New Duo Tunes! Séjourné, Gunn, and Weinberg...

My duo is really excited about some new commission projects with some wonderful composers! Emmanuel Séjourné has just completed a piece for us titled "Khamsin" which is scores for 2 players on one 5-octave marimba - a brilliant piece that we will premier at PASIC 2018!

Two other commissions are...

New Piece: "SyNc" for Snare Drum Solo

Move on over to the compositions tab to check out my latest completed work, called "SyNc." This work for snare drum solo was commissioned by 42 percussionists from around the world, headed up by consortium leader Tracy Wiggins. I suppose you could call this a "companion" piece to my...

5 City Australian Concert Tour - May 2019!!

It's finally time for my duo (Quey Percussion Duo) to go "down under" for a 5-city concert tour (Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Perth, and Brisbane). We're in the middle of making plans right now - but it's looking like May 11-21, 2019 is the time frame. I hope to see my...

PASIC Showcase Concert!

I'm excited to announce that my duo (Quey Percussion Duo) was invited to present a showcase concert on Friday, Nov 16th at PASIC 2018!! We have a great program picked out, we hope to see you there!

#backfromEurope

We just returned from our European tour (QPD + my graduate students) where we visited 4 cities (London, Paris, Strasbourg, and Lyon). We presented 3 fabulous concerts at The Royal College of Music in London, Conservatoire de Strasbourg and Conservatoire de Lyon. I'd like to thank David Hockings, Emmanuel Sejourne,...

soniChroma-rama!

Next fall will be exciting with 2 large-scale performances of my double percussion concerto, "soniChroma" with my duo. Oct 6 will see a performance with the Duluth Symphony and December will see a performance with the orchestra at Columbus State University, where we will also record the work for an...

#Europe2018Tour

I will be taking my duo + my university graduate students on a performance tour in Europe, May 2018. We will be traveling to the Royal College of Music in London, Strasbourg Conservatory in France, and Lyon Conservatory in France. This trip is going to be unforgettable!

Consortium Announcement

A new consortium has been formed by percussionist Tracy Wiggins to commission a new snare drum solo work - somewhat of a companion piece to "Swerve." If you're interested in being involved in my new piece, email Tracy Wiggins directly for more information: twiggins@una....

360 Video!

Check out the video of our new piece "360" co-written by the Quey Percussion Duo:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

"As One" Re-Released!

This is easily one of my most popular pieces - performed from the US to South America, throughout Europe and Asia, and all over! I'm excited to finally get the piece back from a previously publisher and now have re-released "As One" myself, with edited score/parts that reflect the most...

360!

I just finished writing a duo called "360" with my duo partner Tim Broscious (Gene + Tim = Quey Percussion Duo, www.qpdmusic.com). This is going to be a great addition to the duo repertoire and really something different. We're professionally printing copies as giveaways to students/teachers/performers - we're...

Conference Performance

I'm really excited that the UMD Percussion Ensemble was invited to perform at the MMEA Conference in Minneapolis next February. Wow, this percussion program has come such a long way in the 10 years I have been at UMD! I'm proud to take a snapshot of the group at this...

soniChroma Vids

Many have been emailing me about recordings of soniChroma (duo concerto with orchestra). I finally have all 3 mvts posted on YouTube (or you can see them here in the media tab).

Brazil!

Had an amazing time in Brazil! I spent half of the time performing and teaching and the other half taking in all of the wonderful culture in São Paulo, Campinas, Tatuí, and Rio. One night in Tatuí we were able to go to a small club and see live forro...

Swervin'

The new snare drum piece is done! Go to the "Compositions Tab" and check out "Swerve"! A video is on the way... It was really nice after working on a concerto with orchestra to hang out with a single snare drum for a little while...

Modern Snare Drum Competition!

I've been asked by Tom Sherwood to compose a solo snare drum work for the 2017 Modern Snare Drum Competition (held this year at the Cleveland Institute of Music). I've had a ton of ideas in my head for a snare drum piece and I can't wait to start crafting...

soniChroma!

Wow! What an amazing experience to have had premiering my new "Concerto for Percussion Duo and Orchestra." This project has been a monumental task for me and I'm so proud to see this go full circle. The premier was yesterday, July 23, and the orchestra from the Performing Arts...

Beijing and Shenyang!

Just had another great trip to China performing and presenting with Ben Toth, Tim Broscious, and Jianpeng Feng. Ben is my former teacher, Jianpeng is my former student, and Tim is my current colleague/duo partner. All the worlds collided here for this one, but the concerts were great and getting...

Birch Creek!

