This News and Notes page is your source for deals, updates, and other news from Frontier Percussion and its owner, percussionist and composer Brian S. Graiser.
1/20/16- "Wait, this looks different!" That's right, believe your eyes: the Frontier Percussion website has been redesigned! While the goals of promoting excellent percussion literature remain the same, Frontier Percussion's business model has been updated to better serve the wholesale and retail sheet music community. A number of changes have been made to our website which reflect this update, such as:
We hope you are as excited as us about ushering in a new, refocused era here at Frontier Percussion!
5/7/14- After some internal restructuring, Frontier Percussion is pleased to announce that OUR ONLINE SHIPPING & HANDLING RATES HAVE DROPPED from $13.75 to $7.95! Happy shopping!
For those of you who are planning on participating in the 4th Annual Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Modern Snare Drum Competition (or those of you simply looking for a great new snare piece to play), Frontier Percussion is proud to announce that we are the EXCLUSIVE U.S. distributor for Jean Goeffroy's And You and I... published by Alfonce Production!
And You and I... is one of the required pieces for the final round in the Division I (25 and under) competition, and was commissioned especially for this year's contest. The piece makes use of a wide timbral range, including the exploration of various planning spots on (and around!) the drum, as well as making use of foreign materials to add to the sonic landscape. The piece marks the first composition published through Alfonce Production by the internationally-acclaimed contemporary percussionist Jean Geoffroy.
To catch a live performance of this piece, you can attend the afore-mentioned ASO Modern Snare Drum Competition in Atlanta, GA on May 27-29, 2012. More information is available here: http://www.atlantasymphony.org/aso/asoassets/pdf/finalmodernsnare5.pdf
10/23/11- On the Road Again! Frontier Percussion owner and percussionist Brian S. Graiser will be travelling to Francis Marion University in Florence, South Carolina to perform as a visiting artist with the rest of the Arasmas Percussion Group (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Arasmas-Percussion-Group/308339635803) on Thursday, October 27th. More information can be found here: http://departments.fmarion.edu/finearts/acmu11.htm.
After that, he'll be heading to Indianapolis, Indiana for the 2011 Percussive Arts Society International Convention! You'll be able to spot him at the Alfonce Production booth in the exhibit hall. Be sure to stop by and say hello, and keep watching this News Page for some exciting announcements regarding Frontier Percussion's activities at PASIC!
10/05/11- Frontier Percussion has relocated to Cincinnati, Ohio! Cincinnati offers a more accessible, centrally-located base for our North American distribution operations. Cincinnati's long history of cultural diversity is richly-celebrated, and its contributions to American living- from Cincinnati-style chili to Aaron Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man- make it an ideal place to call home.
We would love to get to know our new neighbors! If you are a percussionist, music teacher, or composer and reside or operate in the Cincinnati or tri-state area, please email us at email@example.com!
07/06/2011- A wonderful time was had at the inaugural 2011 Frontier Percussion Summer Showcase, which took place on June 18th, 2011 in Toronto, ON, Canada! The theme of this year's Showcase was Percussion + Harp, and the audience was treated to a variety of music for percussion ensemble, percussion and harp duo, and even a harp duet in which a harpist played castanets! We wish to give a very big "Thank You" to the Walmer Centre Theatre, Alfonce Production, Dream Cymbals and Gongs, and all of the extremely-talented and hard-working performers who came together to put on a fantastic show. We're already looking forward to the next event sponsored by Frontier Percussion (watch this page for future updates)!
06/04/2011- As part of our mission to promote performers, composers, teachers, and percussion music in general, Frontier Percussion is pleased to announce that it is hosting the inaugural 2011 Frontier Percussion Summer Showcase in Toronto, Ontario, Canada!
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