App Sponsors

Dining Sponsors

Exhibitors

Schedule

  • 14 November
  • 15 November
  • 16 November
  • 17 November
  • 18 November

Marimba One

World’s finest percussion keyboards and mallets. Designed and built in Arcata, CA, our world-renowned instruments and mallets are handcrafted to inspire passion, musicianship, and the perfect sound.

Bee Coffee Roasters

Coffee
SHOW YOUR PASIC BADGE FOR 10% OFF YOUR ORDER!

Located directly across from the Convention Center! 

201 S Capitol Ave #110, Indianapolis, IN 46225


"We are a small batch coffee roaster that works to source great beans and roast them to bring out the best flavors that they contain. Bee Coffee Roasters is committed to the craft of the roasting and to the craft of the brewing. Our Baristas are always pushing their understanding and skill with the potent black brew. We hope that our passion shows through in your enjoyment."

Georgia Street Grind

Coffee
SHOW YOUR PASIC BADGE FOR 10% OFF YOUR ORDER!


@georgiastreetgrind

25 W Georgia St
Indianapolis, IN 46225



Buca Di Beppo

Restaurants

Buca Indianapolis


35 North Illinois Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204 (Between W. Washington Street and W. Market Street)

Phone:  (317) 632-2822

Sugarfire Smoke House

Restaurants
SHOW YOUR PASIC BADGE FOR 10% OFF!

24 W Washington Street
Indianapolis, Indiana

"Fast casual BBQ joint with award winning burgers, pies, and shakes and locally sourced ingredients. Come see how we do 'cue!"

0gravity Percussion

Sticks & Mallets, World Percussion
316 Westway St, Denton, TX 76201

A small percussion mallet company from Denton, Texas. Inspired by gravity and everything it holds.

Adams Musical Instruments

Band & Orchestral Instruments/Accessories, Custom Drums, Hardware, Keyboard Percussion
Aziestraat 17-19, Ittervoort DA, 6014 Netherlands.

The Sound of Quality. Professional, Institutional and Student percussion instruments designed and manufactured including Alpha Marimbas and Vibes, and Philharmonic Dresden Timpani. 100% Made in Holland!

Adventure Percussion

Keyboard Percussion, Print Publisher
1112 VanArsdale Drive, Branchburg, New Jersey 08853

21st Century Solutions to Percussion Education featuring the 5.0 Octave Modular Practice Marimba and the “Total” Percussion Jam and “Instant” Percussion Ensemble Method Books.

Alesis

* Accessories, Cymbals, Drum Heads, Drum Pads, Drum Sets, Electronic Percussion
200 Scenic View Drive, Ste 201, Cumberland, RI 02864

DRUMS & PERCUSSION: Drumming is in our blood. Starting in 1987 with the original HR-16 drum machine, Alesis pioneered the availability of high-quality, affordable electronic percussion products for musicians of any skill level. We continue to “up the ante” with our current line of innovative electronic drum kits, multipads, drum machines and accessories.

Alfred Music

* Audio & Video Publisher, Music Notation Software, Print Publisher
16320 Roscoe Blvd, Suite 100, Van Nuys, CA 91406

Alfred Music helps the world experience the joy of making music.

Artisan Customs

Accessories
12810 S Memorial Dr, #303, Bixby, OK 74008.

Beautiful custom exotic wood accessory products for musicians and music enthusiasts; drum stick & mallet holders, guitar hangers, tables, and more.

ATV Corporation

Accessories, Custom Drums, Cymbals, Drum Heads, Drum Pads, Drum Sets, Electronic Percussion, Hardware, World Percussion
16901 S. Western Ave., Suite 101, Gardena CA, 90247.

ATV Corporation is a developer of innovative electronic musical instruments know for superior quality, expressive playability, exceptional sound, and industry leading technology.

Balter Mallets

Keyboard Percussion, Marching Percussion, Sticks & Mallets
22 Longwater Drive, Norwell, MA 02061

Custom-crafted mallets made to exceed the most demanding professional standards. A legacy of innovation, great customer service and a full palette of musical colors.

Berklee College of Music

Schools, Organizations, and Festivals
1140 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02215

Berklee is the preeminent institute of contemporary music and the performing arts, offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs at its campuses in Boston, Massachusetts and Valencia, Spain, and through its award-winning distance learning program, Berklee Online.

Big Fat Snare Drum

Accessories, Drum Heads, Drum Pads, Retail Store
P.O. Box 560061, Medford, MA 02156

No more tape, gels, blankets, rings, wallets or felts… BFSD is engineered to effortlessly transform any drum into your very own vintage, beefy, thumpy 70’s-inspired BFSD.

Black Swamp Percussion

Accessories, Band & Orchestral Instruments/Accessories, Sticks & Mallets
11114 James St., Zeeland, MI 49464.

Black Swamp Percussion is a maker of concert percussion instruments with superior attention to detail, craftsmanship, sound quality and performance.

C. Alan Publications

Print Publisher
6 Oak Branch Drive, Ste A, Greensboro, NC 27407

Serving the percussion community for 30 years, C. Alan Publications strives to offer music that will engage, educate, and inspire musicians for generations to come.

Calderwood Percussion Instruments

Accessories, Band & Orchestral Instruments/Accessories, Custom Drums, Drum Sets, Hardware, Marching Percussion, Percussion Repair, Tuning, and Rental
9 Centre Ave., Boston, MA, 2124.

Calderwood Percussion, in Boston, MA, specializes in building fully custom orchestral, rope tension and marching percussion instruments, historical reproductions and drum sets.

Carolina Drumworks

Custom Drums
195 Red Sky Ridge, Mars Hill, NC 28754.

Carolina Drumworks is an independent maker of fine snare drums and kits for discerning performers, designing drums for each client's goals of exceptional performance capabilities.

Chops Percussion

Retail Store
5282 E 65th St, Indianapolis, Indiana 46220.

An educational percussion company run by percussion educators.

CooperGroove

Sticks & Mallets
207 North Grove Ave., Oak Park, IL 60302

Cooperman Company

Band & Orchestral Instruments/Accessories, Custom Drums, Sticks & Mallets, World Percussion, Percussion Repair, Tuning, and Rental, Vintage Drums & Percussion
1007 Route 121, Bellows Falls, VERMONT 05101-4408

Vermont builders of handcrafted drumsticks, contemporary and historical rope tension drums, frame drums, and tambourines.

Creative Costuming & Designs

Band & Orchestral Instruments/Accessories, Marching Percussion, World Percussion, Other
15402 Electronic Lane, Huntington Beach, CA 92649.

Design and Manufacture costuming and uniforms for performing groups such as color guards, percussion ensembles, choruses, dance teams, marching bands, drum corps, marching wind ensembles, water ski teams, ice skating teams and horse vaulters.

Crush Drums & Percussion

Drum Sets, Hardware
316 S. Service Rd., Melville, NY 11747.

Crush Drums is a company created by drummers for drummers. We aim to deliver the best sounding and looking drums at the most accessible prices.

D'Addario Percussion-Evans & Promark

Accessories, Drum Heads, Drum Pads, Sticks & Mallets
595 Smith Street, Farmingdale, NY 11735

D'Addario is the world's largest manufacturer of musical instrument accessories including Promark sticks and mallets, Evans Drumheads, and Puresound.

DeMorrow Instruments LTD.

Band & Orchestral Instruments/Accessories
253 Highway 51 N, Arkadelphia, AR 71923-9260

DeMorrow Instruments has been selling percussion keyboards since 1980. We specialize in marimbas though bells, vibraphones, and xylophones are available. Our instruments encompass the entire range, beginner band to high-end solo instruments.

Doc Sweeney Drums, LLC

Custom Drums
6353 Corte Del Abeto, Suite B103, Carlsbad, CA 92011

Custom drum builder of solid wood snares and kits.

Downbeat Magazine

102 N. Haven Rd., Elmhurst, IL 60126

DownBeat, the world’s greatest Jazz Magazine, since 1934, serves as an insiders guide of evolving Jazz styles focusing on the heart of the music.

DREAM Cymbals and Gongs Inc

Cymbals
616R St. Clarens Ave., Toronto, ON M6H 3W9, Canada

Born in 2005, DREAM Cymbals & Gongs Inc. is the partnership of passionate Canadian instrument designers and generations of
Chinese gong-smiths.

DRUM!

Print Publisher
501 Canal Blvd, Suite J, Richmond, CA 94804

Each issue features studio tests of new gear, news on latest products, profiles and interviews with your favorite drummers, advice and lessons, all by top professionals.

Drum Corps International

110 W Washington Street, Suite C, Indianapolis, IN 46204

Drum Corps International is the world leader in producing competitive events for the world’s most elite and exclusive touring marching music ensembles for student performers.

DrumsForCures :: DRUMSTRONG

Other
1510 Twiford Pl., Charlotte, NC 28207.

DRUMSTRONG interactive rhythm experiences support cancer survivorship, education and research globally. Drumming to BEAT cancer! Rhythm from the Heart ... the Power is in your Hands. DrumsForCures, Inc. 501(c)3

Drumslinger Percussion

Retail Store
6 Red Bird Ct., West Columbia, TX 77486

Drumslinger Percussion is a manufacturer and seller of custom percussion practice instruments and seller of the complete line of Salyer's Percussion sticks, mallets, and accessories.

Drum Workshop, Inc.

Accessories, Custom Drums, Drum Heads, Drum Sets, Hardware, World Percussion
3450 Lunar Court, Oxnard, CA 93030.

Drum Workshop is the leading American manufacturer of custom professional drums, pedals and hardware. DW is also home to PDP, Gretsch Drums and Latin Percussion.

Dynasty

Band & Orchestral Instruments/Accessories, Custom Drums, Hardware, Keyboard Percussion
Dynasty USA partners with music educators and artists to design and build premium quality marching, concert, and orchestral percussion products in the USA.

Earasers by Persona Medical

Accessories
170 N. Cypress Way, Casselberry, FL 32707.

Earasers are the most comfortable and best sounding earplugs, guaranteed. Plus, introducing InEarz Audio, safer and better sounding IEMs, featuring ADEL Technology.

Eargo Hearing

Other
800 6th Avenue South, Suite 110, Nashville, TN 37203

Invisible hearing aids that musicians love. Incredibly comfortable, invisible hearing aids that won't disrupt your natural hearing. For mild-to-moderate high frequency hearing loss. Eargo is the only open-fit, completely in the canal hearing aid on the market.

Edition Svitzer I/S

Print Publisher
Roarsvej 6 kld., 2000 Frederiksberg, Denmark

Danish publishing house of quality sheet music.

Encore Mallets Inc.

437 Southfork Drive, Suite 100, Lewisville, TX 75057

#1 Latex designed marimba and vibraphone mallets. Latex Mallets Series, King Gong, Xylophone, Suspended Cymbal, Marching sticks and mallets, Payson timpani and Bass Drum.

Etymotic Research Inc.

Accessories, Band & Orchestral Instruments/Accessories
61 Martin Lane, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

Etymotic is a research, development, and manufacturing company that designs high-fidelity products to assess, enhance, and protect hearing.

Explorers Percussion

Retail Store
8050 Wornall Rd., Kansas City, MO 64114

Explorers is a full line percussion center that deals in drums, cymbals, hand percussion, marching and symphonic drums with a full repair department. At Pasic 2018 Explorers will have many ethnic percussion instruments, Tune-Bot Tuners and the Big Fat Snare Disc along with numerous other drum and percussion accessories.

Freer Percussion LLC

1588 E. 40th St., Ste. 2C, Cleveland, OH 44103

Mallets, cases, accessories/publications. Highest quality materials and unique designs. Direct sales only, distributors in 10 countries. Helping you succeed one detail at a time.

Gibraltar Hardware

Hardware
7777 W. Bluemound Road, Milwaukee, WI 53213.

Founded in 1993, Gibraltar Hardware is a designer and manufacturer of innovative hardware and accessories for musicians. Marquee products include a full line of drum racks, stands and accessories designed to work with most major brands. Gibraltar is home to Gibraltar DJ, a complete line of DJ workstations and accessories. Gibraltar Hardware is used by some of the world's top artists including Matt Sorum, Glen Sobel, Chris Adler, Aquiles Priester and Brian Fraiser-Moore among others.

Girls March

Schools, Organizations, and Festivals, Other
429 S 2nd Street, DeKalb, IL 60115

Girls March empowers young women through music and leadership. We advocate for women in the marching arts and offer music and leadership training seminars.

Gon Bops

* Accessories, Hardware, World Percussion
219 Main Street, Meductic, NB E6H 2L5, Canada

Established in 1954, Gon Bops remains one of the oldest and most respected manufacturers of Latin instruments in the world. Gon Bops instruments are endorsed by many of the world’s top percussionists, such as Alex Acuna, Luisito Quintero, Eliel Lazo, Jamey Haddad and many, many more.

Gretsch Drums

Drum Sets
7777 W. Bluemound Road, Milwaukee, WI 53213.

Gretsch Drums is an iconic American drum brand manufactured in Ridgeland, South Carolina. For more than 130 years, the award-winning company has been providing "That Great Gretsch Sound" to drummers around the globe.

Hal Leonard

Cymbals, Drum Sets, Hardware, Sticks & Mallets, World Percussion, Print Publisher
7777 W. Bluemound Road, Milwaukee, WI 53213.

Hal Leonard proudly publishes percussion songbooks, instructional materials, and performance works, and also distributes outstanding lines like Meredith Music, Gretsch, Gibraltar, Tycoon, Vater Percussion, and Paiste.

Harlan Percussion

Accessories, Band & Orchestral Instruments/Accessories, World Percussion, Percussion Repair, Tuning, and Rental
123 SW Jefferson, Suite 26 E, Peoria, IL 61602.

Custom, world class Orchestral percussion instruments. Specifically, the Harlan Tambourine.

HIT KIT Drum Co.

Drum Sets
2221 King Ct. #31, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

A complete drumkit—bass drum, snare/tom, hi-hat w/ cymbals, seat, sticks—in a rolling suitcase.

Hit Like A Girl

Schools, Organizations, and Festivals
12665 Kling St., Studio City, CA 91604.

Hit Like A Girl is the international contest for female drummers. With categories for drumset, world, concert and marching percussion and technology, our mission is to showcase the female drumming community and create more female drummers.

Hudson Music

Audio & Video Publisher, Print Publisher
44 Sleepy Hollow Road, Briarcliff, NY 10510.

Hudson Music started in 1998 and we have continued in our tradition of providing superb quality video and audio products for music instruction and entertainment.

Humes & Berg Mfg. Co., Inc.

Accessories, Cases
4801 Railroad Ave., East Chicago, IN 46312

Family owned business making quality products for drummers. Enduro Pro Drum Cases, Enduro Drum Cases, Tuxedo, Galaxy and Drum Seeker Drum Bags.

Independent Drum Lab

Custom Drums, Drum Sets, Hardware
6675 Sunburst Drive, Portage, MI 49024

Manufacturer of drum kits, snares and components, focused on the tech, design and nerdery of drum sound.

Innovative Percussion, Inc.

Drum Pads, Keyboard Percussion, Marching Percussion, Sticks & Mallets, World Percussion, Print Publisher
470 Metroplex Drive, Suite 214, Nashville, TN 37211.

Innovative Percussion, Inc. is a manufacturer of drumsticks, keyboard mallets, and percussion implements to cover the needs of players ranging from the beginner to the professional.

Inspire Arts & Music

Schools, Organizations, and Festivals
47 Fairmount Ave., Boston, MA 02136

Inspire Arts & Music (IAM) is the parent organization of the Boston Crusaders, Great East Music Store, Great East Music Festivals, and various inner city programs in Boston, MA.

Kaboom Percussion

Print Publisher
2/290 Sydenham St., Cloverdale, WA 6105, Australia

Kaboom Percussion are an Australian duo specialising in percussion sheet music and teacher resources. They also have a popular YouTube channel with over 50 million views.

KAT Percussion

Electronic Percussion
7777 W. Bluemound Road, Milwaukee, WI 53213.

Founded in 1985, KAT Percussion is one of the original American electronic percussion companies, producing a wide range of complete electronic drumsets.

Living Room Music

Print Publisher
NY, NY 10012

Living Room Music is a collective of composers who aren't percussionists but who love percussionists.

Living Sound Triangles

Retail Store, Accessories, Band & Orchestral Instruments/Accessories, Audio & Video Publisher, Print Publisher
3426 KY Hwy 185, Bowling Green, KY 42101

Living Sound Triangles creates unique hand-crafted triangles, accessories, and publications.

Lone Star Percussion

Retail Store
10611 Control Pl., Dallas, TX 75238.

Fast delivery at discount prices on drum sticks, keyboard mallets, drum sets, marching percussion, drum heads, practice pads, cymbals, and drum cases.

Ludwig Musser Percussion

* Accessories, Cases, Custom Drums, Drum Heads, Drum Pads, Drum Sets, Hardware, Keyboard Percussion, Marching Percussion, Sticks & Mallets
P. O. Box 310, Elkhart, IN 46515

Ludwig Drums and Musser Percussion is a "Total Percussion" manufacturer in the USA since 1909.

Majestic Percussion

12020 Volunteer Blvd., Mt. Juliet, TN 37122

Majestic is a brand of thoughtfully designed instruments for the professional, the educator, and today’s percussion student utilizing carefully constructed ideas born from both traditional percussion instrument heritage and a culture of innovation.

Malletech Inc/Marimba Productions

P.O. Box 467, Asbury Park, New Jersey 07712

Malletech is a manufacturer of the finest keyboard percussion instruments and mallets. Instruments such as the “world-class” Omega vibe, MJB, Imperial 5 octave marimbas and the Infinity glocks. Our mallet quality is unsurpassed with a roster of percussion’s leading artists and educators. We will have several new series of mallets on display at this year’s PASIC convention. Marimba Productions is the leading publisher of todayó»s percussion music and method books and will have a collection of new publications debuting at PASIC this year.

MalletLab

Schools, Organizations, and Festivals
1705 N J Terrace, Lake Worth, FL 33460

MalletLab focuses on mallet percussion education through online resources and summer camps.

Mapex Drums

Accessories, Band & Orchestral Instruments/Accessories, Custom Drums, Drum Sets, Hardware, Keyboard Percussion, Marching Percussion
12020 Volunteer Blvd., Mt. Juliet, TN 37122.

Mapex artisans are relentless in designing and producing drums and hardware that can endure performance after performance. The result is a drum that you take on stage or into the studio with complete confidence.

Marimba One

* Band & Orchestral Instruments/Accessories, Cases, Keyboard Percussion, Marching Percussion, Sticks & Mallets, Percussion Repair, Tuning, and Rental
PO Box 786, Arcata, California 95518

World’s finest percussion keyboards and mallets. Designed and built in Arcata, CA, our world-renowned instruments and mallets are handcrafted to inspire passion, musicianship, and the perfect sound.

Massimo Mallets / Choppy Percussion

Sticks & Mallets
9670 W. 16th Street, Zion, IL 60099

Percussion Sticks and Mallets

Matt Nolan Custom

* Band & Orchestral Instruments/Accessories, Cymbals
Meadow Bank, 8 Bryers Croft, Wilpshire, Blackburn, Lancashire BB1 9JE, United Kingdom

Artisan maker of cymbals (drum set and orchestral), gongs, tam-tams, triangles, triangle beaters, chimes, bell plates, period instrument recreations, off-the-shelf and bespoke works.