I have been invited to attend the Birch Creek summer percussion festival as a faculty member for 1-week from June 26-July 2 in Egg Harbor, WI. I'm excited to join the wonderful and diverse faculty there! Check out this amazing program...

DOUBLE CONCERTO!!!!

Ok, here we go...I'm tackling a massive composition project for percussion duo and orchestra. I've been granted a sabbatical from my university position this spring to take on this project and I'm very much looking forward to a super intense and focused period of time devoted to practicing and...

"In The End..." (New Piece)

Another new piece finished, right under the gun before the New Year! I'm really excited about this one - a new medium for me - Percussion Ensemble and TAPE! 6 Players and commissioned by the University of North Carolina at Pembroke Percussion Ensemble, Dr. Joseph Van Hassel, Director.

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Fill Up Your Cart!

I finally got around to developing an online shopping site where I have Scores, Books, and CDs available for purchase. I'm getting more and more requests for digital copies of scores, so this is long overdue!

QPD Coming Your Way?

We are closing in on the details for a 2-week tour from Minnesota to Pennsylvania and back with my percussion duo. Highlights will include stops at University of Michigan, University of Wisconsin Madison, West Virginia University, Vandercook College of Music, and University of Wisconsin Stephens Point. We have a great...

What a great PASIC!

I had a blast this year - I really enjoyed being able to present my work on two-mallet performance and was humbled by all of the support and great feedback I received from my session. Inspiration to fuel more projects! It's always so great to meet up with friends and...

Return to China

I just found out I'll be returning to China to spend time in Beijing and Shenyang. This time I will bring my percussion duo (Quey Percussion Duo) and also meet up to perform with former teacher Ben Toth and former student Jianpeng Feng. Dates are TBA, but late May 2016...

Japan was a blast!

Just returned from Tokyo where I premiered my new piece called "Pocket Grooves" for bassoon and percussion at the International Double Reed Society International Conference! Japan is such a beautiful place - this was my first visit there and I can't wait to go back!

"Pocket Grooves"

Check out my new piece called "Pocket Grooves" for bassoon and percussion. This piece will be premiered in August of 2015 at the International Double Reed Society Convention in Tokyo, Japan by bassoonist Jefferson Campbell and myself. More information, including audio excerpts and score examples, is found under the "compositions"...

...more guitar

I just put the finishing touches on the 2nd mvt of my piece called "Killjoy" for percussion/guitar - commissioned by guitarist Zane Forshee. When completed it will be 3 mvts total, but the final mvt will be on hold until next summer, 2016.

"Killyjoy" will be recorded on Zane Forshee's...

PASIC Clinic/Performance

I'm excited to be presenting a two-mallet keyboard clinic/performance at PASIC 2015 in San Antonio. It has been a long journey of researching, performing, composing, and commissioning on the topic. I'm very much looking forward to creating a nice 50-minute session for PASIC. Hope to see you there!

Official Release on "Currents"

My newest CD, "Currents" - a collaboration with composer Justin Rubin - is now officially released and available through Centaur Records and Naxos. Half of the disc features compositions by Rubin and the other half by me. I also perform on some of Rubin's music, including his incredible work "Hard...

*NEW PIECE! - "Pocket Grooves" for bassoon and percussion

I just finished a new duo work for bassoon and percussion called "Pocket Grooves" - a 3 mvt work aesthetically light in nature and designed to celebrate three different traditional styles of music in the world (Joropo from Venezuela, Samai from the Middle East, and Choro from Brazil).

This work...

Guitar/Percussion

I'm currently working on a new piece for guitar/percussion for the incredible Zane Forshee. I'm just starting, but really excited about tackling something new. If you don't know Zane, he's the real deal, check him out!

QPD Tour Wrap Up

Quey Percussion Duo just wrapped up an 7-stop tour of universities in the southern US. We had a blast and played for a lot of great students and audiences at Vanderbilt University, U. of North Alabama, U. of Tennessee Knoxville, Samford U, and several high school programs in Alabama. Plans...

Spring Two-Mallet Clinic Tour

I just wrapped up a nice 5-stop solo tour primarily presenting topics related to my recent two-mallet book. Another highlight of the tour was a performance of my "Concerto for Marimba and Choir" with the Concert Choir at West Chester University (David Devenney, conductor).

It was great to visit programs...

New Book Now Available!

My new two-mallet method/performance book called "TWO" is now available at Bachovich Music Publications, Steve Weiss Music, and The Percussion Source. A perfect item for your holiday wish list!

(check out the "TWO BOOK" tab for much more...

TWO!

