man holding marimba mallets
Dr. Andy Harnsberger

The ISU Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. David Collier and Dr. Ben Stiers, will present their fall concert at 7 p.m. November 7 in the Kemp Recital Hall on the campus of Illinois State University.

“After almost two years, the Percussion Ensemble is excited to be back performing in Kemp Recital Hall for a live audience,” said Collier. “The unique interaction of rhythm and sound color will be explored fully in this concert.”

The program will feature marimbist Dr. Andy Harnsberger as guest soloist.  Harnsberger is associate professor of music and percussion coordinator at Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee. Harnsberger will be the soloist in Unbreakable, which he composed for solo marimba and percussion ensemble. 

people standing around percussion instruments
ISU Percussion Ensemble

The fall program will also feature Six by Ivan Trevino, Ephemera by Francisco Perez, Knocking on Wood by Tyler Eschendal, and a unique presentation of Steve Reich’s Clapping Music.

For further information on the concert, contact Collier by e-mail at For those who need special accommodation, contact the music office at or call (309) 438-7631.

Percussion Ensemble

Matt Boguslawski
Baryl Brandt
Sean Duffy
Sara Eckert
Elaine Foster
Megan Grant
Konnor Halsey
Carson Lau
William Lawton
David Norgaard
Andrew Overbeck
Aidan Perrault
Nathan Raneses
Evan Thompson