March 24, 2023
On Campus

Third Coast Percussion

Special Wittenberg Series Spring Programming concludes with Grammy-Award-winning quartet

Wittenberg University is pleased to welcome Grammy Award-winning quartet Third Coast Percussion for its third and final event in the special spring Wittenberg Series’ programming schedule. Free and open to the public, the performance is set to take place in Weaver Chapel on Saturday, April 1, beginning at 7 p.m. with doors opening 30 minutes prior to the event.

A quartet of classically trained percussionists founded in 2005, Third Coast Percussion has performed hundreds of concerts across the country. Based out of Chicago, the group regularly presents an annual concert season at home and has played in 39 of 50 states, Washington, D.C., as well as international tour dates across four continents.

In addition to its own performances, the quartet teaches musicians of all ages and experience levels, and has commissioned dozens of new works by composers including Glenn Kotche, Chris Cerrone, Donnacha Dennehy, Timo Andres, David T. Little, Ted Hearne, and Augusta Read Thomas. The ensemble has forged a unique path in the musical landscape with virtuosic, energetic performances that celebrate the extraordinary depth and breadth of musical possibilities in the world of percussion. Their current album, Perspectives, has been nominated for a Grammy in two categories.

The four members of Third Coast are also accomplished teachers and currently serve as the ensemble-in-residence at Denison University. Members include David Skidmore, Robert Dillon, Peter Martin, and Sean Connors – all of whom met while studying percussion music at the Northwestern University.

To make special arrangements or become a friend of the Wittenberg Series, contact Katie Warber at To learn more about Third Coast Percussion, visit the quartet’s website at

Cindy Holbrook
Cindy Holbrook
Senior Communications Assistant

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Wittenberg's curriculum has centered on the liberal arts as an education that develops the individual's capacity to think, read, and communicate with precision, understanding, and imagination. We are dedicated to active, engaged learning in the core disciplines of the arts and sciences and in pre-professional education grounded in the liberal arts. Known for the quality of our faculty and their teaching, Wittenberg has more Ohio Professors of the Year than any four-year institution in the state. The university has also been recognized nationally for excellence in community service, sustainability, and intercollegiate athletics. Located among the beautiful rolling hills and hollows of Springfield, Ohio, Wittenberg offers more than 100 majors, minors and special programs, enviable student-faculty research opportunities, a unique student success center, service and study options close to home and abroad, a stellar athletics tradition, and successful career preparation.

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