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

CONCERTS – Fall 2019  

  • Monday, NOV 4, 8pm:  Combos/Steel Pan Ensemble (Free admission, open to the public)

DEPARTMENTAL CONCERT (12:30 – 1:20pm, Harris Theatre, Free admission, open to the public) 

  • Wednesday, OCT 2:  Steel Pan Ensemble (de Laski 3001) 

MASTER CLASSES (De laski band room, free and open to the public) 

  • Monday, SEP 30 – 12:30pm:  Pan Building/Tuning with Glenn Rowsey
  • Tuesday, OCT 1 – 7:20pm:  Pan Building/Tuning and Workshop with Glenn Rowsey

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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)

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