The Portland Percussion Group was founded in the winter of 2011 as a means of bringing professional chamber percussion music to Portland and the surrounding region. The group strives to promote the standard repertoire for percussion quartet, and to create new works in the repertoire through collaborations and the commissioning of emerging composers. In recent years, the PPG has presented public concerts featuring the works of northwest composers and notable seminal works in the repertoire. To date the ensemble has commissioned a number of new works for percussion quartet and hopes to aid in the creation of further additions to the contemporary chamber percussion genre.
The Portland Percussion Group also extends into educational outreach through involvement with young percussionists in our region and the creation of new educational opportunities for developing percussionists. The PPG frequently presents clinics and workshops at universities on the topic of chamber percussion repertoire and performance as well as maintaining an ongoing involvement with the Portland Summer Percussion Academy.