The New England Percussion Ensemble specializes in presenting creative and energetic audience-interactive enrichment programs to youngsters.

The Performers

Abe Finch

NEPE member since 2005

Photo by Zaza Roeder


  • Versatility and variety in both performance and teaching is evident in Abe’s vitae.
  • Among his credentials are performances with the Boston Lyric Opera, Royal Ballet, Boston Landmarks Orchestra, Pro Arte Chamber Ensemble and the Boston Brass Ensemble
  • He is chairperson of woodwinds, brass and percussion at Indian Hill Music, Littleton, MA
  • Abe also coordinates all percussion related activities, lessons and ensembles at Salem State University, Salem, MA


  • Master of Music in Percussion Performance, New England Conservatory of Music, Boston, MA
  • Bachelor of Music in Percussion Performance, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA 

(go to: Bob Otto, Bill Manley, Ed Sorrentino)

“ If I can fund only one performance next year it will be the New England Percussion Ensemble. ”

Dr. Lorraine Bowen, Principal

West Gloucester Elementary School

Chepachet, RI