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‘On the Verge’ new music series continues with Grammy-winning group Third Coast Percussion

Grammy-winning quartet Third Coast Percussion will grace the stage at Georgia Southern’s Carol A. Carter Recital Hall on the Statesboro Campus, March 6 at 7:30 p.m.

The University’s Department of Music, in partnership with Garrison School for the Arts in Savannah, Georgia, will host the Chicago-based ensemble as part of its “On the Verge” new music series.

“The mission of ‘On The Verge’ is to introduce audiences in southern Georgia to art music of the 20th and 21st centuries,” said Associate Professor of Music Martin Gendelman, DMA. “Third Coast Percussion is a leader in the nation when it comes to presenting contemporary works of percussion music, naturally, and therefore, a perfect match for our series.”

Since 2012, “On the Verge” has made southern Georgia a regular stop for some of the finest contemporary art musicians in the United States including performers like Blair McMillen, Jorge Variego, Dancing Heart and SaVaSa Trio.

Third Coast Percussion was invited to be part of the series for their unique style of performance and interaction with their audiences.

According to their website, a direct connection with the audience is at the core of all of Third Coast Percussion’s work, whether the musicians are speaking from the stage about a new piece of music, inviting the audience to play along in a concert or educational performance, or inviting their fans around the world to create new music using one of their free mobile apps.

For more than 10 years, Third Coast Percussion 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.

In addition to their performance, the group will also lead outreach activities for students at the Georgia Southern Campus and the Garrison School for the Arts campuses on March 5.

Admission for this event is free thanks to the kind sponsorship of the Georgia Music Foundation, Braswell’s Food Company, Statesboro Properties and Citizens Bank, as well as the Campus Life Enrichment Committee and the College of Arts and Humanities at Georgia Southern.

For more information on the “On the Verge” series, visit

Georgia Southern University, a public Carnegie Doctoral/Research institution founded in 1906, offers 142 degree programs serving more than 27,000 students through nine colleges on three campuses in Savannah, Statesboro, Hinesville and online instruction. A leader in higher education in southeast Georgia, the University provides a diverse student population with expert faculty, world-class scholarship and hands-on learning opportunities. Georgia Southern creates lifelong learners who serve as responsible scholars, leaders and stewards in their communities. Visit


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