Garden State Percussion TrioArt Form(s):
The members of the Garden State Percussion Trio believe that music education should include a demonstration of the traditional four families of instruments found in school bands and orchestras. From our presentation, children come away with a basic understanding of pitched and non-pitched (melodic) percussion instruments, and the importance of the basic rudiments of rhythm. During our entertaining presentation, children will see how much fun it can be to play an instrument.
Garden State Percussion Trio demonstrates a variety of percussion instruments including drums that play rhythms to xylophones that play melodies. Children discover that anything you can hit, shake or scrape can be a percussion instrument. They learn that they can create sound on unusual household objects and well as traditional instruments, even playing opera on pots and pans!
Timpanist and Percussionist Adrienne Ostrander holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Indiana University School of Music. She has performed throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Cuba. Adrienne has made numerous recordings with Solid Brass. Her Broadway credits include: Nine, Into the Woods, Sunday in the Park with George, Me and My Girl, and Grand Hotel. Adrienne performs educational concerts in New Jersey schools with Young Audiences of New Jersey, Solid Brass, the New Philharmonic of New Jersey, Arts Horizons, Arts Alive, and Princeton Symphony BRAVO! She is a member of the award winning Rampant Lion Pipe Band of Basking Ridge New Jersey and is on the Administrative team of Wharton Arts/New Jersey Youth Symphony.
William Trigg is well known as a specialist in 20th & 21st Century music. He has premiered solo works by Babbitt, Bouchard, Dlugoszewski, Kupferman, & Shapey, and was solo marimbist in the New York City Ballet’s premiere production of Michael Torke’s “Echo”. Mr. Trigg has performed and recorded with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Steve Reich & Musicians, the Philip Glass Ensemble, the Group for Contemporary Music, the Brooklyn Philharmonic, the San Francisco Symphony, the Hamburg Symphony, the NJ Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra of St. Luke & #39;s, the American Composers Orchestra, the Manhattan Marimba Quartet, the New Music Consort, The Car Music Project, Newband, Parnassus, and numerous others. He has premiered over 100 solo, chamber, and orchestral works. William Trigg is Head of Percussion Studies at The College of New Jersey.
Jason O’Brien holds a Bachelors and Masters in Music Performance from The College of New Jersey and New Jersey City University. While there he won The College of New Jersey concerto competition and was a featured soloist with the orchestras and ensembles at both schools
He has been an adjunct faculty member of Passaic County Community College since 2007. In 2020 and 2021 he won the DCI Performers Showcase all age division on marimba. Since 2018 he has been a member of the Charu Suri Group. He has performed at numerous venues and festivals including Carnegie Hall, The St Croix Jazz Festival and Birdland.