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Piece Title : Echo Song
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Level : Graduate/DMA
Composer / Arranger : Koshinski, Gene
Composer / Arranger Details:

Percussionist and composer Dr. Gene Koshinski has delighted audiences worldwide with his dynamic performances and creative programming. He is currently Assistant Professor of Percussion at the University of Minnesota Duluth and in demand as a soloist and chamber musician having performed in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Jordan, Slovenia, Canada, and throughout the United States. In 2002, Koshinski won the National MTNA Percussion Competition in Cincinnati, OH and in 2004, finished 3rd in the prestigious Universal Marimba Duo Competition in Sint-Truiden, Belgium. Throughout his career, Koshinski has worked with many notable performing organizations and artists including NFL Films, Late Show with David Letterman, Mary Wilson (the Supremes), David Samuels, Wycliffe Gordon, Philadelphia Boys Choir, The Lettermen, Hartford Symphony, Lehigh Valley Choral Arts, Minnesota Ballet, and is currently section percussionist for the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra and a member of Nebojsa Zivkovic’s Jovan Perkussion Projekt.

For his work with NFL Films, he can be heard on the Emmy award-winning soundtrack A Century of NFL. Performances have also been heard on the CBS, PBS, and EPSN television networks as well as NPR. In addition, he has recorded for the Naxos, Innova, and Equilibrium record labels. Koshinski is a founding member of the Quey Percussion Duo, a touring group established to generate new works for percussion while also bringing standard repertoire to a broad audience. He is also director of percussion at the annual 6-week Performing Arts Institute international summer music festival in Kingston, PA. Recently, Koshinski served as a judge for the 2009 Percussive Arts Society Solo Competition at the PAS International Convention in Indianapolis. He recently published a method book entitled The Additive Method of Two-Mallet Study, which focuses on keyboard percussion technique and performance.

As an advocate for new music, Koshinski has commissioned and premiered works by renowned composers including Stuart Saunders Smith, Alejandro Viñao, David Macbride, and Dave Hollinden. He holds degrees from West Chester University (BM) and The Hartt School (MM and DMA). Gene Koshinski is endorsed by Korogi, Sabian Cymbals, Remo, and Innovative Percussion and his works are published by HoneyRock and Bachovich Music Publications.

Total Number of Percussionists Required :2 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Untuned Percussion
Instrument / Discipline : Multiple Percussion Solo with Assistant
Instrumentation : Bongos (Set of) (x2) / Kick Bass Drum (x2) / Octoban (x4)
Range of Instruments / Number of Drums : N/A
Written for / Commissioned by : Gene Koshinski
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 Gene Koshinski
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Publisher :Gene Koshinski
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Year Composed / Copyright Date :2006 /  2006
Duration :8Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :2
Special Needs :The assistant percussionist should be placed in the back of the hall and serve as the
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Programme Notes / Performance Details :

Scored for multiple percussion solo (2 bongos, 4 octobans or toms, kick drum, and splash cymbal) with assistant percussionist (2 bongos, kick drum), this piece was inspired by my study of the coordinational independence method developed by Jose Gramani called "Ritmica" and a series of courses on the subject taught by his protege Rogerio Boccato.

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