MEE Professional

Accessories, Microphones/Sound Equipment
817 Lawson St., Industry, CA 91748

Designed in collaboration with touring musicians, MEE Professional in-ear monitors provide a unique blend of value and performance, making them the ultimate solution for stage and street.

Meredith Music Publications

Print Publisher
1584 Estuary Trail, Delray Beach, FL 33483

Meredith Music Publications is exclusively distributed by Hal Leonard. Their publications are used around the world by today's most prominent performers and music educators.

Metal Sounds / Feeltone USA

Custom Drums, Steel Drums, World Percussion, Percussion Repair, Tuning, and Rental, Other
P.O. Box 690, Woodacre, CA 94973

Metal Sounds is a french company that designs and manufactures metal made tuned percussions: Handpans (Spacedrum®) and Steel tongue drums (Zenko®). Represented by FEELTONE USA.

Mode Marimba, Inc.

* Band & Orchestral Instruments/Accessories, Keyboard Percussion, Marching Percussion, World Percussion
17731 Haynie Lane, Jupiter, FL 33478

Re-think everything! Incredible sound, incredible value.

Modern Drummer

271 Rt 46 West, Ste H212, Fairfield, NJ 07004

Modern Drummer is a monthly magazine targeting the interest of drummers and percussionist. The magazine features interviews, equipment reviews, and columns offering advice on technique, as well as information for the general public.

Music and Arts Technology, IUPUI

Schools, Organizations, and Festivals
535 W. Michigan St., Indianapolis, IN 46202

With state of the art music production studios and nationally ranked health care facilities, Music and Arts Technology and Music Therapy students are immersed into the analytical, technical, and artistic skills of fast growing professions with the personalized attention of small classes with internationally recognized faculty.

Music for All, Inc.

Schools, Organizations, and Festivals
39 W. Jackson Place, Suite 150, Indianapolis, IN 46225.

Music for All's mission is to create, provide, and expand positively life changing experiences through music for all.

Natural Acoustics Lab

Accessories, Custom Drums, World Percussion
2136 San Pasqual Street, Pasadena, CA 91107

Makers of professional-level hand crafted shaker instruments based on our patented design. Our shakers are highly articulate, playable in numerous ways and highly recordable.

NovaPans Handpans

Steel Drums
Bush House, 30 Aldwych, The Strand, London WC2B4BG, United Kingdom

NovaPans Handpans specialises in the design and manufacturing of steel handpan drums in a variety of scales and number of notes.

NYU Percussion Studies Program

Schools, Organizations, and Festivals
35 West 4th Street, Suite 1077, New York, NY 10012.

Study percussion performance in New York City - Percussion Studies at NYU Steinhardt helps you pursue your passion with advanced unmatched music performance and academic training.

Oberlin Conservatory

Schools, Organizations, and Festivals
77 West College Street, Oberlin, OH 44074

One of the finest undergraduate music conservatories in the US offering eight majors in 20 private study areas. Exhibit booth to supply information and materials about the school and admission. Oberlin Percussion Group to perform at PASIC 2018.

OffSet Drum Pedal

Hardware
P.O. Box 1312, Morrison, CO 80465.

OffSet™ Double Bass Drum Pedal is designed for the drummer's comfort, ergonomics and improved play. Absolute quality and customization eclipses any double pedal available today.

Pageantry Innovations

Accessories, Band & Orchestral Instruments/Accessories, Electronic Percussion, Hardware, Keyboard Percussion, Marching Percussion, Microphones/Sound Equipment
P.O. Box 1095, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.

Pageantry Innovations specializes in sleek and sturdy percussion, mixer, synth, and speaker carts, as well as accessories and props. We frame the art you create.

Paiste

Cymbals
7777 W. Bluemound Road, Milwaukee, WI 53207.

Paiste aims to continually create new sound with cymbals, gongs, and bronze percussion instruments according to the creative needs of drummers and percussionists.

PAS Diversity Alliance

Pearl Corporation

Accessories, Band & Orchestral Instruments/Accessories, Custom Drums, Drum Sets, Electronic Percussion, Hardware, Keyboard Percussion, Marching Percussion, World Percussion
549 Metroplex Drive, Nashville, TN 37211.

Pearl is a leading manufacturer of marching, concert, combo, and world percussion and the exclusive U.S. distributor of Pearl Flutes, Adams Concert Percussion and Adams Marching Brass.

Percussion Source

Retail Store
P.O. Box 5521 1212, 5th Street, Coralville, IA 52241

Percussion Source is a full service resource for the world's finest percussion instruments and accessories, specializing in concert and marching percussion. Go to the Source!

PerMus Publications

Retail Store, Print Publisher
4845 Ridgerun Drive , Columbus, OH 43229.

Established in 1976, PerMus offers quality percussion music at affordable prices. PerMus has rapidly become a leading source for percussion solos, ensembles, and collections. PerMus Publications are available from most local sheet music dealers. Our catalog contains over 340 items representing the works of over 50 arrangers and composers. Many of these works have been selected for contest listings as well as being performed on recitals, used in instructional programs or played for enjoyment of percussion enthusiasts. Per-Mus welcomes direct sales to institutions and individuals on our website: www.permus.com

Pfeifer Drum Co.

Custom Drums, Drum Sets
P.O. Box 56181, Philadelphia, PA 19130.

Based in Philadelphia and founded by drummer, Daren Pfeifer, the Pfeifer Drum Company is a maker of finely crafted and innovative snare drums and drumsets.

Physiostorm Drumsticks LLC

Sticks & Mallets
17185 Nightingale Pl, Lowell, IN 46356

A 2018 startup, launching the patented, PHYSIOSTORM drumstick which allows you to customize both a left-hand and a right-hand stick from over 11,000 options

Precision Classic Timpani

Band & Orchestral Instruments/Accessories, Custom Drums, Percussion Repair, Tuning, and Rental
8520 Lovers Lane, Portage, MI 49002

Precision Classic Timpani's mission is "To Provide Only The Best Professional Sound." PCT provides the quality instruments and sound you require for your venue.

PreSonus Audio Electronics

Microphones/Sound Equipment, Music Notation Software, Digital Audio Workstation Software
18011 Grand Bay Court, Baton Rouge, LA 70809.

Manufacturer of a wide range of audio software and hardware products, including StudioLive Mixers, Studio One DAW Software, and Notion Notation Software.

Prologix

Band & Orchestral Instruments/Accessories, Drum Pads, Marching Percussion
P.O. BOX 1223, Ashland, OH 44224

We offer a vast array of products for drummers of all styles and abilities that provide the best feel for a positive practice experience.

rbh drums

Custom Drums
585 S. Birdneck Road, # 107, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451

Prestige solid shell steam bent snare drums. Monarch vintage style 3-ply snare drums and full kits Westwood Series 3-ply kits.

Remo, Inc.

Accessories, Drum Heads, Marching Percussion, World Percussion
28101 Industry Drive, Valencia, CA 91355.

Manufacturer of drum heads, accessories, and percussion instruments with more than 60 years supporting Music Education.

Rhythm! Discovery Center

Schools, Organizations, and Festivals
110 W. Washington Street, Suite A, Indianapolis, IN 46204

Rhythm! Discovery Center is PAS' interactive drum and percussion museum. Explore highlights from recent exhibits and discover unique historical instruments.

RIMRISERUSA

Accessories, Drum Pads, Electronic Percussion
51 27 63 St., Woodside, Queens, NY 11377

Founded in 2006, RimRiserUSA is a Drum Product Manufacturer based in New York, we serve Percussion retailers and distributors globally.

RingosBeatleKits.com

Accessories, Custom Drums, Sticks & Mallets
90 Taylor Drive, Tonawanda, New York 14150.

Exclusively offering the limited edition Starr Festival snare drum. Based on Ringo's 1963 Ludwig Jazz Festival, which was predominately used during his career with The Beatles.

Row-Loff Productions

Print Publisher
P.O. Box 292671, Nashville, TN 37229.

Percussion Publishers Extraordinaire. Concert & Marching Ensembles, Solos, Duets, Trios, Method/Solo Manuals, etc, etc...

SABIAN

Accessories, Band & Orchestral Instruments/Accessories, Cymbals, Drum Pads, World Percussion
219 Main Street, Meductic NB E6H2L5, Canada.

SABIAN is the world's leading and most innovative cymbal-maker, with instruments for every genre, level and price. Situated in NB, Canada, and with offices around the globe, SABIAN is endorsed by top artists worldwide.

Salyers Percussion

Accessories, Sticks & Mallets
16310 Sapling Ridge Drive, Sugar Land, TX 77498.

Salyers Percussion is dedicated to the production of high quality sticks, mallets, and percussion accessories.

Sam Ash Music Store

Retail Store
8284 Center Run, Indianapolis, IN 46250

For 95 years Sam Ash Music has been offering all of the finest in acoustic and electronic percussion. Find out why!

Smith Publications

Print Publisher
54 Lent Road, Sharon, VT 05065

Contemporary concert music for percussion, including works by Eugene Novotney, James Tenney, and Joanna Beyer. Publisher of The Links Series of Vibraphone Essays and The Noble Snare.

SOLOMON DESiGN

* Accessories, Microphones/Sound Equipment
6272 La Pas Trail, Indianapolis, Indiana 46268

SOLOMON DESiGN is a boutique builder of audio solutions for the working musician and engineer. Our motto: "Necessity is the mother of REinvention".

Sonor

12020 Volunteer Blvd, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122

As a leading manufacturer of highest quality drums and percussion instruments, Sonor has always set new standards and opened doors to new levels of perfection.

SpecDrum Cuban Style Cajon

World Percussion, Schools, Organizations, and Festivals
935 Westwold Ave., Ferguson, MO 63135

SpecDrum is a community outreach organization and drum company. Students get hands on training in djembe, conga, and the brand new SpecDrum Cuban Cajon.

Steve Weiss Music

Retail Store
2324 Wyandotte Rd, Willow Grove, PA

Percussion Instrument and Sheet Music Specialists in 1961.

System Blue

Accessories, Band & Orchestral Instruments/Accessories, Keyboard Percussion, Marching Percussion
3122 Gillham Plaza, Kansas City, MO 64109.

Excellence is in our DNA. Backed by over 100 years of experience and knowledge, System Blue proudly delivers the products and education we've only dared to dream of.

SYSTRUM by TAHYA Art of Rhythm & Dance

Retail Store, World Percussion
3061 W. Birch Street, Lehigh Valley, PA 18052

TAHYA Art of Rhythm & Dance offers revitalizing, rejuvenating experiences via Ancient Arts—shimmer a Systrum, learn frame drum and finger cymbal rhythms and technique.

Tama Drums / Hoshino USA

Accessories, Band & Orchestral Instruments/Accessories, Cases, Drum Pads, Drum Sets, Electronic Percussion, Hardware, Keyboard Percussion, Marching Percussion, Sticks & Mallets
1726 Winchester Rd., Bensalem, Pennsylvania 19020

TAMA Drums & Hardware offers a full-line of percussion products including drums, hardware, accessories, and marching drums; along with world-class brass and tuned percussion instruments.

Tapspace

Music Notation Software, Print Publisher
P.O. Box 55753, Portland, OR 97238.

Tapspace is one of the world's leading publishers of percussion music, and the developer for the Virtual Drumline percussion sample library.

The Sessions: Enrich-Educate-Empower, Inc.

Schools, Organizations, and Festivals
1060 Pinellas Bayway South, #101, Tierra Verde, FL 33715

The Sessions provides the bridge between dreams and reality by Enriching artist lives through Education, focusing on Empowering and sharpening their business skills in the pursuit of excellence.

Titan Field Frames

Band & Orchestral Instruments/Accessories, Cases, Electronic Percussion, Hardware, Keyboard Percussion, Marching Percussion
2317 Chester St., Fort Worth, TX 76240

Field frames designed and manufactured to last. Come by and see what's new! Titan: strength, stability, durability.

Toca Percussion

Accessories, Drum Sets, World Percussion
2051 Franklin Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76106.

Toca Percussion offers musicians and drum enthusiasts a wide variety of instruments and accessories, giving the player a distinctive choice in style, design, and sound.

TruTuner

Accessories, Drum Heads
9072 Brigadier Rd, Mechanicsville, VA 23116

We create innovative solutions to help all drummers.

Tycoon Percussion

World Percussion
7777 W. Bluemound Road, Milwaukee, WI 53213.

Tycoon Percussion is well-established throughout the world as a leading manufacturer of percussion products, and is the only hand percussion company that wholly owns its own manufacturing facility.

Ultimate Ears

Other: Headphones
3 Jenner, Suite 180, Irvine, CA 92618

For 20 years, Ultimate Ears has been the go to custom tailored in-ear monitors. Our in-ear monitors deliver the ultimate sound experience for serious musicians and music lovers alike–a perfect balance of highs, mids and lows with unparalleled detail and clarity.

US Army Music Program

185 9th Calvary Regiment Road, Bldg. 206, Fort Knox, KY 40121

Please visit the Army Booths #708 and #710 to speak with an Army Band recruiter and learn more about career opportunities in the United States Army.

Vater Percussion

Accessories, Band & Orchestral Instruments/Accessories, Drum Pads, Drum Sets, Electronic Percussion, Keyboard Percussion, Marching Percussion, Sticks & Mallets, World Percussion
275 Centre Street Unit D, Holbrook, MA 02343

The Vater product range includes a wide assortment of Drumsticks, Keyboard Mallets, Marching, Orchestral and Educational Products, Brushes, Specialty Sticks, World Percussion Products, Accessories and more.

Vic Firth

Accessories, Band & Orchestral Instruments/Accessories, Drum Pads, Keyboard Percussion, Marching Percussion, Sticks & Mallets, World Percussion
22 Longwater Drive, Norwell, MA 02061.

The world’s leading manufacturer of drumsticks and mallets. Continues to revolutionize the industry with technologies and imaginative designs that inspire all percussionists at every level.

WFLIII Drums

Custom Drums, Drum Sets
7500 W151st #24026, Overland Park, KS 66283

WFLIII Drums is part of a tradition of drum builders that goes back over 100 years. As the only living Ludwig in the drum business today, Bill Ludwig III has brought back the craftsmanship and legacy of America’s First Family of drum building

WGI Sport of the Arts

Schools, Organizations, and Festivals
2405 Crosspointe Drive, Miamisburg, OH 45342.

WGI Sport of the Arts is the world's premier organization producing indoor percussion ensemble competitions.

World's Fastest Drummer

205 Mitchell Road, Portland, Tennessee 37148

Do You Have What it Takes to be PASIC's Fastest Drummer? PROVE IT!
WFD—World's Fastest Drummer is the World's longest running existing international drum competition. WFD, Extreme Sport Drumming will be held at the 2018 PASIC with one goal, to find PASIC's Fastest Drummer!
WFD will be held @ Booth # 1531
More more info stay tuned to www.WorldsFastestDrummer.comor email info@WorldsFastestDrummer.com
MAY THE FASTEST DRUMMER WIN!!!!

Yamaha Corporation of America

Accessories, Band & Orchestral Instruments/Accessories, Custom Drums, Drum Sets, Electronic Percussion, Keyboard Percussion, Marching Percussion, Microphones/Sound Equipment, Sticks & Mallets
6600 Orangethorpe Avenue, Buena Park, CA 90620

Yamaha is recognized the world over as the leader in drums and percussion products for its superior quality in acoustics, design, technology and craftsmanship.

Zildjian

Accessories, Band & Orchestral Instruments/Accessories, Cymbals, Drum Pads, Marching Percussion, Sticks & Mallets
22 Longwater Drive, Norwell, MA 02061.

The world’s leading cymbal maker, known for its secret alloy formula which possesses an extraordinary musical quality and tone. The most recorded cymbals in history.

Rhythm! Discovery Center

09:00 AM 05:00 PM Northwest corner of Washington and Illinois Streets

Free Admission with PASIC Badge!

PLAY
Over 150 interactive percussion instruments, like our famous 8-foot gong drum, and instruments in the soundproof practice rooms
DISCOVER
Timpani Through Time: take in timpani created as early as 1821, and learn how the past 200 years have changed this amazing instrument
EXPLORE
It's Rudimentary: a PAS Drum Rudiments Exhibit
EXPERIENCE
Drums and Drummers: see kits including those from RUSH’s 40th Anniversary Tour & Lady Gaga's Super Bowl Performance

PASIC Registration

05:00 PM 09:00 PM

PAS Gift Shop

05:00 PM 09:00 PM Outside International Drum & Percussion Expo

Behind the Glass Tours

05:00 PM 07:00 PM Rhythm! Discovery Center

Located on the Northwest corner of Washington and Illinois Streets
Focus Day

Tigue

08:00 PM 10:30 PM Sagamore Ballroom



Evening Concert Performance: Tigue plays 'Tigue': Pieces from their debut and upcoming albums

Tigue
Tigue is an ensemble of three percussionists with a fluid musical identity. Praised for their energetic and focused performances, the members of Tigue are Matt Evans, Amy Garapic, and Carson Moody. Following the trio’s debut album Peaks, Tigue released their sophomore album Strange Paradise this year with dual support from New Amsterdam Records and NNA Tapes. In support of their records, Tigue members have toured across America and Europe performing at festivals, clubs, public schools, and universities sharing their music and methods to young children and avid music lovers. Highlight performances for Tigue include the Ecstatic Music Festival, Boston’s Stave Sessions, Bric Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival, Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Series, the Zemlika Festival (Durbe, Latvia), and Summer Nostos Festival (Athens, Greece). Recent commissions and premieres include works by Molly Herron, Randy Gibson, Jason Treuting, Adrian Knight and Robert Honstein, and Ravi Kitapa. These works have been presented in venues and universities throughout the country and abroad including the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Noguchi Museum, Yale School of Music, Princeton University, University of California-Berkeley, and Dartmouth College. Along with performing, the members of Tigue are dedicated to outreach and community projects. In collaboration with Make Music New York, the trio has led three, 10-week music education programs with adult and adolescent inmates at New York City’s Rikers Correctional Facility.

Sponsor: Vic Firth
Focus Day

Percussion Group Cincinnati

08:00 PM 10:30 PM Sagamore Ballroom



Evening Concert Performance of More Dust with percussion by Herbert Brün and Allures by Eugene O'Brien

Percussion Group Cincinnati (PGC)
Percussion Group Cincinnati, founded in 1979, consists of members Allen Otte, James Culley, and Russell Burge, all of whom are faculty members and an ensemble-in-residence at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. The group’s daily rehearsal schedule is supplemented with teaching and coaching of young musicians, many of who have gone on to professional careers in creative music, education, and with major symphony orchestras. Appearances in their national and international touring schedules have included the major cities, festivals, concert halls, and schools of America, Europe, and Asia. In addition to community concerts, workshops, and masterclasses, the group regularly appears as concerto soloists with symphony orchestras, and has presented its program "Music From Scratch" to tens of thousands of children across North America. The ensemble members are particularly respected for their knowledge of and experience with the entire range of the music of John Cage. The group made tours and festival appearances with Cage on a number of occasions in Europe and America. PGC has developed similar special relationships with Herbert Brun, Frederic Rzewski, John Luther Adams, Qu Xiao-.Song, Mark Saya, Michael Barnhart, Russell Peck, and with Larry Austin on the Charles Ives Universe Symphony project. Over the past 40 years, many young composers from the United States, Latin America, Europe, Africa, and Asia have created a large body of new and often experimental music for the unique talents of PGC. The ensemble’s work appears on various CD labels, including its own ars moderno label. PGC is currently planning a release of a retrospective, multi-disc set including live and studio performances from the group’s entire history. Percussion Group Cincinnati members were inducted into the 2017 PAS Hall of Fame.

