Mark Goodenberger

Mark Goodenberger, percussionist and composer, is the Director of Percussion Studies at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, WA. As a specialist in Symphonic and Chamber music, he has worked with composers such as Steve Reich, Libby Larsen, Chen Yi, George Crumb, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Elliott Carter, Lou Harrison, Zhou Long, Tomas Svoboda and Forrest Pierce, premiering many new works. He is also active as a baroque specialist, performing the kettledrums with the Portland Baroque Orchestra, Pacific Music Works, The Oregon Bach Festival, and Vancouver Early Music. As a concert recitalist, he performs many pieces of his own, written for a wide variety of instruments. His compositions range from solos to works for mixed ensembles, to pieces that join elements of theater, dance and vaudeville into the diverse world of percussion. He also writes for and performs with his wife and violinist, Denise Dillenbeck as part of DuoDG. In 2013, he was awarded the Outstanding Faculty Artistic Achievement Award by Central Washington University's College of Arts and Humanities. He is a Yamaha performing artist and a member of the Vic Firth Education team. He holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Lewis and Clark College and a Masters of Music in Performance degree from the University of Michigan.

From Mark Goodenberger

Not What I Expected

$42.00

A very effective, exuberant and joyful marimba quartet with echoes of Reich and Zimbabwe.”Players with a strong sense of rhythm and two-mallet technique are necessary for a performance of this piece. While the piece is not overly fast and choppy, note accuracy could be tricky in certain passages. A strong sense of already existing ensemble cohesion will make a performance of this piece especially successful.”- Percussive Notes

A very effective, exuberant and joyful marimba quartet with echoes of Reich and Zimbabwe.”Players with a strong sense of rhythm and two-mallet technique are necessary for a performance of this piece. While the piece is not overly fast and choppy, note accuracy could be tricky in certain passages. A strong sense of already existing ensemble cohesion will make a performance of this piece especially successful.”- Percussive Notes

Schism

$12.00

An accessible 5-ocatave marimba solo, Schism is a lovely and haunting reflection on the loneliness of separation.The materials in the solo will require a mature performer. However, they are so well presented that the solo will work well for the serious undergraduate student.- Percussive Notes

An accessible 5-ocatave marimba solo, Schism is a lovely and haunting reflection on the loneliness of separation.The materials in the solo will require a mature performer. However, they are so well presented that the solo will work well for the serious undergraduate student.- Percussive Notes

The Paris Pieces

$30.00

Our editorial board reports that this is an extremely interesting collection of 15 character pieces that is destined to be widely used in teaching studios and on the recital stage of college music programs. Some selections are intermediate in difficulty and others are more challenging.

Our editorial board reports that this is an extremely interesting collection of 15 character pieces that is destined to be widely used in teaching studios and on the recital stage of college music programs. Some selections are intermediate in difficulty and others are more challenging.