Steel Pan Ensemble
Students learn to play the steel drum (steel pan, or pan) in a variety of settings. This is a performance-oriented class, focusing on repertoire from a variety of genres including various musics of the Caribbean. The ensemble performs in public and for various School of Music events throughout the semester. The class reinforces music theory concepts and helps teach improvisation, as well as familiarization with rote learning.
CONCERTS – Fall 2018
- Sunday, August 26, 4pm: Mason Jazz Welcome Back Party (de laski 3001) – Mandatory for Majors (undergraduate and graduate). Strongly encouraged for Jazz minors and those participating in Jazz ensembles. Performance by your Jazz faculty and hang. (Dinner provided)
- Saturday, September 29, 5pm: Arts By George (Latin American Ensemble/Steel Pan Ensemble student showcase, de Laski PAB, 327C) – Purchase Tickets or for more information, contact Susan Graziano, call 703-993-4188, or visit artsbygeorge.gmu.edu
- Wednesday, October 31, 8pm: Jazz Combos (de Laski 3001, Free and open to the public)
- Wednesday, November 14, 8pm: Jazz Combos (de laski 3001, Free and open to the public)