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Left Edge Percussion Composition Contest

"Quintic" for percussion quintet, composed by Josh Gottry, was selected as the winning composition for the 2020 Left Edge Percussion Composition Contest. Over 80 entries were submitted from across the U.S., Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Egypt, France, Georgia, Germany, Iceland, Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, the U.K., and Venezuela.
"Quintic" will be premiered by Left Edge Percussion at Southern Oregon University in October 2020 and published by C. Alan Publications.

Socially-Distanced Percussion Ensembles

A listing of titles from my catalog that I believe to be suitable for "record from home virtual ensembles" or small enough and without shared instruments such that it can be rehearsed socially-distanced in a relatively small space.

Socially-Distanced Percussion Ensembles

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Recently Commissioned

There, Their, They're

for percussion quartet with limited instrumentation

Jeff Calissi (Eastern Connecticut State University) with Andrew Kolar (Sacred Heart University), Frank Kumor (Kutztown University), Nicholaus Meyers (East Central University), Mariusz Mocarski (Fryderyk Chopin Music University), and Glenn Webb (Dixie State University).

Prime Numbers

for three players on each side of a 5.0-octave marimba

Matt Coleman (Brigham Young University), Stephen Crawford (University of Mary Hardin-Baylor), Wes Hawkins (Phoenix College), Matt Holm (Kent State University), Doug Nottingham (Glendale Community College), Tracy Wiggins (University of Northern Alabama)

Ropes Course

an exploration of the altissimo register for solo B-flat clarinet

Olivia Meadows (Arizona State University)


'Xerosis' provides a good instructive experience for performers, while also putting underused accessory instruments and techniques in the hands of the players. Josh Gottry’s trio takes those often forgotten concepts and asks performers to think more carefully about the way these instruments can interact with an ensemble.
Matthew Geiger


'Roundabout' uses a split-apart version of a drumset with Latin percussion elements dispersed between three players to create a hocketed contemporary percussion ensemble trio with strong jazz influences … a groovy addition to a percussion ensemble for players with strong drumming and ensemble skills.
Marilyn K. Clark Silva

Tight Quarters

The piece can truly be played either way [with or without glockenspiel] without disrupting the performers’ or audiences’ experience and enjoyment. At just over three minutes in length 'Tight Quarters' is quick and exciting, both musically and visually.
Matthew Geiger