Directed by Sam Um
A founding and current member of the influential quartet Sō Percussion, composer and percussionist Jason Treuting has appeared in performance throughout the world, from the Barbican to Lincoln Center, to Carnegie Hall, DOM Moscow, Walt Disney Hall and elsewhere. His compositions, widely noted for their compelling rhythmic language and evocative expressivity, have been performed by artists including Shara Nova, the JACK Quartet, TIGUE, Susan Marshall and Company, and others. Treuting received his bachelor’s degree in music and performer’s certificate at the Eastman School of Music, where he studied percussion with John Beck and drum set and improvisation with Steve Gadd, Ralph Alessi and Michael Cain. He received his master’s degree in music along with an artist diploma from Yale University, where he studied percussion with Robert Van Sice. He has also studied marimba with Keiko Abe in Japan and gamelan with Pac I Nyoman Suadin in Bali. Currently, Treuting is co-director of the Sō Percussion Summer Institute at Princeton University as well as a new percussion program at the Bard College Conservatory of Music, and he is a lecturer of music at Princeton University, where Sō Percussion is ensemble-in-residence.
Treuting will perform with the KU Percussion Group (KUPG), a nationally renowned chamber percussion ensemble dedicated to performances of new and classic percussion repertoire. Mobilizing percussion’s enormous sonic and stylistic breadth, KUPG presents invigorating performances of classic repertoire while collaborating with composers on groundbreaking new works.