Sõ Percussion Studio Residency Program provides residency partners with exclusive time and use of the Sō Percussion Studio to work independently or with support to create and rehearse new work, free from commercial restraints throughout the year. Use of the studio is broken down into the following:

  • 50 hours of rehearsal time
  • Use of Sō Percussion Studio backline provided.
  • Performance venue for one Brooklyn Bound concert, with the potential for additional curation within the Brooklyn Bound series.

Residency partners will also be invited to submit a proposal for a $1,000 project grant provided by Sō Percussion Inc. This project grant will be granted on the basis of the proposed goals and usage of funds by the residency partners. Sō Percussion will advise and work alongside residency partners in the use of this budget and its assistance in accomplishing future goals.

Our 2021 Sō Percussion Studio Residency Partners

Our 2021 Residency partners are Longleash and Pan In Motion. Read more about these amazing groups below!

Longleash (Pala Garcia, violin; John Popham, cello; Renate Rohlfing, piano) is an ensemble with a traditional instrumentation and a progressive identity. The “expert young trio” (Strad Magazine) takes its name from Operation Long Leash, a Cold War era CIA operation that promoted American avant-garde artists in Europe. “Fearlessly accomplished” (Arts Desk UK), Longleash has quickly earned a reputation in the US and abroad for innovative programming, artistic excellence and new music advocacy. 

In 2020-2021, Longleash is in the process of completing an ongoing film project in collaboration with filmmakers Pascal Perich, Caroline Mariko Stucky, and Hinda Weiss, documenting works by Pauline Oliveros, Anthony Cheung, and Charles Ives. States of Listening – a podcast dedicated to exploring deeper connectivity through listening practices – will celebrate its launch in March 2021. A set of new commissions from Lu Wang, Anthony Vine, and Johan Svensson develop new trio instrumentations featuring alternative keyboard instruments. The recipient of grants from New Music USA, the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Music Academy of the West, and Chamber Music America, Longleash has premiered over 30 works, and received critical acclaim for their “tight playing,” “lucid interpretations,” and “inspired” premiere recordings (Tempo). 

In 2015, Longleash founded The Loretto Project (Kentucky), an annual new music series and tuition-free composition workshop that supports promising collegiate composers, presents socially-responsive programs, and fosters intergenerational and cross-cultural dialogue.

Learn More and Connect:
Facebook, Soundcloud and on Instagram – @longleashmusic

Photo by: Kolin Mendez Photography
Pan In Motion was born in 2014 as a concert that marked the end of a fellowship opportunity that CEO Kendall K. Williams was awarded through the American Composers Orchestra. However the idea of such a company happened over a lifetime with a need to sustain the art of steel pan as a career. Pan in Motion strives for quality, excellence, and inclusion to grow the community. We’ve held a number of conversations, highlighting members of the Brooklyn steel pan community who have a history in steel pan and excel in other fields. Pan in Motion took to education, hosting workshops at varying institutions including Brooklyn College, SUNY Westbury, and St. Francis College in which we received lots of success and excitement from our participants. During the past year we continued our outreach and assistance with organizations putting together fun educational programs including a free virtual steel pan workshop. We were also featured performers at the 2020 Macy’s Day parade and held our first annual Christmas Special that highlighted a new scholarship opportunity. Pan in Motion continues to strive for higher heights as we shape our organizational beliefs, our strategies and our effectiveness within our community. We are only as good as our reach.

Learn More and Connect:
Facebook, Youtube, and on Instagram – @paninmotion, @paninmotionapparel

Past So Percussion Studio Residency Partners

2019-2020 – MEDIAQUEER
2018-2019 – Resonant Bodies

Interested in renting our studio for a rehearsal?


Without use of Sō Percussion’s gear (see here for gear) – $60/hour

With use of Sō Percussion’s gear – $90/hour

(See here for gear available)

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Contact Shelby Blezinger-McCay for booking.