My new book, "Two: a Collection of Concert Pieces for Two-Mallet Marimba" will be released at this year's PASIC convention in Indianapolis! By mid November the book will be widely available at retailers such as Amazon, Bachovich Music Publications, Steve Weiss Music, and The Percussion Source. Click on the "Two-Mallet...

New EQ site

Check out the NEW and IMPROVED Equilibrium site - the EQ label carries 2 of my solo CDs. Now you can stream clips of all of the pieces directly from the site and download individual tracks!

Southwest Visit

A visit to the southwest in Oct? That's good news for me in northern Minnesota! The weather was great and the visits even better. I enjoyed spending time at Arizona State U, USC Los Angeles, and UN Las Vegas. I spent time presenting clinics/performances mostly relating to my research of...

COMMISSIONS!

I've been busy recently putting a few commission projects on the docket, which will keep me busy for the next few semesters. I'm excited to work on commission projects for Dan Armstrong and the Penn State University Mallet Ensemble (keyboard sextet), guitarist Zane Forshee (duo for guitar/perc), Julie Hill and...

PAI Wraps Up Once Again

This past summer marked my 15th year in residence at the Performing Arts Institute Summer Music Festival - a 6-week annual summer program for serious high school students, nestled in the mountains of Pennsylvania. Needless to say, this festival has played an important role in my life and has been...

Return from Argentina

Tim Broscious and I just returned from the 12th International Patagonia Percussion Festival, hosted by Angel Frette. Tim and I performed in 4 concerts, including a full-length duo program and a performance of my Concerto for Marimba and Choir with the Cultural Foundation of Patagonia Choir. We also presented a...

New Commission

I just firmed up the details to compose a new work (scored for mallet ensemble) for Dan Armstrong and his ensemble at Penn State University. I'm really looking forward to writing this one!

"Three Canticles of the Birds"

The new John Luther Adams commission is a gorgeous piece for piano and percussion in 3 movements. The percussion setup includes: vibraphone, glock, woodblock, maracas, slapstick, ratchet, and guiro. Please join us on April 12th for the premier! JLA will be in residence and this is one 'gem' among a...

Two-Mallet Book COMING SOON!

I am currently putting the finishing touches on a brand new book - a collection of 8 concert piece for two-mallet marimba. The book will include an extensive chapter on technique and expression, performance tips with scores examples for each piece, and a CD of definitive recordings of the works....

Argentina!

This June, I will be traveling to perform with my duo, Quey Percussion Duo, to the 12th International Patagonia Percussion Festival in Argentina, hosted by Angel Frette.

New Position in the DSSO

I'm pleased to announce that I won the Principal Percussion Audition for the Duluth Superior Symphony. As a section member for the past 6 years, I'm excited to take on this new role in such a wonderful orchestra! Check out the concert season here...

John Luther Adams Commission!

I am extremely excited to announce that I am collaborating with my UMD colleague, Tracy Lipke-Perry, to commission and premier a brand new work by composer John Luther Adams. The piece will be written for piano and percussion and will be premiered on April 11, 2014, which will coincide with...

NEW COMPOSITION

Coming soon is my new work for voice and percussion entitled "Sky Songs." This work is a setting of three poems by Carl Sandburg. The voice part is scored for soprano or tenor while the percussion part utilizes vibraphone, toms, bass drum, sizzle cymbal, crotales, and guitar (all 1...

PASIC Performance

I'm pleased to announce that I have been selected to perform on the opening concert at this year's PASIC! I will be performing Stuart Smith's "Songs I-IX" for actor/percussionist on Wed, November 13 at 8:00pm at the Indianapolis Convention Center. Hope to see you there!

Sights and Sounds From Outer Space

Come check out my solo recital in the Planetarium on the campus of University of Minnesota Duluth on Oct 15, 2013 at 7:30pm. I have chosen some great music that will be paired with sights displayed on UMDs impressive 30-foot, 360 degree dome in the planetarium. A highlight of the...

Performance at the Tapages Percussion Festival in Lyon, France

I will be heading up an international trip to Lyon, France for the 2013 International Tapages Percussion Festival. Along with me will be 4 of my graduate students from UMD as well as Tim Broscious from my Quey Percussion Duo (also in residency at UMD). We will all present a...

Going back to China!

I'm excited to announce I will be traveling to China once again, this time on a tour with my Quey Percussion Duo! We will be performing at various venues in and around Beijing China from June 8-17, 2013!! More info to come...

*New Piece

I'm pleased to announce my new work "Impressions of Chinese Opera" is now available through Bachovich Music Publications. This publications comes right off the heels of the premiere of the work on June 16th, 2012 at the China Conservatory in Beijing, China by myself and percussionist Jianpeng Feng. The work...

