The Percussion Group Cincinnati was founded in 1979 and consists of members Allen Otte, James Culley, and Russell Burge, all of whom are faculty members and ensemble in residence at the College-Conservatory of Music of the University of Cincinnati.
Percussion Group Cincinnati regularly appears as concerto soloists with symphony orchestras, and has presented their program, Music From Scratch, to numerous children across North America.
The group is particularly respected for its knowledge of and experience with the entire range of the music of John Cage, having toured and appeared with him in festivals on a number of occasions in Europe and in America. Cage has also written music especially for the group.
Percussion Group Cincinnati has made several CDs, including its own ars moderno label.