Mantra Percussion's Necessary Noise Festival is the largest percussion event on the east coast. The festival provides an outlet for scholastic, collegiate, and professional musicians to share their talents in a variety of mediums while promoting the art of percussion to the greater community.
Last year's festival took place March 13-14 at Verona High School and featured Mantra Youth Percussion in addition to Mantra Percussion and over a dozen high school and college groups as well as solo competition participants from around the region.
The 2016 festival will happen April 1-3 at New Jersey City University. More details can be found necessary-noise.org
Mantra Percussion, an internationally acclaimed, NYC based percussion ensemble and 501(c)(3) arts organization is pleased to announce our 2nd season of Mantra Youth Percussion.
Mantra Youth Percussion is an extension of Mantra Percussion's education initiative to provide the highest-level of music instruction with an emphasis on creativity and artistry. MYPercussion seeks to foster the next generation of performers through masterclasses, one on one instruction, collaborations with professional composers, high-level ensemble playing, and diverse performance opportunities.
For the 2016 season and beyond, Mantra Youth Percussion members will receive full scholarships to take part in this exciting ensemble!
"ear opening....joyous clamor"
- Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim
The New York Times:
2015 Concerto for Buildings
"Cast Iron Symphony,
a Concerto For Buildings"
Urban Omnibus Interview
w/ Mantra Youth Percussionist Kevin Moran