2 Performances at this year's PASIC!

I'm pleased to announce I have been chosen to present at two different sessions at this year's PASIC convention in Austin, TX. First, I will be performing my work "Ceci N'est Pas Un Jouet" (for two music boxes) on the Focus Day with percussionist Tim Broscious. In addition, I will...

*NEW PIECE

I just finished a new work for percussion duo entitled "Impressions of Chinese Opera" - a 3 movement work merging the sounds of traditional Chinese opera and contemporary percussion music. The 3 very contrasting movements outline the 4 pillars of Chinese Opera (Singing and Dancing, Dialogue, and Martial Arts) and...

Layers CD Release

I'm proud to announce my newest CD, "Layers," will be released at PASIC 2011 in Indianapolis. "Layers" is a collection of original chamber music for percussion - full of color and life! The CD is carried by Equilibrium Records and will soon be available on iTunes and many other digital...

Videos!

Check out the newly-added videos tab to see some of my recent performances

Going Back to My Roots

I will spend two weeks in August studying the style of Ancient American Rudimental Drumming with the masters Dominick Cuccia and the legendary Nick Attanasio. In addition, I add to my instrument collection two beautiful rope tension drums (snare drum and bass drum) made for me by the Cooperman drum...

Concerto Premiere

My "Concerto for Marimba with Percussion and Choir" was premiered on March 6, 2010 at University of Minnesota Duluth, Weber Hall. Click the link to watch the video of the performance.

Concerto for Marimba, Percussion, and Choir

I am currently working on a concerto for marimba soloist with three percussion and choir. The work will be premiered at the University of Minnesota Duluth on March 6, 2011 with the UMD Concert Chorale. It will then be recorded and released on my new album of chamber music for...

New Piece - "The Mermaid"

I recently finished composing a piece for percussion duo with silent film. The work is entitled "The Mermaid" which comes from the name of the original film, produced in 1904, by Georges Melies. Follow the link to see the live premiere performance at the Performing Arts Institute Summer Music Festival.

New Recording

I recently received a grant to record and release a new album of original percussion chamber music. The album has been picked up by Equilibrium Records and will be released in Summer 2011.

New York City Debut Solo Recital

I will be presenting my NYC debut recital at Thalia Hall at Symphony Space in NY, NY. The program is FREE and open to the public. I have chosen a very dynamic program which will feature new original works as well as standard percussion repertoire. The program will include guest...

You Tube Performances

There have been recent posts on youtube of some of my solo and chamber performances. Performances of my works "Echo Song," "As One," and "And So the Wind Blew..." (posted in 2 parts) can be found as well as "Kaskada" for solo marimba by Eckhard Kopetzki. Search my name...

*New Piece: "Ceci N'est Pas Un Jouet"

"Ceci N'est Pas Un Jouet" is scored for two handle-operated music boxes played by one or two performers. The overall idea of the piece is that very complex music can be created by using two separate and somewhat simple musical materials. The music boxes can play any tunes and performances...

New Score Covers

All of my compositions have a new look. New score covers have been designed for all of my works giving them a cleaner and sleeker look. The binding of the scores has also been improved.

Echo Song - New Edition

I just finished a new edition of "Echo Song" for multiple percussion solo. The new edition is presented in a computerized version instead of the original manuscript. It is also now available as a PDF download.

Additive Method Article online

Sabian recently published my article "The Additive Method" on their website. The article is an introduction to my two-mallet method which explains the method and introduces many of the exercises found in the book. Follow the URL link here to view the article.

Travel to the Middle East

This February I will be traveling to the Middle East to Amman, Jordan for an eight-day residency at their National Music Conservatory. While there, I will present several clinics, teach lessons, and present a solo recital. In addition I will be performing with the Amman Symphony Orchestra.

Recording for Innova

I was recently involved in a project to record a variety of works composed by Justin Henry Rubin. The project featured works written for bassoonist Jefferson Campbell and included three works involving percussion. I was lucky enough to be asked to record these pieces with Jefferson and others for a...

Klung on iTunes

My new CD is now available on iTunes where you can download individual tracks or the entire album!

*New Piece: "Prelude Nuevo"

I just finished a new two-mallet concert piece for 4.3 octave marimba. This is my fourth concert piece dedicated to two-mallet performance and was inspired by some of my favorite "preludes" throughout music history. Visit the compositions tab to learn more about this new piece.

Section Percussionist with the DSSO

I just finished an audition for the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra and am happy to report that I won the open position for section percussionist. I look forward to this opportunity to continue performing beautiful orchestral repertoire! Check out this year's season by clicking this link!