Sponsor: University of Cincinnati
Evening Concert Additional Composition and Publisher Info.pdf Download Link
PGC Program Notes.pdf Download Link
Focus Day

Robyn Schulkowsky

08:00 PM 10:30 PM Sagamore Ballroom



Evening Concert Performance of Stuck fur Schlagzeug '57 by Josef Anton Riedl, Percussionist Songs by Christian Wolff, Coeur by Sylvano Bussotti, and Riuti by Walter Zimmermann

Robyn Schulkowsky
Born and raised in South Dakota, percussionist Robyn Schulkowsky has been an innovator and collaborator throughout her life. During her studies in Iowa and Germany and later on her international solo tours, Schulkowsky has dedicated herself to revealing the wonders of percussion to people all over the world. Her continuous exploration of new sound dimensions has led to the development of many new and unusual instruments. An active musician on five continents, Robyn Schulkowsky moved to Germany during a heyday of experimental and adventurous classical composition. She has premiered and recorded some of the most important percussion works of the 20th and 21st centuries, working with composers such as Karlheinz Stockhausen, Kevin Volans, John Cage, Morton Feldman, and Iannis Xenakis as well as presenting their works during tours that included the former Soviet Union, Europe, India, Africa, South America, Korea, and Japan.
Health & Wellness

Fun Run with John R. Beck

07:30 AM 08:30 AM Westin South Entrance (the side facing the Convention Center)



Fun Run with John R. Beck

PASIC Registration

08:00 AM 08:00 PM

PAS Gift Shop

08:00 AM 06:00 PM Outside International Drum & Percussion Expo

Meeting

Committee Chairs Meeting

08:30 AM 10:00 AM Room 115

This meeting is not open to the public.
Focus Day

Ron Coulter with the Youngstown Percussion Collective

09:00 AM 09:50 AM Wabash Ballroom



Focus Day Performance of: Oriental by Lou Harrison and Changing Tensions by Franziska Boas

Ron Coulter with The Youngstown Percussion Collective
Ron Coulter is Instructor of Percussion and Improvisation at Casper College and has presented performances and clinics at over a hundred universities. He has toured internationally appearing in forty-nine of the United States, Europe, Canada, Australia, and Japan with artists such as the Glenn Miller Orchestra, Four Aces, Linux Laptop Orchestra, Al Martino, Bolokada Condé, Music from China, Youngstown Symphony, Wyoming Symphony, Tatsuya Nakatani, Gino Roabir, and Tone Road Ramblers. Coulter has presented at numerous conferences including Futurisms, Soundlines, RadiaLx, and the Montreal Jazz Festival. He is co-founder of the Percussion Art Ensemble and Marble Hammer as well as founder of SiiS and WyExSs. Additional interests include noise, intermedia, interdisciplinary collaboration, and organizing Fluxconcerts. Coulter has created more than 300 compositions for various media.
The Youngstown Percussion Collective (YPC) is a non-profit student organization in-residence at Youngstown State University in Youngstown, OH. YPC’s mission integrates composer commission projects, premiere performances and recordings, and educational outreach events. The collective developed in the late 1990s amongst students Ron Coulter, Nathan Douds, and Craig Hill in collaboration with Director of Percussion Studies and YPC Faculty Advisor Dr. Glenn Schaft. YPC's recordings include Dark Wood and Dave Morgan's Forms Of Things Unknown. YPC premiered John Hollenbeck's Ziggurat, (Exterior) at the Whitney Museum of Modern Art in New York City and recorded it for his Rainbow Jimmies release. YPC recently recorded two student-composed concerti with percussion ensemble: Tub Thumper (drumset) by Nick Sainato and Concerto for Doumbek and Percussion Ensemble by Evan Gottschalk.

Sponsors: Pearl Corporation, ProMark
Youngstown Additional Composition and Publisher Info.pdf Download Link
Youngstown Program Notes.pdf Download Link
Focus Day

Dr. Jeremy Craycraft, College of St. Schoastica Percussion Ensemble & Dr. Brett Jones, University of Wisconsin-Superior Percussion Ensemble

09:00 AM 09:50 AM Wabash Ballroom





Focus Day Performance of: fugue by William Russell

College of St. Scholastica Percussion Ensemble-Dr. Jeremy Craycraft
Dr. Jeremy Craycraft is Associate Professor of Music and Director of Percussion Studies at the College of St. Scholastica (CSS) in Duluth, MN. Craycraft directs the CSS Percussion Ensemble, CSS Steel Band, CSS World Drumming Ensemble, and coaches the CSS Drumline. Dr. Craycraft’s dissertation, “William Russell’s Percussion Ensemble Music, 1931-1940,” was published in 2011.

University of Wisconsin-Superior (UW-S) Percussion Ensemble -Dr. Brett Jones
Dr. Brett Jones is a Professor of Percussion Studies and Chair of the Music Department at University of Wisconsin-Superior (UW-S), where he directs the percussion ensemble and steel drum ensemble. An active performing percussionist, his 2016 marimba album featuring the music of Robert E. Kreutz is available through Honeyrock. He regularly performs with the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra and has served as a section percussionist for the Black Hills Symphony Orchestra and the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra. Jones directs the DSSYO Percussion Ensemble in Duluth, MN and performs regularly with the Sky-Blue Jazz Quartet and in chamber music settings in northern Wisconsin and Minnesota. He has been a featured presenter at the National Conference on Percussion Pedagogy, Wisconsin State PAS Days of Percussion, and Texas Music Educators Association Convention. His publications include articles in Percussive Notes, The Instrumentalist, and School Band and Orchestra Magazine. C. Alan Publications, HoneyRock Publications, and HaMaR Percussion Publications publish his compositions and arrangements.

Sponsors: Pearl Corporation, Vic Firth, Zildjian
Scholastica Additional Composition and Publisher Info.pdf Download Link
Scholastica Program Notes.pdf Download Link
Focus Day

Aaron Michael Butler

09:00 AM 09:50 AM Wabash Ballroom



Focus Day Performance of Lillian Brook by David Gibson

Aaron Michael Butler
Aaron Michael Butler is a percussionist/composer currently based in Athens, OH. He regularly presents concerts of contemporary solo and chamber music and has been active in the creation of new works through commissioning composers of his generation. Recent performance highlights include the Athens International Film and Video Festival, PASIC, the Ohio University World Music and Dance Festival with marimbist Pei-Ching Wu, a performance of Luciano Chessa’s Orchestra of Futurist Noise Intoners, and the Nelsonville Music Festival. In 2010, Butler founded the NOBROW.collective. The collective commissioned and premiered a large-scale, multimedia work by Matthew Burtner in conjunction with the 2014 Athens International Film and Video Festival. Butler’s own compositions have been commissioned by choreographers Ani Javian and Travis Gatling, filmmaker Chris Lange, and Bristol-based potter Steve Carter. Butler holds degrees in percussion performance from Ohio University and Centenary College of Louisiana and currently serves as an adjunct professor of music at Ohio University.
Butler Additional Composition and Publisher Info.pdf Download Link
Focus Day

University of Illinois Percussion Ensemble; William Moersch, director and Oberlin Percussion Group, Michael Rosen, director

09:00 AM 09:50 AM Wabash Ballroom

Focus Day Performance of: Suite by José Ardévol

The University of Illinois Percussion Ensemble, established by Paul Price in 1950 as the first college percussion ensemble course for which credit was given, specializes in the performance of traditional and contemporary repertoire for small and large groups. Commercially released (LP) recordings feature performances under the baton of previous directors Paul Price, Jack McKenzie, and Thomas Siwe. Under the direction of William Moersch, the Percussion Ensemble may also be heard on Long Roll (Albany Troy 1691, 2017), featuring the music of Alexander Tcherepnin, Amadeo Roldán, Stephen Lett, Henry Cowell, Dmitri Shostakovich, John Cage, Lou Harrison, Michael Manion, and Robert Fleisher, and Banana Trumpet Games (CRI CD 849, 2000), featuring the music of P.Q. Phan.

Michael Rosen founded the Oberlin Percussion Group which is an integral part of the percussion program at Oberlin, upon joining the faculty in 1972. The group meets 3 times a week and compositions are conducted only if necessary; students are encouraged to play as other chamber music ensembles do. I often program compositions by composers such as John Cage, Henry Cowell, Lou Harrison, William Russell or Johanna Beyer frequently to familiarize students with the history of music for the genre. I also select music of various types and take into consideration the variety of colors and timbres of which percussion is capable, including electronic music elements. An important objective is to premiere new works and to this end OPG has commissioned more than 15 compositions and presented the American premieres of many works.


Sponsors: Grover Pro Percussion, Innovative Percussion, Pearl/Adams, Sabian, Ltd.
Illinois Oberlin Additional Composition and Publisher Info.pdf Download Link
Illinois Oberlin Program Notes.pdf Download Link
Focus Day

Joshua D. Smith

09:00 AM 09:50 AM Wabash Ballroom



Focus Day Performance of: Three Pieces for Vibraphone, Op. 27 by James Beale

Dr. Joshua D. Smith
Dr. Joshua D. Smith is the owner of Ox and Lamb Percussion Publications and is a freelance percussionist based in Lexington, KY. Smith earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of North Texas, a Master of Music degree in performance from James Madison University, and a Bachelor of Music degree in music education from the University of Kentucky. As a performer, Smith's engagements include premieres at a previous PASIC and in Carnegie Hall. As a recording percussionist, Smith has contributed to CD and DVD recordings through the GIA/Windworks label.

Sponsors: Black Swamp Percussion LLC, Evans Drumheads, Innovative Percussion, Yamaha Corporation of America, Zildjian
Smith Additional Composition and Publisher Info.pdf Download Link
Focus Day

Dr. Brian Graiser

09:00 AM 09:50 AM Wabash Ballroom



Focus Day Performance of: Katalog für einen Vibraphonspieler by Werner Heider

Dr. Brian Graiser
Dr. Brian Graiser is a contemporary percussionist, composer, and teacher, and has served as Adjunct Instructor of Percussion and Marching Percussion Director at Sam Houston State University since 2016. His musical exploits are highly diverse. In particular, he takes pride in being at the forefront of advocacy for the extended-range vibraphone, highlighted by his 2015 Concerto No. 1 [“Lulu”], the world’s first concerto for four-octave vibraphone. Additionally, Graiser is involved with numerous commissions, premieres, clinician engagements, and research efforts pertaining to the vibraphone. He currently lives in Huntsville, TX with his wife Alaina with whom he regularly performs as the REFLECT harp+percussion duo. Graiser is a member of the PAS Composition Committee and BMI.

Sponsors: DeMorrow Instruments, Dream Cymbals and Gongs, Salyers Percussion
Graiser Additional Composition and Publisher Information.pdf Download Link
Electronic/Technology

Dr. Andrew Angell

09:00 AM 09:50 AM Room 204



Lecture / Presentation: DIY Electronic Percussion Instruments

Dr. Andrew Angell
Dr. Andrew Angell performs regularly in the Seattle, WA area, and is frequently called upon for clinics, masterclasses, and adjudication. He has given lectures at PASIC as well as at Washington State PAS Days of Percussion. Angell specializes in performance with live electronics, and is highly involved in exploring the combination of technology and acoustic percussion performance. His main focuses in this area include spatial audio produced by electronic and acoustic means, and live, gesture-based control of electronics in music performance. Additionally, Angell has performed with a variety of ensembles including the Vashon Opera, Vespertine Opera, Tempe Symphony, West Valley Symphony, Seattle Modern Orchestra, Seattle Rock Orchestra, Pacific Crest Wind Symphony, Plexure Percussion Trio, and Anomaly Percussion Group. He is an adjunct instructor of orchestral percussion at Edmonds Community College, where he also maintains a studio of private percussion students and directs the percussion ensemble. Angell currently holds the position of President for the Washington State Chapter of PAS and is a member of the PAS Music Technology Committee.
Interactive Drumming

Alisha Ross Ramcharitar

09:00 AM 09:50 AM Room 209



Workshop: Rhythm – from West Africa to the classroom and beyond: lessons learned about community, health, and heart.

Alisha Ross Ramcharitar
Alisha Ross Ramcharitar is the Founder/Chief Drumming Architect of Just Add Rhythm, which takes an interactive and innovative approach to team-building and wellness. Ross Ramcharitar is also a Remo Endorsed Drum Circle Facilitator and HealthRHYTHMS® facilitator as well as a senior accredited DRUMBEAT facilitator. Since 2004, she has been an avid performer of West African drum and dance styles. She has had the privilege of studying with master drummers and dancers in Senegal, Ghana, and throughout the United States. An accomplished musician with a bachelor’s degree from the Berklee College of Music and a master’s degree from Tufts University, Ross Ramcharitar has since shared her love of the community-building aspects of rhythm and music with many audiences across several states.

Sponsor: Remo, Inc.

International Drum & Percussion Expo

09:00 AM 05:00 PM Indiana Convention Center - Exhibit Hall C-D-E

Test and purchase the latest gear at the International Drum and Percussion Expo with more than 120 exhibitors. 

Expo Wristbands are available for purchase at PASIC Registration $25.00. Combo Tickets (valid for 2 Single Sessions + Expo Hall) are available for purchase at PASIC Registration $50.00. 

To purchase tickets in advance, visit our EventBrite ticket page.

Rhythm! Discovery Center

09:00 AM 04:30 PM Northwest corner of Washington and Illinois Streets

Free Admission with PASIC Badge!

PLAY
Over 150 interactive percussion instruments, like our famous 8-foot gong drum, and instruments in the soundproof practice rooms
DISCOVER
Timpani Through Time: take in timpani created as early as 1821, and learn how the past 200 years have changed this amazing instrument
EXPLORE
It's Rudimentary: a PAS Drum Rudiments Exhibit
EXPERIENCE
Drums and Drummers: see kits including those from RUSH’s 40th Anniversary Tour & Lady Gaga's Super Bowl Performance
IPEC University Winner Showcase Concert

University of Tennessee Percussion Ensemble

10:00 AM 10:50 AM Sagamore Ballroom



Daytime Showcase Concert

University of Tennessee Percussion Ensemble (UTPE)-Andrew Bliss
Directed by Andrew Bliss, the University of Tennessee Percussion Ensemble (UTPE) is devoted to performing, recording, and commissioning works for the contemporary percussion group. The ensemble has appeared at the Big Ears Festival alongside composer Michael Pisaro; collaborated with mezzo-soprano Jessica Aszodi on Györgi Ligeti’s Síppal, dobbal, n.dihegedüvel; performed Steve Reich’s Drumming at Knoxville’s 225th Birthday Celebration; and presented a concert of Michael Maierhof and Simon Løffler at Knoxville’s Arts & Culture Alliance. In 2017-2018, UTPE presented its second showcase concert at the McCormick Marimba Festival in Tampa, and collaborated with composer Michael Gordon and the Bang on a Can All-Stars on the United States premiere of Gordon’s work Big Space. UTPE presented the PASIC 2015 New Literature Showcase Concert and most recently was featured on PASIC 2017 Focus Day. Each spring, the ensemble also presents a Carnival celebration, performing the music of Trinidad, Cuba, and Brazil. Past guest artists for this celebration have included Josh Quillen, Andy Smith, Robert Chappell, Mike Mixtacki, and Kendall Williams.

Sponsors: Black Swamp, Evans Drumheads, Innovative Percussion, Meinl Percussion, Yamaha Corporation of America, Zildjian
Drum Set

Henrique De Almeida & John Ramsay

10:00 AM 10:50 AM Room 105



Clinic/Performance: Extensions From The Teachings of Alan Dawson

Henrique De Almeida
Drumset artist Henrique De Almeida currently serves as Associate Professor of Percussion Studies at the Berklee College of Music as well as Music Director and President of the online school TheDrumSetCoach.com. He also serves as Director of the Drum Department for the Players School of Music in Clearwater, Florida. He holds degrees from the Berklee College of Music and the University of Southern Mississippi. De Almeida is the leader of the group The HenJoSal Trio featuring Berklee professors Joe Santerre on bass and Sal DiFusco on guitar. An accomplished author and published clinician, De Almeida’s materials are published by such publishers as Berklee Press, Hal Leonard, and Carl Fischer. He also performed, toured, and/or recorded with such nationally and internationally groups and artists as the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) Falconnaires Contemporary Big Band, USAFA Blue Steel, Victor Wooten, Dave Samuels, Gloria Estefan, Nat Adderley, Dave Valentin, Stanton Moore, Nelson Rangel, Jeff Narell, Danilo Perez, Betty Carter, Nando Lauria, and Gilberto Gill. De Almeida has performed and presented clinics at music conferences such as PASIC and Jazz Education Network (JEN) Conference.

John Ramsay
A consummate educator and drumset artist, John Ramsey is in his 35th year of teaching at the Berklee College of Music. After serving for nine years as the Percussion Department Chair at Berklee, he returned to full-time teaching in 2017. As a performer, Ramsay has worked with such artists and groups as Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers Big Band, Wynton Marsalis, Branford Marsalis, Kevin and Robin Eubanks, Bill Pierce, James Moody, Walter Booker, Terrence Blanchard, Eartha Kitt, Cecil McBee, Donald Harrison, Mick Goodrick, and Dave Liebman. Ramsay has conducted clinics and masterclasses in France, Italy, Japan, Finland, Greece, Israel, Brazil, Mexico, Japan, and throughout the United States. He can be heard performing on recordings with Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers Big Band, Andy McGhee, Kenny Barron, and Cecil McBee. Ramsay is the author of instructional books entitled The Drummer’s Vocabulary as Taught by Alan Dawson” and “Art Blakey’s Jazz Messages.”

De Almeida Sponsors: Berklee College Of Music, Evans Drumheads, Latin Percussion, Paiste, Vic Firth, Yamaha Corporation of America

Ramsay Sponsor: Drum Workshop
World

Matthew Henry

10:00 AM 10:50 AM Room 109



Clinic: A Side By Side Comparison of Improvisation in Afro-Cuban and Djembe Traditions.

Matthew Henry
Matthew Henry is in his fifteenth year as Director of Percussion Studies at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Specializing in Non-Western percussion such as the drumming of the Malinke ethnic group of West Africa and Afro-Cuban styles, he has presented numerous clinics, masterclasses, and residencies focused on these topics. His clinic and masterclass schedule includes Indiana University, Middle Tennessee State University, Southeast Missouri State University, and Truman State University. He has performed with such artists and groups as Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Muny Orchestra, Musica SLESA, Nuclear Percussion Ensemble, and Funky Butt Brass Band. In March of 2017, he founded a community outreach organization centered around world drumming called SpecDrum.

