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. For information regarding how to join this ensemble, please contact Victor Provost at: vprovost@masonlive.gmu.edu

Spring 2022 Concerts

  • February 26, 10am – 10pm:  Mason Jazz Festival (Harris Theatre) – Invitational event open to middle school, high school, collegiate and community Jazz ensembles.  Closing Festival concert is the US Army Blues Jazz Ensemble! Festival Details:  music.gmu.edu/visit-us/mason-jazz-festival/
  • April 30, 8pm:  International Jazz Day (Center for the Arts) Purchase Tickets:  cfa.calendar.gmu.edu/international-jazz-day/
  • May 4, 8pm:  Steel Pan Ensemble/Braddock Road Brass Band/Latin American Ensemble (De Laski 3001) – Directors, Victor Provost, Graham Breedlove, Juan Megna – free and open to the public

 

GMU Steel Drums-2

 

Screen Shot 2015-08-21 at 9.34.21 AM(Victor Provost performing at the Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center.)

Screen Shot 2015-08-21 at 9.39.56 AM(Victor Provost – Guest Artist with the Texas Tech University Steel Pan Ensemble)

PAST EVENTS