The Cameron University Percussion Ensemble (CUPE) has performed under the leadership of Dr. James Lambert, professor of music and director of percussion studies at Cameron University, since 1976. Most percussion graduates with degrees performance or music education are now successful in their individually chosen fields of expertise. CUPE rehearsals also prepare its members for successful performances with the larger instrumental ensembles.
Our next concert of the Cameron University Percussion Ensemble will be October 27, 2016 at 7:30 pm in the University Theater.
The Cameron University Percussion Ensemble (CUPE) performed its 80th consecutive semester (40 years) campus concert on Thursday, March 24, 2016, at the Cameron University Theatre. Featured on this concert was Cameron University Alumnus John Simon on drumset—as well as a guest performance from the Duncan High School Percussion Ensemble, directed by Quinton Williams. CUPE members who performed on this concert included Tyler Reeves, Gus Echols, Britnie Mendenhall, Jake Downing, Paul Martin, Peter Macias, Noah Polynice, Lorenzo Butler, and Tyler Pollock. Among the repertoire performed by CUPE included: Ellipsis by Daughtrey, Concerto for Vibraphone by Rosauro, Shared Space by Trevino, and Big Country by Bela Fleck. Also performed was La Llarona arranged by Ruth Jeanne and Strive to be Happy (performed by Tyler Reeves) by Trevino. John Simon was accompanied by guest bass performer Greg Muzlajakovich and pianist David Jackson. The Cameron University Percussion Ensemble also performed at the 2016 Oklahoma Percussion Festival on March 12—hosted by the University of Oklahoma.
Dr. Jim Lambert is an endorser of Mike Balter Mallets.