Sponsors: Holy Goat Percussion, Latin Percussion, Remo, Inc., SpecDrum, University of Missouri-St.Louis, Vic Firth, WULA Drum Company
Symphonic

Douglas Howard

10:00 AM 10:50 AM Room 205



Clinic: Rudiments of Orchestral Snare Drumming 

Douglas Howard
Douglas Howard has been the Principal Percussionist and Assistant Timpanist of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra (DSO) since 1975. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Percussion at Southern Methodist University and a founding member of the world music ensemble D’Drum. Prior to joining the DSO, Howard served as a timpanist and percussionist with the United States Air Force (USAF) Concert Band and played one season with the Louisville Orchestra. He also has been a member of the Artist Faculty at the Aspen Music Festival since 1982. Howard’s former students are currently playing with such organizations as the Chicago Symphony, Chicago Lyric Opera, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Milwaukee Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, United States Marine Band, United States Coast Guard Band, Jacksonville Symphony (FL), Fort Worth Symphony, and the Dallas Opera Orchestra. He can be heard with the DSO on recordings from several different record labels including RCA, Angel-EMI, Telarc, Dorian, Delos, and Pro Arte.

Sponsors: Malletech LLC/Marimba Productions, Inc., Sabian, Ltd.
Drum Set

Emmanuelle Caplette

11:00 AM 11:50 AM Ballroom 500



Clinic / Performance: Rudiments & Technic & Self Promotion.

Emmanuelle Caplette
Emmanuelle Caplette made her percussion debut at nine years of age while performing on snare drum with a local drum and bugle corps in Quebec, Canada. Upon her entry at Drummondville College, Caplette studied drumset with Camil Bélisle. In 2001 while studying at Drummondville College, she participated in the “Cégep en Spectacle.” She won the prestigious award of L'ofqj (Office Franco Québécois Pour La Jeunesse) with her duo Drummologue. The duo went on to perform at the 2002 Montreal Drum Festival. In 2003, Caplette was chosen to represent Drummondville College in a rising star contest at the Montreal Drum Fest. After completing her studies at Drummondville College, she pursued further drumset study at the University of Montreal with Paul Brochu. In recent years, Caplette has appeared at several major drum festivals including the HLAG Drum Festival (Los Angeles, CA), the Montreal Drum Fest, Adam’s Drumworld in Holland, Frankfurt Musikmesse in Germany, La Rioja in Spain, Drum Ladies Fest in Italy, Taipei International Drum Camp, and the Bag Show in France. In May 2013, she joined Andy Summers, formerly of The Police, and performed in his new band Circa Zero. From 2014 to 2015, Caplette was the drummer the television show Sur Invitation Seulement.

Sponsors: Cympad, Evans Drumheads, Sabian, Ltd., Sonor, Vic Firth, Prologix 
Focus Day

Talujon

11:00 AM 11:50 AM Wabash Ballroom



Focus Day Performance of: Recording Piece by Lou Harrison

Talujon with Daniel Steffey
Described by the New York Times as an ensemble possessing an "edgy, unflagging energy", Talujon has been mesmerizing audiences since 1990. For well over two decades, Talujon has committed itself to the growth of contemporary percussion music through diverse performance, commissioning, educational, and outreach activities. Highlights of Talujon’s recent engagements include appearances at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Next Wave Festival, Bang on a Can Marathon, Carnegie Hall, ISSUE Project Room, Miller Theatre, and the New York Historical Society. International performances include Taipei’s Lantern Festival, Italy’s Sound Res Festival, and a tour with Steve Reich and Musicians. In addition to its diverse performance schedule, Talujon has conducted residencies, clinics, and masterclasses at institutions across the United States including Harvard, Juilliard, Manhattan School of Music, Stanford, and the universities of Virginia, Oregon, and Buffalo. Notable commissions and premieres include collaborations with composers Dewa Alit, Nick Brooke, Chien Yin Chen, Louis Karchin, Alvin Lucier, Eric Moe, Steve Ricks, Ralph Shapey, Henry Threadgill, Ushio Torikai, and Julia Wolfe. Talujon ensemble members are Dr. Ian Antonio, David Cossin, Matthew Gold, Thomas Kolor, Michael Lipsey, and Matt Ward.
Daniel McKemie (né Steffey) is a musician and multimedia artist based in New York City. His music focuses on the boundaries of musical systems, both electronic and acoustic, which are on the verge of collapse. The power in the brittleness of these boundaries, often dictates more than the composer or performers can control, which is very welcomed. Currently, he is focusing on music that is steeped heavily in technology, interfacing customized softwares with hardware systems such as modular synthesizers and handmade circuitry, creating performance environments that influence each other side. This can often be found in parallel with video pieces and in collaboration with other artists. Steffey has provided music and worked with a number of different artists and companies in various capacities including Roscoe Mitchell, New York Deaf Theatre, The William Winant Percussion Group, Funsch Dance Experience, Ryan Ross Smith, Iceland Symphony Orchestra, The Montreal-Toronto Art Orchestra, Nick Wang, Eri King, Daniel Greer, Helen Pau, Christian Wolff, Bob Ostertag, Steve Schick, and Julia Wolfe.
Talujon Harrison Additional Composition and Publisher Info.pdf Download Link
Talujon Program Notes.pdf Download Link
Focus Day

Bowling Green State University Percussion Ensemble

11:00 AM 11:50 AM Wabash Ballroom



Focus Day Performance of: Rhythmetron by Marlos Nobre

Bowling Green State University Percussion Ensemble-Dr. Daniel Piccolo
The Bowling Green State University Percussion Ensemble was founded in 1968 and consists of students at the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels. Currently under the direction of Dr. Daniel Piccolo, the ensemble performs annually at the Bowing Green New Music Festival and has also performed at the New Music Gathering and the Toledo Museum of Art. The ensemble is committed to performing canonic works for the medium from a variety of historical periods as well as supporting the development of new works for percussion. The group has participated in commissions from Steven Simpson and James Wood among many others.

Sponsors: Adams Musical Instruments, Innovative Percussion, Remo, Inc., Zildjian
Bowling Green Additional Composition and Publisher Info.pdf Download Link
Bowling Green Program Notes.pdf Download Link
Education

Gloria Yehilevsky

11:00 AM 11:50 AM Room 204



Clinic / Performance: Guided Improvisation: Exploring in Every Practice Room

Gloria Yehilevsky
Percussionist Gloria Yehilevsky has appeared in solo, chamber, and large ensemble settings throughout the United States and Europe. She has performed with the World Percussion Group on its 2017 European tour and earned top prizes in the PAS International Italy Vibraphone Competition, and the PAS Indiana Day of Percussion Marimba Competition. She is a Musical Merit Foundation protégé and was a recipient of the PAS/Armand Zildjian Percussion Scholarship. Recent and upcoming performances include international venues and festivals such as the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center (NY), Symphony Hall (Birmingham, UK), Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, First United Methodist Church (San Diego, CA), Big Ears Festival (Knoxville, TN), Festival Ibérico de Música de Badajoz in Spain, and PASIC. Yehilevsky has taken part in the commissioning and world premiere performances of works by Matt Curlee, Brett Copeland, Matthjis van Dijk, Eli Greenhoe, Guusje Ingen Housz, Erin Graham, Wally Gunn, Hanna Hartman, Alex Howley, and Chalcedony Williams. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Morehead State University and has studied abroad at Örebro Universitet Musikhögskolan. Currently, she is pursuing postgraduate study at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. Yehilevsky serves as Secretary of the PAS UK and Ireland Chapter.

Sponsors: Yamaha Corporation of America, Black Swamp Percussion LLC, World Percussion Group
Meeting

PAS Board of Advisors / Board of Directors / Past Presidents Meeting

11:00 AM 12:30 PM Westin Capitol 2

Open to the public.
Interactive Drumming;PAS Meetings

Interactive Drumming Committee Meeting

11:00 AM 12:00 PM Room 209

Drum Set

Mike Dawson

12:00 PM 12:50 PM Room 105



Clinic / Performance: Unlock Your Creativity—Making Practice More Musical Via Improvisation and Reworking What You Already Know

Michael Dawson
Michael Dawson is an active drumset artist, music educator, and managing editor for Modern Drummer magazine. Dawson also produces and co-hosts the popular weekly podcast,” The Modern Drummer Podcast With Mike and Mike,” along with online educator/clinician Mike Johnston. Additionally, Dawson serves as book editor for Modern Drummer publications, with the most recent releases including “Progressive Drumming Essentials” by metal drummer/educator Aaron Edgar, “Rhythm and Chops Builders” and “Stick Technique” by rudimental drumming specialist Bill Bachman, and “Exercises in African-American Funk” by top touring drummer Jonathan Joseph and University of Miami faculty member Steve Rucker. Dawson has a bachelor’s degree in music education from West Virginia University and a master’s degree in music from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (UArts). He’s a senior lecturer in music journalism at the UArts and operates the recording facility Elohino out of his home in New Jersey. Dawson recently began subbing for the “drumset chair” in the Broadway musical The Lion King.
Ensemble

Twincussion Percussion Duo

12:00 PM 12:50 PM Room 109



Daytime Showcase Concert

Twincussion
Twincussion is a duo comprised of brothers Jen-Ting and Jen-Yu Chien. The duo’s diverse repertoire ranges from romantic transcriptions to contemporary music while connecting East Asia to the West. Additionally, the duo commissions original percussion compositions. Twincussion was part of the World Percussion Group Tour in 2016 and has won multiple international music competitions including first prize at the 2016 PAS International Italy Percussion Competition. The duo has performed in the United States, Japan, Taiwan, China, United Kingdom, and Denmark. In 2018, Twincussion was invited to perform in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. Both brothers are pursuing postgraduate study at the Royal Danish Academy of Music.

Sponsor: Balter
Focus Day

Focus Day Panel Discussion

12:00 PM 12:50 PM Room 201

Panel Discussion: A Percussion Canon: Does it Exist and Is It Necessary?

Moderator: John Lane
Panelists: Gene Koshinski, Robin Schulkowsky, Chris Shultis, Robert Van Sice.
Symphonic

Michael Culligan

12:00 PM 12:50 PM Room 205



Clinic

Michael Culligan
A native of Glen Ellyn, IL, Michael Culligan was appointed Associate Principal Percussionist of the Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestras by Louis Langree in 2015. Prior to this, he served as percussionist in both the West Virginia and Canton Symphonies. From 2010 to 2015, Culligan performed as a substitute percussionist in the Pittsburgh Symphony, including several tours with performances at Carnegie Hall, the BBC Proms, and the Berlin Philharmonie. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in music education from Duquesne University and a Master of Music degree from Temple University. Culligan currently teaches at Northern Kentucky University and is the owner and founder of Culligan Sticks a boutique business featuring handmade gong and timpani sticks.

Sponsors: Culligan Sticks, Decibel Percussion, Northern Kentucky University, Zildjian
Marching
Meeting

Marching Committee Meeting

12:30 PM 01:30 PM Room 113

Open to the public.
Keyboard
Meeting

Keyboard Committee Meeting

12:30 PM 02:00 PM Room 115

Open to the public.
Drum Set

Calvin Rodgers

01:00 PM 01:50 PM Ballroom 500



Clinic: Gospel Drums 101

Calvin Rodgers
Chicago native Calvin Rodgers is an accomplished gospel drummer. Around nine years of age, Rodgers began shadowing his father, a gospel musician and songwriter, as his personal drummer. This afforded him the opportunity to learn from some of gospel music's most prolific songwriters, artists, and musicians. By the time he entered high school, Rodgers was traveling with Grammy-nominated choirmaster Ricky Dillard & New Generation. Around the same time, he became a part of a mentoring program, spearheaded by jazz pianist Ramsey Lewis. Upon graduating high school, Rodgers began touring with Lewis and garnering studio work. While recording a radio commercial for Rice-A-Roni, Rodgers met Rhythm & Blues singer R. Kelly. Kelly invited Rodgers to join his band for his upcoming world tour, TP2. Upon completion of that tour, Rodgers decided to focus on becoming a studio drummer. To date, he has performed on close to 150 live and/or studio recordings, and has also toured and/or performed with artists such as Ramsey Lewis, Aretha Franklin, Dionne Warwick, Destiny’s Child, Ronald and Ernie Isley, Avant, Jonathan Butler, Kirk Franklin, Marvin Sapp, Fred Hammond, Yolanda Adams, Israel Houghton, Donald Lawrence, John P. Kee, Tommy Simms, and Tamela Mann.

Sponsors: Gibraltar Hardware, Pearl Corporation, Promark, Remo, Inc.
Focus Day

UW-Eau Claire Percussion Ensemble

01:00 PM 01:50 PM Wabash Ballroom



Focus Day Performance of: Rubadub by Graeme Leak

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (UW-Eau Claire) Percussion Ensemble-Dr. Jeffery Crowell
The University of Wisconsin-Eau Clair (UW-Eau Claire) Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Jeffery Crowell, performs a wide array of literature, from more historically classic/standard pieces to very contemporary works and from world percussion ensembles to premieres of new repertoire. The ensemble’s purpose is to expose the student to the widest variety of musical experiences; so, each semester’s concert spans a diverse amount of music. Additionally, participation in the UW-Eau Claire Percussion Ensemble provides students with opportunities to achieve musical greatness through a unified collaborative effort and a common goal of the highest possible quality of musicianship, kinship, dedication, and positive encouragement.
University of WI Additional Composition and Publisher Info.pdf Download Link
University of WI Program Notes.pdf Download Link
Focus Day

Conservatory of Music Percussion Ensemble

01:00 PM 01:50 PM Wabash Ballroom



Focus Day Performance of: Soundprint III: Elegy for Ezra Pound by Randolph Coleman

University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Percussion Ensemble (CCM Percussion Ensemble)-James Culley
The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Percussion Ensemble (CCM Percussion Ensemble), under the direction of James Culley, has existed in its present form for thirty-seven years. The ensemble is made up of all percussion majors and performs chamber works for percussion written in the last eighty years. The ensemble strives to present unconducted works usually for smaller and chamber groups. This goal reflects not only the experiences of the Percussion Group Cincinnati but enables the students to develop stronger chamber music skills. The CCM Percussion Ensemble provides a forum for performances of works by CCM faculty and student composers as well as CCM percussionists. The ensemble traditionally performs two concerts at CCM and has also participated in CCM's Contemporary Music Ensemble performances, composers' series, and as part of the CCM Philharmonia's tour to Lisbon, Portugal. The CCM Percussion Ensemble has performed at four previous PASICs and has also recorded the “Life Pulse Prelude” to Larry Austin's completion of the Ives' Universe Symphony on the Centaur label.
CCM Additional Composition and Publisher Info.pdf Download Link
Focus Day

Mallet Cats

01:00 PM 01:50 PM Wabash Ballroom





Focus Day Performance of: Divertimento for Two Marimbas by Seiji Yokoyama

Mallet Cats
Mallet Cats is a marimba duo featuring Akiko Goto and Kana Omori. Akiko Goto is an active percussionist in Japan. Over the past two decades, Goto has commissioned and premiered solo and chamber works of composers such as Yo Goto, Mark Ford, and Christopher Deane. Goto received her Bachelor of Music degree from Kunitachi College of Music in Tokyo, Japan, and her Master of Music degree and Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of North Texas.
Kana Omori is an international marimbist. Omori won first prize at the 2010 International Percussion Competition in Italy and has presented solo recitals in many countries such as Japan, Germany, and the United States. She has released four solo CDs and published a book, “Masterpieces of Classical Music on Marimba.” Omori received her Bachelor of Music degree and Master of Music degree from Osaka College of Music in Japan as well as a Master of Music degree from the University of Music and Performing Arts in Munich, Germany.

Sponsors: Adams Musical Instruments, DeMorrow Instruments, Encore Mallets, Inc., Percussion Source
Mallet Kats Additional Composition and Publisher Info.pdf Download Link
Focus Day

Fisher/Lau Project

01:00 PM 01:50 PM Wabash Ballroom



Focus Day Performance of: Yi, Six Short Images for Marimba for Two Performers by Tona Scherchen-Hsiao

Fisher/Lau Project
Percussion duo Fisher/Lau Project was formed by Abby Fisher and Matthew Lau during their doctoral studies at Stony Brook University under the tutelage of Eduardo Leandro. Best friends and New Yorkers at heart, the duo performed at the Transplanted Roots Percussion Symposium (Australia), Necessary Noise Percussion Festival (New Jersey), New York State PAS Day of Percussion, Firehouse Space (Brooklyn), Chamber Music Festival at Gettysburg College, and with the Stony Brook Contemporary Chamber Players. With a focus on performing and supporting new music, Fisher served as Visiting Lecturer in Percussion at the University of Tennessee during the Fall 2017 and is currently the Director of Operations for the Nief-Norf ensemble. Lau enjoys an international performing and teaching career. Recent engagements include recitals and masterclasses in Argentina, Australia, Hong Kong, and Macau.

Sponsors: Marimba One, Vic Firth
Fisher Lau Additional Composition and Publisher Info.pdf Download Link
Fisher Lau Project Program Notes.pdf Download Link
World

Séksion Maloya

01:00 PM 01:50 PM Room 120



Daytime Showcase Concert

The ensemble Séksion maloya aims to promote “Maloya,” the ancestral and traditional music and dance of the Réunion Island located in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar. “Maloya” has been passed down from generation to generation adapting to the social context of the Réunion Island and providing the communities concerned with a sense of identity and continuity. Formerly, a dialogue between a soloist and a choir accompanied by percussion, today “Maloya” has taken on varied forms utilizing different texts and instruments. Sung and danced on stage by professional or semi-professional artists, it is mixed with rock, reggae, or jazz and inspires poetry and slam. Today, “Maloya” owes its vitality to some 300 identified groups including some known artists worldwide and specialized musical education at the Conservatoire de la Réunion.
Born on the island, performance artist and vocalist Jide Hoareau is a leading advocate and educator of “Maloya.” With his association with Séksion maloya, he has presented and/or participated in workshops and masterclasses all over France and abroad and at such festivals as Africolor and the International Cajon Festival in Peru. Hoareau has also performed and/or recorded with such artists as Danyèl Waro, Christine Salem, Marjolaine Karlin, and Tonton Issa.
Interactive Drumming

John Scalici

01:00 PM 01:50 PM Room 209



Clinic: How to create Recreational Drumming programs for middle and high school special needs students

John Scalici
John Scaliciis an award-winning teaching artist, author, internationally recognized drumming facilitator, musician, and a member of the John C. Maxwell Team of certified speakers, coaches, and trainers. His Interactive drumming programs are in high demand at leading corporations, college campuses, and public schools across the United States. He has studied djembe music with Grand Master djembe player Mamady Keita and recently completed therapeutic drum instructor trainings with Youth Villages and DRUMBEAT, Inc. His most recent band project is called the Scalici-Alley Project with composer and trumpeter Rob Alley. Scalici has written several articles on the relevance of therapeutic and recreational drumming in healthcare and the critical relationship between the artist and therapist in such programs. His writings have been published by the National Society for Arts in Healthcare, Recovery Campus magazine, and Advance for Occupational Therapy magazine. Scalici is the recipient of the 2010 “Making a Difference” award by the Alabama Alliance for Arts Education, 2009 Pauline Ireland Award granted to individual artists, and 2007 Alabama State Council on the Arts Fellowship Award. He has recently published a book entitled Learn In Rhythm, a rhythm-infused guide that reinforces core subjects in the classroom.

