Andrea Venet

Andrea Venet

"Energetic, engaging, and entertaining....Venet’s style is mesmerizing, her music is delightful, and her unique charm adds a vibrant beat to Jacksonville’s cultural scene." -- EU Jacksonville

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To the Death by Stephen Ridley Sheet music available here:

Prelude (BWV1011/995) in C minor by J.S. Bach Performed by Dr. Andrea Venet

"Kibo" for solo snare drum and mallet quartet, is written and performed by soloist, Dr. Andrea Venet. Venet is accompanied by members of the University of North Florida percussion ensemble.

Nannou, by Aphex Twin Arranged for percussion ensemble by Andrea Venet Performed by University of North Florida Percussion Ensemble Video: Thomas Lewis Published by Keyboard Percussion Publications (KPP).

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Event and Activities

Prairie Music Residency

The Prairie Music Residency was set up by Saskatoon Brass Bands Inc. in 2013 to help further enrich the long-standing tradition of British-style brass banding in Saskatchewan and North America, while offering players a chance to work with world class brass band musicians and improve their skills in an intimate and inclusive environment.

The course takes place at the University of Saskatchewan (Saskatoon) and is divided into two streams: brass band and percussion. Each course runs simultaneously during each day, combining a mixture of rehearsals, clinics, masterclasses and other performance opportunities that culminate in two concerts with the guest soloists, conductors and clinicians.

Steve Weiss Mallet Festival

The Steve Weiss Mallet Festival features some of the top mallet players in the world. The festival is dedicated to the memory of Steve Weiss the founder of Steve Weiss Percussion. Steve Weiss is the biggest percussion distributor in the world, and while Steve was alive he helped many of us buy percussion equipment by selling at the best prices in the world. And he was supportive of our work and efforts as percussionists. I had a friendship with Steve that lasted from 1979 until his death in 2014. I’m honored to be able to put this festival on in his memory. This event is hosted/coordinated by Tony Miceli.

There will be 3 events during the weekend of August 2-4.

  • Friday August 2nd - Barnes Museum 6-9pm

  • Saturday August 3rd - Chris’ Jazz Cafe - 8pm-11pm

  • Sunday August 4th - Barnes Museum (Family Concert) 11am-2pm

  • August 5-9 - Vibes workshop at Settlement Music (Queen Village Branch, South Philly).

  • August 9 - Vibe concert - David Friedman-Tony Miceli Duo. 7pm Settlement Music (Queen Village Branch, South Philly)

Experience Percussion

Escape Ten at Experience Percussion 

Ohio University, Feb. 9, 2019

Escape Ten will perform a concert and masterclass/clinic 


School of Music
440 Glidden Hall
Athens, OH 45701

Event coordinator: Roger Braun

Northwest Percussion Festival

Northwest Percussion Festival at Northwest Missouri State.

Events begin at 10 AM on Saturday, February 23rd in the Olive DeLuce Center for Fine and Performing Arts. We are honored to be hosting Black Swamp Percussion, Christopher McLaurin of the Kansas City Symphony, and the Escape X Percussion Duo. The day will also feature appearances from Dr. Joshua Knight (Missouri Western State), the Grain Valley High School percussion ensemble, and Northwest percussion students.

A Night of Percussion

Escape Ten Percussion Duo
Otu Kojo and the West African Drumming Ensemble
Virginia Tech Percussion Ensemble

This School of Performing Arts performance features an eclectic combination of percussion artists and ensembles. Along with performances by the award-winning Virginia Tech Percussion Ensemble, the evening features Escape Ten (Annie Stevens and
Andrea Venet) presenting their vibrant works for percussion duo and joining the Virginia Tech Percussion Ensemble on Emmanuel Sejourne’s Double Concerto. The performance also features Otu Kojo of Ghana, West Africa, who leads the Virginia Tech West African Drumming Ensemble.

$10 general admission, $7 students

Celebrate Marimba at Kutztown University

Celebrate Marimba! Hosted by Kutztown University. Andrea Venet will be performing Concerto para Marimba y Orquestra No.1 Op. 20 (1957) by Jose Sarmientos in honor of Vida Chenoweth's contribution to the history of marimba. 

UNF Symphony Orchestra Concert

Dr. Andrea Venet will be featured as a marimba soloist with the UNF Symphony Orchestra performing Concerto for Marimba and Orchestra by Jose Sarmientos. Conducted by Dr. Simon Shiao

Faculty Recital: Improvisations and Compositions by Gary Smart

Solo Recital

Solo Faculty Percussion recital given by Dr. Andrea Venet. 

Repertoire includes three world premieres of new works by Venet and music by Steve Ridley.

Featuring members of the UNF Percussion Ensemble

Faculty Scholarship Recital

Joint Faculty recital presented as part of the Cummer Chamber Music series

MalletLab Summer Intensive

MalletLab Summer Intensive

Escape Ten Concert @ UTT

Escape Ten in Concert 6:00 pm. 

UTT Theater @ NAPA, Theater 1

Heartland Marimba Festival

Heartland Marimba Festival & Orchestra, with Nathan Daughtrey, Matthew Coley, Escape Ten duo, Heartland Marimba Quartet