RIT Steelband Ensemble

This course is designed for beginning musicians who wish to understand the fundamentals of music and performance through the performance of steel drums.

The instructor/band director will instruct students using both western music pedagogy and rote learning techniques that emerge from Caribbean music traditions. In addition to studying instrumental technique and individual band parts, students will learn about the history and development of the instrument from its roots in African drumming, its evolution through found instruments and discarded oil barrels, to its modern form and practice. Prior instruction is not required.

Performances

No performances currently scheduled. Please visit the RIT Events Calendar for a full listing of performing arts concerts and events.

Audition Information

Prior instruction not required, no audition necessary. The open rehearsal of the Fall 2022 semester will be held on Tuesday, August 23 at 3:30pm in SAU A130. Please contact the director, Mr. Ted Canning, for additional information or to sign up today!

Rehearsals

3:30-4:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, SAU A130

Credit

Students can receive Wellness Education credit for course.

WMUS-002
Credits 0
This course is designed for beginning musicians who wish to understand the fundamentals of music and performance through the performance of steel drums. The instructor/band director will instruct students using both western music pedagogy and rote learning techniques that emerge from Caribbean music traditions. In addition to studying instrumental technique and individual band parts, students will learn about the history and development of the instrument from its roots in African drumming, its evolution through found instruments and discarded oil barrels, to its modern form and practice. Prior instruction is not required. **Fee: A course fee applied via SFS bill. See Course Notes for course fee information.**

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Contact

Ted Canning
Ted Canning
Applied Music Instructor (Percussion)
Director of Steelband Ensemble