Sponsors: Remo, Inc., Vic Firth
Health & Wellness
Meeting

Health & Wellness Committee Meeting

01:00 PM 01:50 PM Room 114

Open to the public.
Ensemble

The Big Trouble

02:00 PM 02:50 PM Sagamore Ballroom



Ensemble Showcase Concert: Original Music for Percussion + Voice

The Big Trouble
The Big Trouble is a percussion/songwriting collective featuring award-winning composers Ivan Trevino, Andrew Worden, and singer-songwriter, Madeleine McQueen. A recipient of an Artist Grant by the Boston Foundation in 2017, The Big Trouble creates percussion + vox + rock music, showcasing percussion instruments with vocals in an indie-rock setting. The group released its debut album in 2017, accompanied by two politically charged music videos “Red White Blue Orange” and “Echo Chamber.” Members of The Big Trouble have been commissioned by major artists and institutions like Michael Burritt, Escape Ten, and the Eastman School of Music
Ivan Trevino is an internationally recognized composer, percussionist, and rock drummer currently living in Austin, TX. Trevino’s music is regularly performed around the world and has become standard repertoire in the field of percussion. He is a multiple, award-winning recipient of the PAS Composition Contest and has composed over forty works for the percussion idiom, many of which were commissioned by leading performers and institutions in the field, including PAS, Michael Burritt, and the Eastman School of Music. As a performer, Trevino has toured the world extensively as a music ambassador for the United States State Department, using music to strengthen relations with people in other countries. Through his compositions and recordings, he has reached an audience of over 20,000,000 listeners and viewers via platforms like YouTube, Pandora Radio, and Spotify. In addition to composing and performing, Trevino is an active educator who has presented educational clinics at hundreds of institutions around the world. He has designed and taught courses at the Eastman School of Music and was most recently a faculty member at Baylor University’s School of Music.
Andrew Worden is a drummer, percussionist, and composer in Boston, MA, where he is Faculty and Program Manager of Entrepreneurial Musicianship at the New England Conservatory. As a composer, Worden’s percussion music is programmed frequently at conservatories and universities around the world with recent performances in France, Greece, Germany, Switzerland, Japan, Malaysia, Colombia, and across the United States. His music has been performed by the Paris Percussion Group, the Eastman Percussion Ensemble, and was featured at the PASIC 2017. As a composer for multimedia, Worden’s original scores can be heard in the documentary Spiritus and with the children’s book series Yum & Yuk.
Madeleine McQueen is a Rochester, NY based singer-songwriter whose musical influences span a wide range from Nirvana and Florence Welch to Amy Winehouse and Joni Mitchell. She joined The Big Trouble as a songwriting collaborator in 2017, and away from the band, enjoys an active recording and performing schedule with her own project, Madeleine McQueen and the Breeze. Her latest EP, Entangled, received rave reviews from renown music critic Frank De Blase.

Sponsors: Evans Drumheads, Malletech LLC/Marimba Productions, Inc., Zildjian
Marching

12 World Championship Hands

02:00 PM 03:30 PM Room 105

Clinic / Performance: 60 years of championship snare solos, and the people who played them



Casey Brohard
Casey Brohard is a veteran member of DCI and WGI activities. He marched in the Vanguard Cadets (2000), Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corps (2001), and Blue Devils Drum & Bugle Corps (2002-2006). In 2005, Brohard was named the DCI Individual and Ensemble Competition Snare Drum Champion. In WGI, Brohard was involved with the Riverside Community College Indoor Percussion Ensemble (2003-2005) as well as the Sacramento Freelancers (2006-2007) as an instructor and member.
Scott Johnson
Scott Johnson is a member of the 2012 DCI Hall of Fame, 2012 WGI Hall of Fame, and 2015 World Drum Corps Hall of Fame. He has eighteen DCI World Championships and fourteen DCI High Percussion awards. Additionally, Johnson joined the Blue Devils in 1976 and was the 1977 and 1978 DCI Individual and Ensemble Competition Snare Drum Champion. Other personal awards include two WGI Gold Medal Championships, three Drum Corps Associates (DCA) Gold Medal Championships, two DCA High Percussion awards, ten Drum Corps Europe (DCE) Championships, nine DCE High Percussion awards, and nine High Percussion Awards in Japan.
Brandon Olander
From Tucson, Arizona, percussionist Brandon Olander specializes in both rudimental drumming and drumset. At 16 years of age, Olander became one of the youngest snare drummers ever to join the Blue Devils Drum & Bugle Corps. In 2015, Olander was honored as the DCI Individual and Ensemble Competition Snare Drum Champion. In 2019, he will have completed his fifth summer with the Blue Devils organization. Olander started playing drumset in local restaurants at the age of 12 and soon after formed his band Warpstar. The band released its first recording Live From Your Stereo in 2016. Olander has taught multiple drumlines and students from around the United States, Canada, and Germany.
Charlie Poole
Charlie Poole is a member of the DCI Hall of Fame and the Massachusetts Drum Corps Hall of Fame. Poole is the 1968, 1970, 1971 All-American National Snare Drum Champion as well. Poole began his musical career in 1957 in Connecticut, MA as a percussion student of former world champion individual snare drummer, Robert Redican. Additionally, he performed with the award-winning championship percussion section of the Boston Crusaders Drum & Bugle Corps. Poole has taught, arranged for, and adjudicated marching bands, drum corps, and percussion ensembles throughout the United States, Canada, and Japan. He has served as an adjudicator for DCI, DCA, WGI, New England Scholastic Band Association, Maine Band Directors Association, United States Scholastic Band Association, and Bands of America. Poole has arranged for and instructed numerous drum corps and marching bands including the 27th Lancers Drum & Bugle Corps, East Coast Jazz Drum & Bugle Corps, Dartmouth High School, and Nazareth (PA) High School.
Jeff Prosperie
Jeff Prosperie is the Section Leader of the West Point Band's Hellcats. Prosperie is the only individual to capture the triple crown of Snare Drum Competitions: DCI 1988, PAS 1988, DCA (Drum Corps Associates) 2007. In addition to his duties as a Hellcat, he also performs on occasion with the West Point Percussion Ensemble, West Point Steel Band, and West Point Concert Band. Prosperie recently served as the percussion arranger/instructor for the nationally televised Army All-American High School Marching Band. Prior to these positions, he served as Director of Percussion Studies at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, Principal Percussion with the Baton Rouge Symphony, and Percussion Designer and Caption Head of the Phantom Regiment Drum & Bugle Corps. He actively serves as a championship-level adjudicator for DCI and WGI and has served as a member of the PAS Marching Percussion Committee. Prosperie has performed, presented clinics, and adjudicated throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Japan.
Jeff Queen
Jeff Queen has been involved in marching percussion since 1987 and is an original cast member of the Tony and Emmy award-winning show BLAST! Queen is the 1994 and 1995 DCI Individual and Ensemble Competition Snare Drum Champion and PAS Individual Snare Drum Champion. He has performed across the United States, Europe, and Asia. In addition, Queen has appeared on numerous television shows including The Late Show with David Letterman and The Kennedy Center Honors 2000. He is the author of the well-known instructional book “The Next Level: Rudimental Drumming Techniques.” Queen holds both a bachelor of music degree in music theory and composition and a master of music degree in percussion performance from Butler University.

Sponsors: Evans Drumheads, Innovative Percussion, Pearl Corporation, Pro-Mark Corporation, Remo, Inc., Sabian, Ltd., System Blue, Vic Firth, Yamaha Corporation of America, Zildjian
Symphonic

Symphonic Mock Auditions

02:00 PM 05:00 PM Room 205

Round 1: 2:00–3:30
Break: 3:30–4:00
Final Round: 4:00–5:00

Drum Set

Zach Danziger

03:00 PM 03:50 PM Ballroom 500



Clinic / Performance: Concepts for Live Electro-acoustic Multimedia Performance

Zach Danziger
Zach Danziger is on the cutting edge of music and technology with broad implications for modern drumset playing. Danziger's musical expertise has led him to work with a wide range of artists including Primal Scream, Donny McCaslin, Busta Rhymes, Michel Camilo, U2, Wayne Krantz, David Holmes, LeBron James, Mary J. Blige, Rod Stewart, Jack Black, Mariah Carey, Luke Vibert, Sinead O’Connor, Chaka Khan, and Miley Cyrus. He has composed and played on numerous major motion picture soundtracks including Ocean’s Eleven, Ocean’s Twelve, Ocean’s Thirteen, Iron Man, Sex and the City, and Night at the Museum. Danziger is involved with several original electronic projects including work with the group Mister Barrington, which features former Roots bassist Owen Biddle and keyboardist Oli Rockberger. Danziger’s innovative use of music technology has also been recognized in publications such as The New York Times, Downbeat, and Electronic Musician as well as a TEDx talk entitled "Innovative Thinking,” which spawned the interactive audio-visual project Edit Bunker.

Sponsors: Drum Workshop, Gretsch, Remo, Inc., Vic Firth, Zildjian
Focus Day

Solar Percussion

03:00 PM 03:50 PM Wabash Ballroom



Focus Day Performance of: Go Between by Ruud Wiener.

Solar Percussion Group
The Solar Percussion Group features the percussive talents of Roger Braun, Anthony Di Sanza, Patrick Roulet, and Kristin Agee, as a newly formed group for the PASIC 2018 Focus Day performance of Ruud Wiener’s Go Between. Although a new project, the members have performed together in a multitude of settings and different groups for decades. Their past collaborations include three CD recordings released on the Equilibrium label and performances that span three continents, including the Cross-Drumming Festival in Poland, the Juniper Music Festival in the United States, and a Japan tour with Keiko Abe and Galaxy Percussion. Braun, Di Sanza, and Roulet direct the percussion programs at Ohio University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Western Washington University, respectively. Kristin Agee is owner of the Anderson Music Workshop in Cincinnati and performs with the experimental rock group Us, Today. The Solar Percussion Group name is a reference to teacher/mentor/collaborator Michael Udow’s group Galaxy Percussion.

Sponsors: Bowling Green State University, Encore Mallets, Inc., Ohio University, Remo, Inc., University of Wisconsin-Madison, Western Washington University
Solar Additional Composition and Publisher Info.pdf Download Link
Solar Program Notes.pdf Download Link
Focus Day

Georgia State University Percussion Group

03:00 PM 03:50 PM Wabash Ballroom



Focus Day Performance of: Litanie II by Karel Goeyvaerts

Georgia State University Percussion Group-Stuart Gerber and Victor Pons
The Georgia State University Percussion Group is directed by Stuart Gerber and Victor Pons. The ensemble consists of percussion students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The students in the group perform repertoire from the canonic works of the 20th and 21st centuries as well as new works written specifically for the ensemble. This PASIC 2018 Focus Day performance will feature Noah Samuelson, TJ Shaheen, and Bryan Wysocki, on Karel Goeyvaerts' (1923-1993) “Litany II”for three percussionists (1980).

Sponsor: Georgia State University School of Music, Vic Firth
Georgia State Additional Composition and Publisher Info.pdf Download Link
Georgia State Program Notes.pdf Download Link
Focus Day

Bonnie Whiting

03:00 PM 03:50 PM Wabash Ballroom



Focus Day Performance of: Exercise for Hands Right Left and Deserted Mouth by Susan Parenti

Bonnie Whiting
Bonnie Whiting performs and commissions new experimental music, seeking out projects that involve the speaking percussionist, improvisation, non-traditional notation, and interdisciplinary performance. Recent work includes a series of performances at the John Cage Centennial Festival in Washington D.C., solo appearances with the National Orchestra of Turkmenistan, and performances on the original Harry Partch instrumentarium. Her debut album, featuring an original solo-simultaneous realization of John Cage's "45' for a speaker" and "27'10.554" for a percussionist" was released on the Mode Records label in April 2017. In 2018, Zero Moon Records launched <null_abc>, an album of original collaborative music by Whiting, Afroditi Psarra (handmade embroidered synthesizers), and Cameron Fraser (percussion, electric guitar, and live processing.) Whiting has performed with many of today's leading new music groups, including the International Contemporary Ensemble, Ensemble Dal Niente, and red fish blue fish percussion group. Whiting serves as Chair of Percussion Studies at the University of Washington in Seattle. Active for twenty years in PAS, Whiting has had leadership roles in the PAS Washington Chapter as well as served on the PAS New Music/Research Committee and the PAS Diversity Committee.

Sponsor: Innovative Percussion
Whiting Additional Composition and Publisher Info.pdf Download Link
Whiting Program Notes.pdf Download Link
Focus Day

Benjamin Toth

03:00 PM 03:50 PM Wabash Ballroom



Focus Day Performance of: The Reckless Sleeper by Charles Lipp

Benjamin Toth
Benjamin Toth, Professor of Percussion at The Hartt School, has presented concerts, radio and television broadcasts, and clinics in many countries, spanning six continents. His performances have been described as “tour de force” (Gramophone) and “riveting” (New York Times). Career highlights include performances with the Percussion Group Cincinnati, Nebojsa Jovan Zivkovic, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Goodspeed Opera House, Bushnell Theater, and the Jimmy Dorsey Band. Performance venues have included Ravinia, Carnegie Hall, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Dagbe Arts Centre (Ghana), the Encontro Internacional de Percussao (Brazil), Festival Bicich Nastroju (Czech Republic), Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival (Germany), several PASICs, and the 2000 Trinidad Panorama. His study of world percussion traditions has included international travel and field research for twenty-five years. Toth has appeared on 20 recordings.

Sponsors: Yamaha Corporation of America, The Hartt School, University of Hartford, Zildjian
Ben Toth Program Notes.pdf Download Link
Toth Additional Composition and Publisher Info.pdf Download Link
Focus Day

Dr. Benjamin Fraley

03:00 PM 03:50 PM Wabash Ballroom



Focus Day Performance of: Pendant by Werner Heider

Dr. Benjamin Fraley
Dr. Benjamin Fraley is currently Adjunct Instructor of Percussion at Troy University in Troy, AL. He holds degrees from The Hartt School, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and Florida State University. A veteran of many musical genres and percussion disciplines, Fraley has performed and studied throughout the United States and abroad. He has been a performer at the Midwest Clinic, Percussion Festival at the Escola Superior de Musica de Lisboa, Make Music New York, National Flute Association Conference, International Clarinet Association ClarinetFest, Bang on a Can Summer Festival, and PASIC. Fraley is Principal Percussionist of the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra and a member of Sources Duo with Dr. Jennifer Fraley. His compositions can be found at Tapspace Publications.

Sponsors: Grover Pro Percussion, Innovative Percussion, Pearl Corporation, Remo, Inc.
Fraley Additional Composition and Publisher Info.pdf Download Link
Fraley Program Notes.pdf Download Link
Interactive Drumming

Interactive Drumming Committee Panel Discussion

03:00 PM 03:50 PM Room 209

Panel Discussion: Community Engagement and Interactive Group Drumming: A Powerful and Adaptable Tool for Every Percussionist

Panelists: Julie Hill, John R. Beck, Matt Savage, Greg Whitt, Alisha Ross Ramcharita
Ensemble
Meeting

Percussion Ensemble Committee Meeting

03:00 PM 03:50 PM Room 113

Open to the public.
Meeting

Composition Committee Meeting

03:00 PM 03:50 PM Room 114

Open to the public.
Drum Set

Aaron Comess

04:00 PM 04:50 PM Room 109



Clinic / Performance

Aaron Comess
Dallas-born drumset artist Aaron Comess, is a founding member of the band, Spin Doctors. He studied at the Berklee College of Music and New York City’s New School. As a sideman, Comess has appeared on over 200 records and performed with such artists as Joan Osborne, Rachael Yamagata, Bilal, Chris Whitley, James Maddock, Mark Cohen, Edie Brickell, Marius Westerhagen, Andrea Bocelli, Ivan Neville, and Natasha Bedingfield. In 2006, Comess released his first recording, Catskills Cry, as a bandleader.

Sponsors: Remo, Inc., Vic Firth, Yamaha Corporation of America, Zildjian
Keyboard

Pius Cheung & Eriko Daimo

04:00 PM 04:50 PM Room 120





Daytime Showcase Concert: Stepping Stones

Pius Cheung
Hailed by the New York Times as “deeply expressive” for his groundbreaking recording of Bach’s Goldberg Variations on solo marimba, Pius Cheung is a well-known artist of his generation. He has presented solo recitals at Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, National Centre for the Performing Arts (Beijing, China), National Concert Hall (Taipei, Taiwan) and Kyoto Performing Arts Center (Kyoto, Japan). As a composer, his works have been commissioned by artists such as Evelyn Glennie and the Ju Percussion Group. Furthermore, Cheung has served as a adjudicator at national and international competitions and has presented masterclasses at renowned institutions such as the Juilliard School, Curtis Institute of Music, Manhattan School of Music, Amsterdam Conservatory, Paris Conservatory, Toho Gakuen (Japan), and Beijing Central Conservatory. Cheung currently serves as Associate Professor and Director of Percussion Studies at the University of Oregon.

Eriko Daimo
Born in Kagoshima, Japan, Eriko Daimo began her musical studies at five years of age on piano. She started studying marimba during her high school years and went on to study at the Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music and the Boston Conservatory of Music. Praised for her “mesmerizing combination of sound and sight” by the Irish Times, marimbist Daimo has performed in over twenty countries in Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Her recent performances include concerto performances with some of the world’s leading orchestras such as the RTE Ireland National Symphony Orchestra, Tampere Philharmonic in Finland, Osaka Symphony Orchestra, Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra, and Tokyo Kosei Orchestra. As an educator, she has given concerts and masterclasses at music institutions including the University of Music and Performing Arts (Vienna, Austria), Paris Conservatory, Royal Danish Academy of Music (Copenhagen, Denmark), San Francisco Conservatory, Colburn Conservatory, and New York University.

Cheung Sponsors: Innovative Percussion, Remo, Inc., University of Oregon, Yamaha Corporation of America, Zildjian

Daimo Sponsors: Innovative Percussion, NYU Steinhart Percussion Studies Program, Marimba One, Zildjian
Pius Cheung & Eriko Daimo.pdf Download Link
Education

Education Committee Panel Discussion

04:00 PM 04:50 PM Room 201

Panel Discussion: Percussion Teaching in 2018: Is it time to re-evaluate the structure of the college curriculum and the space in which it’s taught?
Drum Set

Aaron Spears

05:00 PM 05:50 PM Ballroom 500



Clinic / Performance: Maintaining a Healthy Musical Balance.

Aaron Spears
Originally from Washington D.C., drumset artist Aaron Spears’ interest in drumming developed in the Pentecostal church. As a result of his Pentecostal upbringing, Spears keeps the Lord first in his life as well as strives to inspire and encourage other talented drummers. At twenty-three years of age, Spears joined a local band in the Washington D.C. area, the Gideon Band (GB). It was through performing with GB and gaining the attention of his mentors Gerald Heyward and Valdez Brantley that Spears eventually joined Usher’s backing band, The Funk Rock Orchestra, with whom he still performs. Spears is also a 2004 Grammy-nominated music producer for his work on Usher’s album Confessions. He has performed, toured, and/or recorded with other artists and groups including Chrisette Michelle, Chamilionaire, David Cook, Joanne Rosario, Lil Wayne, Carrie Underwood, Jordin Sparks, Chaka Khan, Adam Lambert, Israel Houghton, Mary Mary, The Backstreet Boys, Miley Cyrus, LadyGaga, Britney Spears, and Ariana Grande. In 2009, Spears released his first instructional DVD entitled “Beyond The Chops.”

