Matrix Percussion Trio

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Visual Art
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Special Needs
The Matrix Percussion Trio was founded in 2005 and for the past 7 years has brought their school educational program “We Are the World: Percussion Around the Globe ” to greater Nashville schools. With national grant funding from Zildjian Berklee College of Music and the Percussion Marketing Council the trio has given almost 100 school presentations to a total audience of more than 37 000 elementary and middle school students. The Matrix Percussion Trio believes passionately in the power of their percussion music programs and performances to challenge stimulate entertain and educate audiences both young and old. The group believes that a sense of community can be encouraged in students through the experience of percussion as a participant—both as listeners and performers. Matrix also believes that through experiencing the percussion music of many cultures students may better understand themselves in our multi-cultural world and their community responsibility to each other. The members each bring to the group special skills and experiences in various styles of music performance. All three being educators as well as performers they are linked by a strong desire to educate through performance and inspire students to strive to meet their potential as aspiring musicians and citizens.