The Central Washington University Music Department will host the Northwest Percussion festival on April 4-6, 2014. The annual festival is in its 27th year and is hosted by a different school each year. Eight college and university percussion ensembles from around the Pacific NW will be participating this year. In addition to the performances by each ensemble, two guest artists will be performing and giving clinics. The CWU Percussion Ensemble will kick off the festival Friday night at 7:30 with the music of legendary percussionist and composer Dr. Michael Udow, retired professor of percussion at the University of Michigan. Udow will be performing with the ensemble as well as giving a clinic on Saturday morning at 10:30 am. David Gluck, a percussionist recently moved from New York to the NW and a founding member of the internationally renowned Rhythm & Brass and Madera Vox, will give a clinic at 2:30 pm on Saturday. All events are free to the public and located in the recital and concert halls of the McIntyre Music Building on the CWU Campus.