Sponsors: Sonor, Vic Firth, Zildjian
Focus Day

Talujon

05:00 PM 05:50 PM Wabash Ballroom



Focus Day Performance of: Hum by Dominic Donato

Lipsey Sponsor: Balter
Talujon Hum Additional Composition and Publisher Info.pdf Download Link
Talujon Hum Program Notes.pdf Download Link
Focus Day

Brett Dietz

05:00 PM 05:50 PM Wabash Ballroom



Focus Day Performance of: Pieces Mended by Jude Traxler

Brett William Dietz
Brett William Dietz is Associate Professor of Percussion at the Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Music. He is also Music Director of Hamiruge, the LSU Percussion Group. Dietz is in demand as a clinician and soloist throughout the United States and abroad. Recent performances have taken him to France (perKumania International Percussion Festival), Thailand (College Music Society International Conference), Argentina (Patagonia International Percussion Festival), and New York (Carnegie Hall). He has performed at several PASICs and is a founding member of the Tempus Fugit Percussion Ensemble. An avid composer, Dietz’s music has been performed throughout the United States, Europe, East Asia, and Australia by numerous ensembles including the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Portland Symphony Orchestra, Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Wind Symphony, Eastman Wind Ensemble, Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, and River City Brass Band. His opera Headcase was premiered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, which relives the story of the stroke Dietz suffered in 2002.
Dietz Additional Composition and Publisher Info.pdf Download Link
Dietz Program Notes.pdf Download Link
Focus Day

Lauren Teel

05:00 PM 05:50 PM Wabash Ballroom



Focus Day Performance of Free Flight by Muriel Roth

Lauren Teel
Lauren Teel is currently Instructor of Percussion Studies at the University of Alabama and the Percussion Caption Head for the DCI World Class Troopers Drum & Bugle Corps. She has also worked with the WGI Finalist Center Grove Indoor Drum Line in Greenwood, IN and is a member of the Educational team for DoubleStop Percussion in Birmingham, AL. Teel earned her master’s degree from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and her bachelor’s degree from the University of North Texas. In 2012, Teel had the privilege of traveling to Chennai, India to perform for an audience of over 75,000 people with Oscar-winning composer, A.R. Rahman. She also can be heard on the movie soundtrack of the 2013 blockbuster, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, as timpanist. While living in Atlanta, Teel performed as a member of the NFL Atlanta Falcons Drum Line.

Sponsors: Innovative Percussion, Marimba One, Remo, Inc., Zildjian
Teel Additional Composition and Publisher Info.pdf Download Link
Focus Day

Christopher Wilson

05:00 PM 05:50 PM Wabash Ballroom



Focus Day Performance of Taloowa’ Hiloha by Jerod Impichchaachaaha Tate.

Dr. Christopher Wilson
Dr. Christopher Wilson is Instructor of Percussion at Southeast Missouri State University. Wilson received his Doctor of Arts degree from the University of Northern Colorado. Wilson's dissertation, “An Analysis of Beginning Percussion Education Through Wind Band Repertoire and Method Books,” is a survey of commonly used first-year method books and the ability to introduce instruments and technical concepts according to recent trends in Grade 1 band literature. Wilson is also a graduate of the Boston Conservatory and Eastern Washington University. His principal teachers include Gray Barrier, Nancy Zeltsman, and Martin Zyskowski.

Sponsors: Encore Mallets, Inc., Pearl Corporation
Wilson Additional Composition and Publisher Info.pdf Download Link
Wilson Program Notes.pdf Download Link
Focus Day

Gloria Yehilevsky

05:00 PM 05:50 PM Wabash Ballroom



Focus Day Performance of: Fantasia IIIb by Nicholas Deyoe

Gloria Yehilevsky
Percussionist Gloria Yehilevsky has appeared in solo, chamber, and large ensemble settings throughout the United States and Europe. She has performed with the World Percussion Group on its 2017 European tour and earned top prizes in the PAS International Italy Vibraphone Competition, and the PAS Indiana Day of Percussion Marimba Competition. She is a Musical Merit Foundation protégé and was a recipient of the PAS/Armand Zildjian Percussion Scholarship. Recent and upcoming performances include international venues and festivals such as the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center (NY), Symphony Hall (Birmingham, UK), Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, First United Methodist Church (San Diego, CA), Big Ears Festival (Knoxville, TN), Festival Ibérico de Música de Badajoz in Spain, and PASIC. Yehilevsky has taken part in the commissioning and world premiere performances of works by Matt Curlee, Brett Copeland, Matthjis van Dijk, Eli Greenhoe, Guusje Ingen Housz, Erin Graham, Wally Gunn, Hanna Hartman, Alex Howley, and Chalcedony Williams. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Morehead State University and has studied abroad at Örebro Universitet Musikhögskolan. Currently, she is pursuing postgraduate study at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. Yehilevsky serves as Secretary of the PAS UK and Ireland Chapter.

Sponsors: Yamaha Corporation of America, Black Swamp Percussion LLC, World Percussion Group
Yehilevsky Additional Composition and Publisher Info.pdf Download Link
Yehilevsky Program Notes.pdf Download Link
Focus Day

Fernando Rocha

05:00 PM 05:50 PM Wabash Ballroom



Focus Day Performance of: Tilework for percussion by Tom Johnson

Fernando Rocha
Fernando Rocha is Professor of Percussion Studies at Minas Gerais Federal University (UFMG) in Brazil. In 2015-2016, he was a Visiting Scholar at University of Virginia (UVa). He holds a doctoral degree from McGill University, where he researched the performance of pieces for percussion and electronics. As a performer, Rocha has premiered percussion works by composers such as Lewis Nielson, Douglas Boyce, Jacob Sudol (United States), Sérgio Freire, Sílvio Ferraz, Roberto Victorio, Edson Zampronha (Brazil), João Pedro Oliveira (Portugal), Nicolas Gilbert, and Geof Holbrook (Canada). He has also performed many Brazilian premieres, including works by David Lang, John Luther Adams, Martin Matalon, Frederic Rzewski, and Mauricio Kagel. Both as a solo and a chamber music performer, Rocha has appeared at some of the most important music festivals in Brazil and has also played in the United States, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Portugal, France, Germany, and Canada. Some recent appearances include PASICs (2005, 2007, 2009, 2013, 2014, 2017), Transplanted Roots Percussion Conference (Canada, 2015), and ZEITKUNST Festival für Neue Musik und Literatur der Gegenwart (Berlin, 2014). He is currently a member of the Duo Qattus with cellist Elise Pittenger, Tectum (percussion and electronics), and Musical Director of Sonante 21 and the UFMG Percussion Ensemble.

Sponsor: Sabian, Ltd.
Rocha Additional Composition and Publisher Info.pdf Download Link
Interactive Drumming

Jeff Strong

05:00 PM 05:50 PM Room 209



Lecture / Presentation: Drumming and the Brain: Using Drumming to Organize the Brain, Reduce Anxiety, and Increase Focused Attention

Jeff Strong
Jeff Strong is the creator of Rhythmic Entrainment Intervention™ (REI) and the Director and CEO of the Strong Institute, a research center and provider of evidence-based custom auditory brain stimulation programs for individuals with neurological disorders. He is also the co-founder of Brain Shift Radio, which is a streaming music site containing personalized music to enhance brain function. Strong is a percussionist, composer, recording engineer, researcher, clinician, and a sought-after expert on the therapeutic use of rhythm. He is also an adult living with ADHD. He is the best-selling author of eight books including AD/HD For Dummies, Different Drummer: One Man’s Music and Its Impact on ADD, Anxiety, and Autism, and Drums for Dummies.
Competitions
Marching

PASIC18 Marching Festival Individuals — High School and College Snares

05:00 PM 07:00 PM Room 205

Competitions
Marching

PASIC18 Marching Festival Individuals — High School Multi-Percussion

05:00 PM 05:30 PM Room 105

Competitions
Marching

PASIC18 Marching Festival Individuals — College Keyboard

05:30 PM 07:10 PM Room 105

Competitions
Marching

PASIC18 Marching Festival Individuals — High School and College Timpani

06:00 PM 07:00 PM Room 125

Competitions
Marching

PASIC18 Marching Festival Individuals — High School Tenors

06:50 PM 07:10 PM Room 205

Competitions
Marching

PASIC18 Marching Festival Individuals — High School Keyboard

07:00 PM 09:30 PM Room 125

Competitions
Marching

PASIC18 Marching Festival—College Small Ensemble

07:10 PM 07:20 PM Room 205

PAS Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

08:00 PM 08:30 PM Sagamore Ballroom

Honoring: Mitchell Peters, Joe Porcaro, and Richard Weiner.

Blue Man Group

08:30 PM 10:00 PM Sagamore Ballroom




Blue Man Group: A Look Inside

Tom Galassi (Blue Man Captain)
Over the years Tom has been Captain for Chicago, Las Vegas, Berlin, Toronto, and the “How to Be a Megastar Tour”, created videos for Blue Man, and acted as a trainer for new performers. He’s appeared on numerous TV shows including The Tonight Show, America’s Got Talent with Howard Stern, and The Royal Variety Show where he performed for the Queen of England and was summoned by Ozzy Osborne for a photo op. Tom has toured the planet with Blue Man and is featured in Blue Man’s first concert DVD—“The Complex Rock Tour Live.”When not blue, Tom and his brother have created numerous music videos and 3 feature films that have taken awards at film festivals worldwide.Love to Kelly, Adam, Mom, Dad, and Mazie. Tom thought his real name was “Boomer” until the age of 5.
Jeff Quay (Full time Drummer/Associate Music Director) After growing up playing drums in Wisconsin, Jeff studied jazz performance at the University of Miami school of Music. Becoming a busy freelance musician, a move to NYC was the logical choice. After a few years spent gigging in countless jazz, rock, blues, cajun, and jam bands, he met the founders of Blue Man Group in 1993 and was soon invited to join. After opening the Boston Blue Man Group Production and performing for two years, Jeff then moved to Chicago in 1997 to open the third Blue Man Group production.Since that time his involvement in the group has grown to include several televised performances on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Last Call with Carson Daly,” and the 2001 Grammy Awards.His drumming can be heard on the Grammy nominated recording “Audio”"The Complex," and the newest BMG recording “Three.”In addition to performing, Jeff’s duties include helping to oversee all the different BMG shows around the world as Associate Music Director.
Callum Grant (Blue Man) Scottish. Learned piano, violin, guitar, ukulele, drums and percussion at some point ... has since blurred most formal training and is now a self-proclaimed noise hack. Writes, records, sings and plays in the band Whisky Tales (google it, I dare you), as well as numerous solo projects including movie scoring and music/comedic work at Second City and IO Improv theaters. Toured globally as a Blue Man since 2005, highlights include London, Berlin, Tokyo, Sydney, Rio De Janeiro, Amsterdam, New York and now Chicago. Somehow holds a 1st class honors degree in Contemporary Theater Practice from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. Still believes pairing socks is a waste of time.
Gareth Hinsley (Blue Man) is originally from the UK and joined Blue Man Group in 2006. Since starting with the show he has performed in Chicago, London, Berlin, Tokyo and aboard the NCL cruise ship the Norwegian Epic, where he was Captain (of the Blue man show, not the actual ship. Although he did hold the steering wheel once). As well as performing in the show, he has worked on many outside performances with Blue Man, including trips to Moscow, Beijing, Munich, Sweden and Chicago’s Millennium Park. Gareth started his career in London where he worked as an actor appearing in both Television and theatre. After auditioning for Blue Man Group and attending drum school in London, he came to Chicago to complete his training.
Keyboard

Late Night Hang: Open Mic—Marimba & Vibes

10:00 PM 11:30 PM Westin Lobby

Sponsored by Pearl/Adams
Interactive Drumming

Late Night Drum Circle

10:00 PM 11:30 PM Room 209

Health & Wellness

Sherry Rubins and Caitlin Jones

07:30 AM 08:30 AM Room 209



Sherry Rubins is Coordinator of Percussion Studies at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Additionally, she is a member of the PAS Board of Advisors. Rubins has been a certified group exercise instructor for over thirty years and has presented several “Mind, Body, and Spirit” sessions at previous PASICs.



Caitlin Jones is an active performer and educator currently residing in Columbia, South Carolina.She received her Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Florida and Master of Music degree from Lee University.She is a doctoral candidate at the University of South Carolina, where she serves as a teaching assistant and is an active member of numerous ensembles.She currently performs with the Aiken Symphony Orchestra and Rock Hill Symphony Orchestra and has performed with Augusta Symphony Orchestra and the South Carolina Philharmonic in their recent seasons.Jones is an active member of the PAS Health and Wellness Committee and is noted as an “Emerging Leader” by PAS.She was recently published in Percussive Notes Journal.Jones has a Group Fitness Certification from the American Council on Exercise, a Personal Training Certification from Personal Training Academy Global, and is certified in Les Mills Grit and Bodypump.


Meeting
Symphonic

Symphonic Committee Meeting

08:00 AM 09:00 AM Room 115

Open to the public.

PASIC Registration

08:00 AM 05:00 PM

PAS Gift Shop

08:00 AM 06:00 PM Outside International Drum & Percussion Expo

Meeting

University Pedagogy Committee Meeting

08:00 AM 09:00 AM Room 114

PAS Meetings

University Student Committee Meeting

08:30 AM 10:00 AM Westin Capitol 2

Drum Set

Hit Like A Girl Contest Winner Showcase

09:00 AM 09:50 AM Ballroom 500

featuring: Calsey Tory

Calsey Tory
Born in Monterey Park, CA, Calsey Tory moved to Indonesia with her parents when she was nine years old. After attending an inspirational concert while living in Indonesia, Tory discovered a passion for drumming. Tory was chosen as the 2018 Hit Like A Girl Champion. In addition to the Hit Like A Girl Competition, Tory has won multiple competitions including the 2015 Yamaha Guitar and Drum Competition and the 2017 Yamaha Magnificent Seven. Tory has also performed throughout Indonesia independently as a DJ and with the Magenta Orchestra. She currently resides in California performing as a DJ, percussionist, and drummer.

De'Arcus Curry


De'Arcus Curry

2012 Hit Like A Girl Champion De’Arcus Curry was born in Jackson, Mississippi and hails from a very musical family. In 2007, Curry started playing drums in church. Her first major performance tour was with Grammy Award-winning artist TPAIN in 2010. In addition to performing with TPAIN, Curry has also worked with a wide range of Gospel and Rhythm & Blues artists including Glenn Jones, Tony Terry, Calvin Richardson, Cherelle, Klymaxx, Lil G (Silk), and Chrisette Michelle.

and Roni Kaspi


Roni Kaspi
Israeli-born Roni Kaspi has been playing drums since the age of 7. At 14 years of age, Kaspie attended the Thelma Yellin High School for the Arts, where she spent her days at school and her nights playing in many jazz clubs in the Tel Aviv area covering a wide range of musical genres. She has composed for and/or collaborated with such artists as Anders Bergcrantz, Benjamin Schmidt, and Avri Borochov. She has also played in the opening acts for Robert Glasper’s and Tom Harrell’s shows in Israel as well as performed at the Toronto Jazz Festival, Red Sea Jazz Festival, Cambridge Jazz Festival, and Jazz Education Network Conferenence. Kaspi received a full scholarship to study at Berklee College of Music and was awarded third place in the most recent Hit Like A Girl Drum Competition.

IPEC High School Winner Showcase Concert

L.V. Berkner High School

09:00 AM 09:50 AM Wabash Ballroom



Daytime Showcase Concert

L. V. Berkner High School Percussion Ensemble
The L. V. Berkner High School Percussion Program is thankful to have had many musical and educational experiences with various ensembles over the years. The L. V. Berkner High School Marching Band is a consistent competitor at the University Interscholastic League Texas State Marching Championships and Bands of America marching competitions. The L. V. Berkner High School Drumline consistently places in the top ten each year in various drumline contests across the Dallas-Fort Worth, TX metroplex area. Percussionists are also actively involved with four concert bands, two full orchestras, several percussion ensembles, jazz bands, and pit orchestras throughout the year. In 2016, percussionists performed with the L. V. Berkner High School Symphony Orchestra at the prestigious Midwest Clinic in Chicago, IL. Earlier this year, the L. V. Berkner High School Percussion Program competed at the North Texas Percussion Festival having all three ensembles place in the top ten in the high school category. Additionally, the ensemble’s most recent percussion ensemble recording of “Collide” received second place in the Black Swamp Percussion Ensemble Showcase.

Mike Garcia's sponsor: Vic Firth
Education

Dr. Joe W. Moore III

09:00 AM 09:50 AM Room 204



Clinic / Performance: Composing; Getting Started

Joe W. Moore III
Joe W. Moore III serves as Assistant Professor of Percussion Studies at the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley. Moore received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Florida, master’s degree from the University of South Carolina, and doctoral degree with a minor in composition from Louisiana State University. His teachers include Jeff Moore, Kirk Gay, Scott Herring, Jim Hall, and Brett Dietz. He studied composition with Jay Batzner, Brett Dietz, and Dinos Constantinides. As a soloist and chamber musician, Moore performs as a member of the Omojo Percussion Duo, 2x2 Percussion, and Dead Resonance. His recent performances have included the Sugarmill Music Festival and the National Conference on Percussion Pedagogy (NCPP). Moore’s compositions have been performed across the United States at music educator conferences, NCPP, and PASIC. C. Alan Publications, Alea Publishing, PM Europe, Strikeclef Publishing, and Innovative Percussion publish his music.

Sponsors: Adams Musical Instruments, Black Swamp Percussion LLC, Remo, Inc., Sabian, Ltd., University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Vic Firth
Experiential Wellness 

Lisa Colleen

09:00 AM 09:50 AM Room 209



Workshop: It's All About the Groove

Lisa Colleen
Drum Circle and Rhythm Event Facilitator Lisa Colleen has been facilitating drum circles since 2010. She is a trained Health Rhythms ® and Beat the Odds ® Facilitator. Colleen received her basic facilitator training through Arthur Hull and Village Music Circles. Currently, she creates and facilitates rhythm and movement programs for Bongo Boy Recreational Music Center as well as for libraries, preschools, after school programs, and summer camps. Additionally, Colleen continues to design and facilitate wellness programs (drumming and movement) for senior communities, adolescent and adult residential treatment centers, support groups, adults/children with special needs, and adults/children with disabilities.

Sponsor: Remo, Inc.
Competitions

Concert Chamber Competition

09:00 AM 07:00 PM Room 125

Meeting
World

World Committee Meeting

09:00 AM 10:30 AM Room 113

Open to the public.
Health & Wellness

Free Hearing Tests

09:00 AM 03:00 PM Conference Room East

International Drum & Percussion Expo

09:00 AM 05:00 PM Indiana Convention Center - Exhibit Hall C-D-E

Test and purchase the latest gear at the International Drum and Percussion Expo with more than 120 exhibitors.

Expo Wristbands are available for purchase at PASIC Registration $25.00. Combo Tickets (valid for 2 Single Sessions + Expo Hall) are available for purchase at PASIC Registration $50.00.

To purchase tickets in advance, visit our EventBrite ticket page.

