Percussion Rochester Festival

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Country and Region United StatesNew York
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Rochester, New York, USA
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Eastman School of Music
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Festival Description

The Eastman School of Music’s Percussion Rochester takes place for the first time in 2012. The biennial festival celebrates the art of percussion performance with two full days of music events.

Percussion Rochester will offer the John Beck Composition Prize, a $5000 cash prize, made possible by the Goldberg Berbeco Foundation, Inc., that will be awarded to the composer whose work best showcases “percussion with others” – the 2011 Percussion Rochester theme. The competitive events are open to composers of all ages and nationalities. The prize winning composition will receive its world premiere at Kilbourn Hall on the evening of Friday, May 4, 2012, during Percussion Rochester.

The Prize is named after John Beck, an Eastman School of Music Professor Emeritus of Percussion, as well as the former principal percussionist/timpanist for the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra for more than 40 years. Beck is revered by fellow percussionists and former students all over the world. Submission details can be found at

Festival Dates May 4 - 5, 2012
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