Koshinski wins Composition Contest

I'm happy to announce that I was selected as one of the winners of the recent snare drum etude composition contest hosted by the Percussive Arts Society Massachusetts Chapter. My snare drum piece "Homage to Carter" will be published in a new snare drum etude book called "The PAS MassChap...

Koshinski - New Remo Artist

I'm very excited to announce that I've become an artist for the Remo Company. I've used Remo products since I began to play percussion over 20 years ago so this sponsorship is a perfect fit! Check out their great drums, drum heads, and world percussion!

Koshinski Teams Up With Korogi

I'm very excited to announce that I have joined forces with Korogi (marimbas, xylophones, glockenspiels). These amazing instruments have just become available in North America and I would like to invite everyone to check them out. They are as beautiful to the ear as they are to the eye!

PDF Score Downloads!

Selected scores are now available as PDF downloads. Please visit the compositions section for specific information.

Hollinden Piece is Complete

The commission project with Dave Hollinden has finished. The end result, a brilliant new work for percussion duo entitled "Alchemy." This new contribution to percussion art music shows a different side to Hollinden's writing. The work features two medium set-ups consisting of diverse, but small, instruments. The 25 minutes...

Performing Arts Institute

I will be teaching at the 6-week international Performing Arts Institute Summer Music Festival in Kingston, PA. I am currently Director of Percussion at the festival and have my duo in residence as well (Quey Percussion Duo). The festival is aimed toward serious high school musicians and includes a large...

Solo CD Project

I am currently working on a solo CD featuring new works for percussion. The recording will be released this summer (2008) and will include premiere recordings of David Macbride's "Staying the Course" and my "Variations (after Vinao)." Clips from the upcoming CD will be on the site soon!

Bassoon and Marimba?

My colleague and I just had a very charming piece written for us. The piece is entitled "Bagatelles for Bassoon and Marimba" written by Justin Rubin. The work is a set of 4 short and clever movements that exploit the wonderful qualities of both instruments. "Bagatelles for Bassoon and Marimba"...

*New Piece: "Electric City"

I am currently working on a new piece for percussion trio entitled "Electric City." The work will be scored for three multi-percussionists and will be the focal point of many performances this spring including a solo tour in Minnesota and a residency at Angleton High School in Angleton, TX.

Percussion Source Distribution

Great news! My new two-mallet method book and 7 of my percussion works will be distributed by "The Percussion Source" starting this fall. "The Percussion Source" will also be featuring my works at this year's PASIC in Columbus, OH (Nov 1-3). Click the link to visit their site!

*New Piece: "Variations (after Viñao)"

"Variations (after Viñao)," scored for 4.3 octave marimba solo (two-mallets) and commissioned by percussionist Tim Broscious, is the third and newest work in an ongoing series of short two-mallet concert pieces. For more information, click the compositions tab.

New Quey Percussion Duo Commission

Composer Bruce Reiprich recently finished a new percussion work that was written for my duo (Quey Percussion Duo). The piece is entitled "A Thousand Grasses Bend With Dew" and is scored for marimba, vibraphone, 8 button gongs, 3 suspended cymbals, and 2 foot-operated tam-tams. QPD will be premiering the new...

New Work in Progress

I am currently in the process of composing a new work for two-mallet marimba solo that is being commissioned by percussionist Tim Broscious. The work is a series of variations on a single theme, which when completed, will round out a series of two mallet works written for marimba solo....

New Commission by Dave Hollinden

Quey Percussion Duo (Gene Koshinski/Tim Broscious) is currently leading a consortium of 12 percussionists to commission Dave Hollinden to compose a new work for percussion duo. The work is set to be completed by November 1st.

"As One" now available!

"As One," scored for percussion duo, is now available from HoneyRock Publications (www.honeyrock.net). The piece is available in hardcopy form or in PDF format via a download. ($18 score/parts hardcopy; $14 score/parts PDF...

Sound Clips and Score Examples

The compositions tab has been updated to include sound clips and score examples for each of my original works. Feel free to use these added features to experience my compositions.

*New Piece: "Caleidoscópio"

"Caleidoscópio" scored for 5.0 octave marimba solo (two-mallets) is the newest work in an ongoing series of short two-mallet concert pieces.

Website Launch

This website should be completed (including pics and sound files) by the end of June 2007.

New Commission by David Macbride

"Flip" scored for 4-octave xylophone and homemade marimba written by the marvelous David Macbride is a recent commission of mine. I will be premiering the new work on an upcoming lecture recital (6.15.07) discussing the evolution of the two-mallet solo percussion repertoire.