Rhythm! Discovery Center

09:00 AM 05:00 PM Northwest corner of Washington and Illinois Streets

Free Admission with PASIC Badge!

1-3pm, visit with Rebecca Kite and Barbara Allen as they describe the process of making GP Percussion timpani.

PLAY
Over 150 interactive percussion instruments, like our famous 8-foot gong drum, and instruments in the soundproof practice rooms
DISCOVER
Timpani Through Time: take in timpani created as early as 1821, and learn how the past 200 years have changed this amazing instrument
EXPLORE
It's Rudimentary: a PAS Drum Rudiments Exhibit
EXPERIENCE
Drums and Drummers: see kits including those from RUSH’s 40th Anniversary Tour & Lady Gaga's Super Bowl Performance
Demo Room

Amplify: Get the Right Audio Gear for your Marching Ensemble

09:00 AM 10:00 AM Room 210

Lone Star Demo Room: A comprehensive discussion on audio and electronic equipment being used in the marching activity.

Presenters: Tom McGillen & Andrew Werst

IPEC University Winner Showcase Concert

Baylor Percussion Group

10:00 AM 10:50 AM Sagamore Ballroom



Daytime Showcase Concert

The Baylor Percussion Group (BPG) conducted by Todd Meehan and Chris Sies is devoted to the artistic presentation of the most significant percussion works of the 20th and 21st centuries. A central focus of the ensemble is to foster relationships between composers and performers through musical collaborations and commissions. The group presents regional and world premiere performances of works by both emerging and established composers and has commissioned new music from James Wood, John Supko, and Jason Treuting. The BPG has performed at the Make Music New York Festival, Fast Forward Austin Festival, Menil Collection, Round Top International Festival-Institute, 15th Anniversary Livestrong Gala, and Texas Music Educators Association Convention. In February 2011, the BPG released its first commercial recording on New World Records entitled Restless, Endless, Tactless – Johanna Beyer and the Birth of American Percussion Music. Jointly recorded with the Meehan/ Perkins Duo, the disc highlights some of the earliest percussion ensemble works ever written, including the entire percussion output of German-American composer Johanna Beyer.

Meehan Sponsor: Zildjian
Ensemble

Loop Doctors

10:00 AM 10:50 AM Room 105



Daytime Showcase Concert: Cyber Bebop

Loop Doctors
The Loop Doctors formed in 2005 with Romhányi Áron on keyboards and Szendőfi Péter on drums. The duo members added special guests Gary Willis on bass and Kornél Fekete-Kovács on trumpet on their debut album High Voltage in 2006. The duo performs all original compositions, which include elements of modern electronic music styles and traditional jazz improvisation. Some classify the duo’s music as “electro-jazz-funk.” Additionally, the duo uses pre-composed and pre-recorded loops as well as sequences as backing tracks for improvisation. The Loop Doctors usually perform as a duo; however, special guests are added from time to time in concert and on recordings.

Sponsors: Korg USA, Meinl Cymbals, Remo, Inc., Tama Drums/ Hoshino USA Inc., Vic Firth
Electronic/Technology

Music Technology Committee Panel Discussion

10:00 AM 10:50 AM Room 201

Panel Discussion: Is the laptop the new folk instrument of the Twenty-first Century?

Moderator: Brady Harrison
Panelists: Casey Cangelosi, Jordan Munson, Victor Pons, Scot Shinbara, Jeremy Barnett
Symphonic

Don Liuzzi

10:00 AM 10:50 AM Room 205



Lab

Don Liuzzi received a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Michigan and a Master of Music degree from Temple University. Before joining the Philadelphia Orchestra in 1989, Liuzzi was a member of the Pittsburgh Symphony percussion section from 1982 to 1989. While in Pittsburgh, he taught percussion and conducted the percussion ensemble at Duquesne University, was Assistant Conductor of the Three Rivers Young People Orchestra, and appeared on PBS' nationally syndicated Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, performing marimba and percussion solos. Liuzzi has been a percussionist with the Network for New Music and recorded contemporary chamber works for the CRI label. He has given masterclasses at most major music schools throughout the United States as well as in Mexico, Spain, Korea, and China. For several seasons, he has been a percussion and timpani coach at the National Orchestra Institute. He joined the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music in January 1994. Liuzzi's early orchestral experience included the Flint Symphony Orchestra, Michigan Opera Theater Orchestra, and Colorado Philharmonic. He has also played in the Spoleto Festival Orchestra and Berkshire Music Center Fellowship Orchestra. In July 1996, Liuzzi made his solo debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra at the Mann Music Center.

Sponsor: Yamaha Corporation of America
Marching

PAS Rudiment Training

10:00 AM 12:00 PM Outside Expo

Come test your knowledge of the rudiments this year at PASIC 2018. Become certified by PAS by participating in an interactive training session with top marching percussion educators.

Bring your sticks and chops, and stop by the training session to get PAS Rudiment Certified.

All participants will receive a free deck of PAS Rudiment Playing Cards!
Sticks, pads, and metronomes will be available for use. No fee to participate.

Education
Meeting

Education Committee Meeting

10:30 AM 12:00 PM Room 114

Open to the public.
Drum Set

Nate Wood

11:00 AM 11:50 AM Ballroom 500



Clinic / Performance: Nate Wood’s fOUR: drum-centric multi-instrumental performance

Nate Wood
Multi-instrumentalist Nate Wood has recorded or performed with such artists as Wayne Krantz, Sting, Tigran Hamasyan, The Calling, Donny McCaslin, Chaka Khan, Taylor Hawkins, and the Coattail Riders. He’s also a core member of the Grammy-nominated jazz collective Kneebody as well as a sought-after studio engineer. Wood’s new project, fOUR, is an ambitious one. Wood plays everything from analog synths to drums and bass, while sometimes adding vocals. He records each song in one pass with no overdubs, click track, or pre-recorded backing tracks using all four limbs playing four instruments at the same time. Musically, fOUR veers from complex, spacy progressive rock to electronic-tinged instrumentals. Currently, Wood’s fOUR project has been released in a video format on YouTube and Facebook as well as a full album of music.

Sponsors: Drum Workshop, Gretsch, Istanbul Agop, Remo, Promark
IPEC High School Winner Showcase Concert

Pioneer High School

11:00 AM 11:50 AM Wabash Ballroom



Daytime Showcase Concert

Pioneer High School Percussion Ensemble-Mauricio Castellano
Under the direction of Mauricio Castellano, the Pioneer High School Percussion Ensemble is comprised of percussionists in grades 9 through 12 from Sharyland ISD in Mission, TX. Pioneer High School recently opened its doors in the fall of 2014 as the district’s second high school. Pioneer High School Percussionists have performed at the Texas State Marching Contest, been named finalists as well as Regional Class Champions at Bands of America Regional Contests, and competed in Bands of America Super Regionals. They have also performed as part of the Texas Music Educators Association All-State Bands. Pioneer High School Percussionists consistently compete and place in local drumline and individual competitions such as the Roma (TX) Drumline Contest as well as Texas All-Region Jazz Band, Orchestra, and Concert Band. 2018 marks the first time the Pioneer High School Percussion Ensemble has been named as a winner of the PAS International Percussion Ensemble Competition.
Research

Glen Velez

11:00 AM 11:50 AM Room 109



Lecture / Presentation: The Birth of the Tambourine

Glen Velez
Glen Velez is a 4-time Grammy Award-winning acclaimed soloist and regarded as the founding father of the modern frame drum movement. Velez is the first percussionist to gain international recognition as a solo artist and composer using frame drums. In 2014, he was inducted into the PAS Hall of Fame. For over four decades, Velez has brought a new genre of drumming and composition to the contemporary music scene by creating his own performance style, inspired by years of studying frame-drumming techniques from various cultures. Velez’s virtuosic combinations of hand movements, finger techniques, along with his original compositional and teaching style called “Handance Method,” which incorporates stepping, drum language, and Central Asian Overtone singing (split-tone singing), has undoubtedly opened new possibilities for musicians around the globe, resulting in a shift in modern percussion. After many years performing and recording with the Steve Reich Ensemble and the Paul Winter Consort, Velez maintains an international touring schedule presenting his original music as a soloist and with various ensembles including TRIO GLOBO with Grammy Award-winners Howard Levy and Eugene Friesen and ta ki Ta Trio with Chitravina N. Ravikiran.

Sponsor: Cooperman Company
Health & Wellness

Bill Bachman

11:00 AM 11:50 AM Room 209



Clinic: The “Extreme Hands Makeover” for optimal drumming mechanics and injury-free hands

Bill Bachman
Bill Bachman is a world-renowned specialist in hand technique with a heavy background in rudimental drumming and its application to drumset. He is a columnist for Modern Drummer magazine and author of such Modern Drummer books as “Stick Technique” and “Rhythm & Chops Builders” as well as the “Logic” book series from RowLoff Productions. Bachman is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music and has studied at the University of North Texas (UNT) as well as has played with and taught many award-winning marching percussion groups, including the UNT drumline and various DCI World Class finalists. Bachman is the drummer for Spoke of Shadows, has toured with progressive rock artist Neal Morse, freelances in the Dallas area, and offers lessons globally via Skype.

Sponsors: Remo, Inc., Row-Loff Productions, Vic Firth, Zildjian 
Meeting

International Committee Meeting

11:00 AM 01:00 PM Room 113

Open to the public.
Demo Room

Amplify: PA 101 Set Up and Troubleshoot Your Sound System

11:00 AM 12:00 PM Room 210

Lone Star Demo Room: Learn how to set up the components of your system.

Presenters: Tom McGillen & Andrew Werst
Competitions
Marching

PASIC18 Drumline Battle

11:00 AM 01:30 PM Hall A

Meeting

Diversity Alliance Womens Teachers Meeting

11:00 AM 12:00 PM Westin Caucus

Meeting

Percussion Specialists Meeting

11:30 AM 12:00 PM Room 114

Marching

The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps

12:00 PM 12:50 PM Room 105



Clinic / Performance: Building a Great Subsection

Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps 2018 Bass Drum Line-Russell Wharton, Frank Connelly, and Kyle Miller
Founded in 1948, The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps has won 20 national championships, including seven DCI World Championships since 1992. Each summer, 150 male brass, percussion, and color guard performers from 16 to 22 years of age present a marching music show considered among the most challenging and original in the world. The group performs at more than 30 competitions across the United States and for more than 100,000 fans. Along the way, the young men not only learn about music and performing, but life experiences based on excellence, teamwork and camaraderie. The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization sponsored by The Village of Rosemont, Illinois. The following served as Bass Drum Technicians for The Cavaliers Bass Drum Line during the 2018 season: Russell Wharton, Frank Connelly, and Kyle Miller.

Sponsors: Innovative Percussion, Lone Star Percussion, Remo, Inc., Yamaha Corporation of America, Zildjian
Drum Set

Drum Set Committee Panel Discussion

12:00 PM 12:50 PM Room 201

Another Voice: Women’s Perspective in the Music Business

Moderator: Kelli Rae Tubbs. Panelists: Emmanuelle Caplette Sarah Forero, Dena Tauriello, Sarah Thawer, Juels Thomas
Symphonic

Richard Weiner

12:00 PM 12:50 PM Room 205



Clinic: HOW to PREPARE for & SUCCEED AT ALL AUDITIONS.

Richard Weiner
Richard Weiner, former Principal Percussionist of the Cleveland Orchestra, was recently elected tothe PAS Hall of Fame and will be inducted at PASIC 2018. He was hired by George Szell, and led the section 43 of his total 48 years as a member of the orchestra. In 2011, he received its Distinguished Service Award and is Principal Percussion Emeritus of the Orchestra. Since retirement in 2011, he occasionally performs with the orchestra and remains Co-Chair of the Percussion/Timpani Department of the Cleveland Institute of Music. He has performed with the National Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Nashville Symphony, and at the Grand Teton Music Festival. He performed the solo xylophone in the American premi�re of Messiaen's Oixeaux Exotiques with the composer in attendance at the Aspen Festival. He has presented percussion clinics and labs at PASIC, is Co-Chair of the PAS Symphonic Committee, and was Coordinator of the PAS Emeritus Section (2017). Heard in over 175 recordings, former students perform in orchestras and chamber groups in the United States and abroad.

Sponsors: Adams Musical Instruments, Evans Drumheads, Freer Percussion, Pearl Corporation, Zildjian
Meeting

New Music/Research Committee Meeting

12:00 PM 02:00 PM Room 115

Open to the public.
Drum Set

Glen Sobel

01:00 PM 01:50 PM Ballroom 500



Clinic / Performance: Wearing Different Hats- Musically and Otherwise in Today's World

Currently on tour with rock legend Alice Cooper, drumset artist Glen Sobel has played in a variety of genres including rock, hip-hop, pop, metal, punk, and fusion. Most recently, he has played, toured, and/or recorded with Alice Cooper, American Idol finalist Elliott Yamin, guitarist Paul Gilbert, Italian singer Vasco Rossi, and Mötley Crüe. He can be heard playing drums on the new version of the Monday Night Football theme on ESPN. Recent live events in which Sobel has backed up such artists as part of the house band include Steven Tyler, Rob Halford, Weird Al, Sammy Hagar, Joe Lynn Turner, Night Ranger, Jonny Lang, Nils Lofgren, and Sarah McLachlan. He has presented clinics and performed at drum festivals worldwide. Sobel also serves as an instructor at the Musicians Institute in California and has a regular column in DRUM! magazine.

Sponsors: Drum Workshop, Evans, Gibraltar, Humes & Berg, Regal Tip, Sabian
Keyboard

Jonathan Singer

01:00 PM 01:50 PM Wabash Ballroom



Clinic / Performance: The Development of Xylophone Improvisation (1916-1942).

Dr. Jonathan Singer
Percussionist Dr. Jonathan Singer is a graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy, Berklee College of Music, Queens College and the CUNY Graduate Center. As the leader of the Brooklyn-based novelty band, Xylopholks, Singer has performed across the United States, India, Japan, Brazil, and Canada as well as on the stages of Alice Tully Hall, City Center, 92nd Y, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Presently faculty at Queensborough Community College, Singer has had previous appointments at Brooklyn College, Queens College, and the College of Staten Island. Since 2013, Singer has taught xylophone performance and improvisation at the University of Delaware Xylophone Institute.

Sponsors: Malletech LLC/Marimba Productions, Inc., Fall Creek Marimbas, Inc., Steve Weiss Music
World

Cara Wildman

01:00 PM 01:50 PM Room 109



Clinic / Performance: From Belfast to Bantry: Bodhran Basics

Cara Wildman
Cara Wildman is an experienced and respected percussionist, pianist, dancer, and bodhrán player that hails from Dorchester, TX. Wildman’s talents have led her to perform in a variety of musical ensembles and genres around the world including in Puerto Rico, Argentina, Ireland, and across the United States. She earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in music education from Texas Christian University and completed a second master's degree in Irish traditional music performance from the University of Limerick, graduating with honors. While in Limerick, she was fortunate to study with bodhrán greats Jim Higgins, Eamon Murray, Colm Murphy, Martin O’Neill, Colm Phelan, Cormac Byrne, and Junior Davey. Wildman has performed with Celtic Thunder, Donal Lunny, The Irish Memory Orchestra, The Here & Now, and the TIMES Session Players as well as has taught and performed at festivals across the United States including the prestigious O’Flaherty Irish Music Retreat. Wildman currently teaches elementary music.
Education

John Wittmann

01:00 PM 01:50 PM Room 204



Professional Development: Top 10 Things I Wish I Knew

John Wittmann
John Wittmann is the Director of Education and Artist Relations for the Band and Orchestral Division of Yamaha Corporation of America. He is responsible for organizing the support for over 700 woodwind, brass, string, and percussion artists as well as running the educational programs such as the Yamaha Young Performing Artists Competition. Wittmann holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in music education. He has toured extensively throughout the United States and abroad as a drummer and has given hundreds of drumset clinics. He remains an active music education advocate, a frequent presenter at music education conferences, a performer/clinician, and a drummer for the Jennie DeVoe Band. Wittmann previously served as a band director in New York, where he headed two highly successful high school music programs. He was awarded the Teacher of the Year Award at Waterford-Halfmoon High School and was named a Distinguished Alumni from the College of St. Rose.

Sponsor: Yamaha Corporation of America
Demo Room

Amplify: Mixing Basics - Understand your Mixing Console

01:00 PM 02:00 PM Room 210

Lone Star Demo Room: Understanding the parts, layout and workflow of your console.

Presenters: Tom McGillen & Andrew Werst
Keyboard

David Friedman/Tony Miceli Duo

02:00 PM 02:50 PM Sagamore Ballroom





Daytime Showcase Concert: A Tribute to Dave Samuels and Double Image.

David Friedman
Internationally renowned as a vibraphonist, marimbist, composer, and jazz educator, David Friedman has his own musical message, born of fascinatingly diverse musical influences. Having worked with such varied musical personalities as Leonard Bernstein, Luciano Berio,
Bobby McFerrin, Wayne Shorter, and Yoko Ono, few jazz musicians can claim as broad a spectrum of performing and recording experiences as Friedman. Additionally, he has performed either live or on recordings with such artists as Joe Henderson, Horace Silver, Johnny Griffin, Hubert Laws, Jane Ira Bloom, Ron Carter, and John Scofield. Friedman’s vibraphone and compositions are both featured on Chet Baker’s award-winning Enja release Peace with bassist Buster Williams and drummer Joe Chambers. A dedicated and renowned educator, Friedman founded the jazz program at Berlin’s University of the Arts and served as its director for sixteen years. He continues to perform masterclasses throughout Europe, North America, and Japan. His book “Vibraphone Technique: Dampening and Pedaling” is a coveted and well-known mallet instruction book. In 1977, Friedman co-founded the unique vibe-marimba quartet Double Image, with Dave Samuels. Their first recording, Double Image, was nominated for a German “Grammy”, and has just been re-released as a special edition by Enja Records. One of Friedman’s unique accomplishments is his solo mallet recording aptly entitled Air Sculpture, which utilizes multiple vibe and marimba overdubs to create richly textured soundscapes. Friedman has received many honors and awards during his career including the 2007 Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to the art of vibraphone playing and education at the KOSA International Percussion Festival, 2008 Award of Honor at the Ludwig Albert Marimba Festival, and 2015 PAS Hall of Fame Award.

Tony Miceli
Acclaimed vibraphonist Tony Miceli has been performing steadily on the jazz scene since 1980. He is the consummate versatile musician who is involved in a number of musical projects and recordings. A couple of Miceli’s recent CDs include Alone Together featuring the duo of Diane Monroe and Tony Miceli and 4,042 Miles featuring the duo of David Friedman and Tony Miceli. An artist who performs throughout the world, Miceli has played at countless jazz festivals, percussion festivals, jazz clubs, colleges, and even prisons. He is a performer, educator and innovator, not just as a musician. Miceli is also the creator of www.vibesworkshop.com, a vibraphone online school of music with over 5,000 members. Traveling around the world, he has recently performed in such countries as Spain, Ireland, South Korea, Taiwan, Australia, Canada, Belgium, and Patagonia. Based in Philadelphia, PA, Miceli performs and leads vibraphone workshops throughout the United States including Colorado, North Dakota, Delaware, Idaho, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey.

