Masterclass with Mike Perdue

We hosted Mike Perdue for an excellent masterclass on improvisation this week with the University of Maryland Percussion Studio. Mike directs the Percussion Ensemble at Manhattan School of Music and is a colleague from many years back when we attended Brevard Music Center together as students. It was fun to recollect some of the times we improvised together when we were at BMC. The students played along with Mike on some found object instruments and Mike walked them through some of the techniques he employs when improvising.