Sponsors: Alternate Mode, Inc., Innovative Percussion, Malletech LLC/Marimba Productions, Inc.
Marching

TripleD

02:00 PM 02:50 PM Room 120



Marching Heritage Concert: Globalized Drummers

TripleD – Dutch Drummers Division
TripleD is a collective of three drummers who are all performers and instructors in the Netherlands. The three drummers in the collective Xander van der Ploeg, Robert van den Bosch, and David Nadin are well versed in both the Swiss Style and American Rudimental Style of drumming.
A founder of the Trommelgroep West-Nederland (TWN) Drum Corps in 1997, Xander van der Ploeg has been a leader in Swiss drumming for many years having received several accolades and awards along the way. He regularly presents clinics and workshops in the United States and abroad. He has worked with the drummers of The Old Guard Fife & Drum Corps as well as the United States Marines Drum & Bugle Corps. In February 2017, van der Ploeg was a guest of the Corps of Drums of the HMS Royal Marines in Portsmouth (UK).
After winning several solo, drum competitions, Robert van den Bosch decided to further his studies and trained at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague (NL), where he graduated in 2011. He participated in masterclasses with such artists as Keiko Abe, Colin Currie, Pedro Carneiro, and Nick Woud. From 2008 through 2010, van den Bosch performed with the National Youth Orchestra of the Netherlands. Furthermore, between 2011 and 2013, he performed with the European Youth Orchestra. Robert van den Bosch is currently active as in instructor with various marching bands and percussion groups including Floraband Rijnsburg (NL) and Euroband Rotterdam (NL).
David Nadin started his musical career at 8 years of age as a drummer with the Drumband of St. Cecilia in Voorhout (NL). During his teenage years, he was taught the basics of Basler Drumming by Alexander van Delft. In 1996, he came in contact with Xander van der Ploeg and Ben Dijkgraaf, who founded the Trommelgroep West-Nederland (TWN) Drum Corps in 1997. Nadin was active with TWN for several years. In 2014, the Traditional Collective Drum Corps was founded and Nadin served as a bass drummer in the corps from the beginning. Nadin continues to be an active performer and instructor in the Netherlands.

Sponsor: Prologix 
Marching

The Percussion Section of "The Commandant's Own", The United States Marine Drum & Bugle Corps

02:00 PM 02:50 PM Room 120



Marching Heritage Concert

The United States Marine Drum & Bugle Corps was formed in 1934 to augment the United States Marine Band. The unit provided musical support to ceremonies around the nation's capitol; and, during World War II, was tasked with Presidential support duties. For this additional role, the corps members were awarded the scarlet and gold breast cords by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, which they still proudly display on their uniforms. When the war ended, the United States Marine Drum & Bugle Corps resumed performing at various military and public ceremonies. In the early 1950s, the unit gained considerable acclaim performing for an increasing number of civilian audiences. Music composed specifically for the unit’s instrumentation helped establish its reputation for excellence during this period. These factors also led to the unit's formal designation as "The Commandant's Own,” a title noting its unique status as a unit of musicians for the Commandant of the Marine Corps. In the tradition of their "field music" predecessors, these musicians in "The Commandant's Own" are Marines in the truest sense of the word. Every enlisted member is a graduate of Marine Corps recruit training and is trained in basic infantry skills. Prior to enlisting, each Marine must pass a demanding audition for service in the corps. Following recruit training and combat training, the Marines are assigned to "The Commandant's Own." The unit travels the world along with the United States Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon and the Official Color Guard of the Marine Corps as the United States Marine Corps Battle Color Detachment.
Drum Set

Cindy Blackman Santana

03:00 PM 03:50 PM Ballroom 500



Clinic / Performance

Virtuoso drumset artist Cindy Blackman Santana began her career in the 1980s as a busking street performer in New York City. She transitioned quickly from street performing to performing and recording with her own groups including the acoustic Cindy Blackman Quartet and the jazz-fusion group Another Lifetime, who received critical acclaim for its self-titled CD Another Lifetime in 2010. The recording also allowed Blackman Santana to pay a musical tribute to her mentor and legendary drummer Tony Williams. Additionally, she has toured and recorded with such artists as Pharoah Sanders, Cassandra Wilson, Bill Laswell, Joss Stone, Joe Henderson, Buckethead, Don Pullen, Hugh Masakela, and Angela Bofill. From 1992 to 2007 and again from 2014 through 2015, Blackman Santana performed and toured globally with Lenny Kravitz. More recently, she has become the regular touring drummer for Santana. In 2017, she was featured on the Santana/Isley Brothers album Power of Peace. In addition to her drumming, Blackman Santana composed and sang the selection “I Remember” on the album as well.

Sponsors: Gretsch, Drum Workshop, Istanbul Agop, Latin Percussion, Remo, Vic Firth
Ensemble

Andy Akiho & Ian David Rosenbaum

03:00 PM 03:50 PM Wabash Ballroom



Daytime Showcase Concert

Andy Akiho
Described as “mold-breaking,” and “vital” by the New York Times, Andy Akiho is an eclectic composer and performer of contemporary classical music. Recent engagements include commissions by the New York Philharmonic and National Symphony Orchestra. Upcoming projects include an opera based on Life of Galileo by Bertolt Brecht, and a percussion concerto for Colin Currie with the Oregon Symphony. Akiho has been recognized with many awards, including the 2014-2015 Rome Prize and the 2015 Lili Boulanger Memorial Fund. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in composition at Princeton University. Akiho has attended the Aspen Music Festival, Heidelberg Music Festival, HKUST Intimacy of Creativity Festival, Bang on a Can Festival, Silicon Valley Music Festival, Yellow Barn Music Festival, Chamber Music Northwest Festival, and Avaloch Farm Music Institute, where he is the Composer-in-Residence. Akiho's debut CD No One To Know One, on innova Recordings, features compositions that pose intricate rhythms and exotic timbres around his primary instrument, the steel pan.

Ian David Rosenbaum
Ian David Rosenbaum made his Kennedy Center debut in 2009 and later that year garnered a special prize created for him at the Salzburg International Marimba Competition. Rosenbaum joined the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s CMS Two program in 2012 as only the second percussionist selected in its history. He has appeared at the Bay Chamber, Bridgehampton, Chamber Music Northwest, Music@Menlo, Norfolk, and Yellow Barn festivals. Highlights of the 2018-2019 season include performances of Viet Cuong’s concerto Re(new)al with Sandbox Percussion and four orchestras, a ten-day tour of China with The Percussion Collective, a world premiere by George Crumb with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and an extended run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble. In early 2017, Rosenbaum released his first full-length solo album, Memory Palace, on VIA Records. It features five commissions from the last several years and includes collaborations with Brooklyn Rider and Gina Izzo. Rosenbaum is a member of Sandbox Percussion, HOWL, the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, Foundry, and Novus NY. He has recorded for the Bridge, Innova, Naxos, and Starkland labels and is on the faculty of the Dwight School in Manhattan.

Sponsors: Remo, Inc., Pearl Corporation, Vic Firth
Keyboard

William Moersch

03:00 PM 03:50 PM Room 109



Sight Reading Lab

William Moersch
William Moersch is Professor and Chair of Percussion Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Known as a marimba virtuoso, chamber and symphonic percussionist, recording artist, and educator, he has appeared as soloist with orchestras and in recital throughout North and South America, Europe, the Far East, and Australia. A regularly featured artist at international percussion festivals, Moersch has performed on more than seventy recordings and is perhaps best known for commissioning much of the prominent modern repertoire for marimba. He has been honored by National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Recording and Consortium Commissioning grants and was the first marimbist to receive an NEA Solo Recitalist Fellowship. Currently, Moersch is Principal Timpanist of Sinfonia da Camera and the Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra and Artistic Director of New Music Marimba.

Sponsors: Adams Musical Instruments, Grover Pro Percussion, Sabian, Ltd.
Meeting

Chapter President's Meeting

03:00 PM 04:30 PM Westin Capitol 2

Meeting is not open to the public.
Demo Room

Amplify: Sound Reinforcement for Percussion

03:00 PM 04:00 PM Room 210

Lone Star Demo Room: Learn how to use microphones on mallet instruments, drums and various percussion instruments

Presenters: Tom McGillen & Andrew Werst
Drum Set

Joe Saylor

04:00 PM 04:50 PM Room 105



Clinic / Performance

Joe Saylor
Joe Saylor is an American musician and jazz cowboy. Born in Indiana, PA, Saylor began playing music at the age of 3. Saylor had a distinguished career in which he has traveled all over the world sharing his love of music with an array of different audiences. He has performed and/or recorded with such artists Jon Batiste, Wynton Marsalis, Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel, Roy Hargrove, Lenny Kravitz, Willie Nelson, Yo-Yo Ma, and Mark O'Connor. An avid believer in the importance of education, Saylor has conducted workshops at middle schools, high schools, and many of the United States finest institutions including Stanford University, In 2010, he made his acting debut in the second season of HBO’s hit show Tremé. From 2012–2014, Saylor held the “drum chair” in Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks Orchestra and can be heard with the band throughout the soundtrack to HBO’s Boardwalk Empire. Since 2004, Saylor has been a member of Stay Human, ground-breaking jazz and social music ensemble founded by Saylor’s longtime friend and colleague Jon Batiste. Stay Human is currently the house band for The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on CBS. Saylor is an alumnus of both the Manhattan School of Music and the Juilliard School.

Sponsors: Remo, Inc., Tama Drums/ Hoshino USA Inc., Vic Firth, Zildjian
World

World Committee Panel Discussion

04:00 PM 04:50 PM Room 201

Panel Discussion: Tradition and Innovation: Composing for World Percussion.

Moderator: Anthony Di Sanza.
Panelists: Elliot Cole, Valerie Naranjo, N. Scott Robinson, Michael Udow, Roland Vazquez
Symphonic

John Tafoya

04:00 PM 04:50 PM Room 205



Clinic: Orchestral Timpani Hacks

John Tafoya
John Tafoya is Professor of Percussion and Chair of the Percussion Department at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music (IU-JSoM). He served as Principal Timpanist of the National Symphony Orchestra from 1999-2007 and has held previous principal timpani positions with the American Wind Symphony, National Repertory Orchestra, Owensboro Symphony (KY), Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra (IN), and Florida Philharmonic Orchestra. He has also performed with the Indianapolis, Saint Louis, Baltimore, and Detroit Symphony Orchestras and has served on the music faculty at the University of Evansville, Kentucky Wesleyan College, Florida International University, and the University of Maryland. Tafoya has performed with many prestigious conductors including Marin Alsop, Vladimir Ashkenazy, James Conlon, Christoph von Dohnanyi, Christopher Hogwood, Lorin Maazel, Mstislav Rostropovich, Leonard Slatkin, Osmo Vanska, John Williams, and David Zinman.

Sponsors: Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, Grover Pro Percussion, Remo, Inc., Yamaha Corporation of America, Zildjian
Interactive Drumming

Ralph Hicks

04:00 PM 04:50 PM Room 209



Clinic: Teaching Two and Three Note Timing Patterns Through Improvisatory Drum Circles

Ralph Hicks
A graduate of the University of Kentucky, Ralph Hicks teaches beginner percussion at Mitchell Intermediate School in The Woodlands, TX, and is founder of Let Them Drum, a non-profit group drumming organization for those with and without disabilities. In 2012, he was named Teacher of the Year and Conroe ISD Outstanding Teacher in the Arts by The Woodlands Waterway Arts Council. Hicks has several compositions for developing percussionists available through Tapspace Publications. Currently living in Magnolia, TX, Hicks is a member of the Drum Circle Facilitators Guild, PAS Education Committee, PAS Diversity Alliance Committee, PAS Board of Advisors, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Texas Music Educators Association, and a Remo Recreational Music Partner.
Marching

Interactive Clinics

04:00 PM 06:00 PM Exhibit Hall A

Interactive Session Clinicians: Gifford Howarth and Veronica Wicks
Drum Set

Alex Acuña

05:00 PM 05:50 PM Ballroom 500



Clinic: Rhythm Expansion

Alex Acuña
Originally from Lima, Peru, Alex Acuña permanently settled in the United States in 1974. He initially found work in Las Vegas performing for such well-known artists as Elvis Presley and Diana Ross. He later joined Weather Report and other well-known group members Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter, Jaco Pastorius, and Manolo Badrena. They recorded their hugely successful album Heavy Weather, which won the group members’ induction into the 2011 Grammy Hall of Fame and is one of only five jazz albums to go platinum. Acuña played both drumset and percussion with Weather Report, leaving in 1978 for a busy career of studio work. His countless album credits include work with such diverse artists as U2, Paul McCartney, Joni Mitchell, Jay Z, Ella Fitzgerald, Whitney Houston, Sergio Mendes, Joe Cocker, The Yellowjackets, Chick Corea, Christina Aguilera, James Taylor, and Herbie Hancock. Acuña has been the recipient of many awards and honors including the Emeritus MVP award from NARAS (National Academy of Recording for the Arts and Sciences).

Sponsors: Drum Workshop, Evans Drumheads, Gon Bops, Sabian, Ltd., Vic Firth
World

SamulNori Hanullim

05:00 PM 05:50 PM Wabash Ballroom



Daytime Showcase Concert: SamulNori: Master Drummers from Korea.

Kim Duk Soo and SamulNori Hanullim Performing Arts Troupe
Kim Duk Soo founded the SamulNori Hanullim Performing Arts Troupe in 1993 with the goal of preserving and promoting the diverse Korean traditional arts including SamulNori through performances, research, and education. Also, artistically directed by Kim Duk Soo (Artistic Director) and Yun Gi Hong (Chief Artistic Manager), the SamulNori Hanullim Performing Arts Troupe is a non-profit arts organization based in South Korea. Originally conceived as a group of four dynamic musicians in 1978 dedicated to performing and preserving traditional Korean music and dance, the troupe expanded in 1993 and now boasts a roster of roughly thirty artists. However when touring, the troupe does sometimes revert back to its original quartet configuration. Additionally, the SamulNori Hanullim Performing Arts Troupe has collaborated with many highly acclaimed musicians from around the world from a variety of styles of music ranging from jazz to pop and have also performed with orchestras compositions written expressively for them.

Sponsor: Korean Cultural Center New York
Ensemble

Quey Percussion Duo

05:00 PM 05:50 PM Room 120



Daytime Showcase Concert

Quey Percussion Duo (QPD)
For the past 15 years, the Quey Percussion Duo (QPD) of Gene Koshinski and Tim Broscious has pursued a mission to bring their collective passions for music and the art of percussion to a broad audience. In addition to many national and international tours in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Jordan, and the UK, QPD has performed at music festivals, art galleries, and conventions as well as with professional orchestras or on chamber music series. The duo has recorded for the Naxos, Centaur, and Equilibrium record labels and has been engaged in more than 50 university residencies. The ensemble’s direct work with reputable composers such as John Luther Adams, Alejandro Viñao, Emmanuel Séjourné, Casey Cangelosi, Stuart Saunders Smith, Adam Silverman, David Macbride, David Gordon, Ben Wahlund, and Dave Hollinden has carved out a niche for the duo. The duo’s composition contests alone have generated more than 170 new works for percussion duo. QPD serves as official artists-in-residence at the University of Minnesota-Duluth, where they teach chamber music and co-direct a graduate percussion program. In addition, the duo spent the past ten years in residence at the Performing Arts Institute Summer Music Festival.

Sponsors: Innovative Percussion, Remo, Inc., Pearl Corporation, Sabian, Ltd.
Marching

Boston Crusaders Percussion Auditions

05:15 PM 08:00 PM Room 204

Pit
Marching

Boston Crusaders Percussion Auditions

05:15 PM 08:00 PM Room 205

Battery
Marching

Boston Crusaders Percussion Auditions

05:15 PM 08:00 PM Room 211

Mixed
Evening Concert

The Percussion Collective Pre-Concert Lecture

07:00 PM 07:30 PM Room 201

Kjell van Sice

PAS Awards Ceremony

08:00 PM 08:30 PM Sagamore Ballroom

Evening Concert

The Percussion Collective, Robert van Sice, Artistic Director

08:30 PM 10:00 PM Sagamore Ballroom



Featuring: Svet Stoyanov, Ji Hye Jung, Victor Caccese, Sam Um, Terry Sweeney, Mari Yoshinaga, Doug Perry, Jonny Allen, Garrett Arney, Michael Compitello, Jeff Stern, Mathew Keown, and Ian David Rosenbaum

Renowned performer and pedagogue Robert van Sice has assembled a stunning collection of young artists who are reinventing the concert experience. The Percussion Collective transcends the medium of percussion through uncommon performance experiences that surprise and engage audiences at a profound emotional level. Drawing from an incomparably rich bouquet of talent, The Percussion Collective flexes in size offering exquisitely curated programs for an array of venues and settings. The fabulously successful ten concert inaugural tour of the United States in the spring of 2018 featured the first performances of the newly commissioned Seaborne, an immersive multimedia work by Emmy Award-winning composer Garth Neustadter and videographer Kjell van Sice that celebrates the beauty of our world’s oceans. The Collective’s 2018-2019 season begins with the group’s first tour to China. Other highlights include performances of the first orchestral showcase for The Collective, Drum Circles by Christopher Theofanidis. The work was commissioned by a consortium including the Aspen Music Festival, Baltimore Symphony, Colorado Symphony, and Oregon Symphony.
Robert van Sice is one of the world's foremost performers of contemporary music for marimba, having premiered over one hundred pieces including many of today’s seminal works for the instrument. In 1989, he gave the first solo marimba recital at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, and subsequent recitals followed in Vienna’s Musikverein, London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall, Paris’s Centre Georges Pompidou, New York’s Carnegie Hall, and Tokyo’s Casals Hall. He has appeared as a soloist with Europe's leading contemporary music ensembles such as London Sinfonietta, Ensemble Contrechamps in Geneva, and L’Itineraire in Paris. In 1997, he was appointed Director of Percussion Studies at the Yale School of Music and subsequently joined the faculties of the Curtis Institute and Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University. His former students have won many prizes and are active in more than twenty countries. Van Sice has given hundreds of masterclasses at leading conservatories around the world.
Interactive Drumming

John Yost

10:00 PM 11:30 PM Room 209



Late Night Drum Circle

John Yost
John Yost is a master facilitator, rhythmatist, and educator, who has studied in Africa, Japan, and the United States with master drummers, sound healers, and facilitators. Yost received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Northeastern University in Illinois in 1992. He has facilitated drum circles for conferences, corporations, schools, community groups, and at major events worldwide. He is a leader and performer in both Primitive and Kaiju Daiko and has consulted as an entertainment coordinator on world-class events. Yost leads gong immersions in various settings, teaches ongoing West African drum classes, Japanese Taiko classes, and facilitates a monthly community drum circle. He is also the author of a best selling instructional video series entitled “John Yost Teaches West African Rhythms.” Yost currently serves as an adjunct professor at Vandercook College of Music and is a Remo endorsed facilitator. He also serves as a member of the Drum Circle Facilitators Guild and the PAS Interactive Drumming Committee.

Sponsor: Remo, Inc.
Health & Wellness

Sherry Rubins

07:30 AM 08:30 AM Room 209



Sherry Rubins is Coordinator of Percussion Studies at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Additionally, she is a member of the PAS Board of Advisors. Rubins has been a certified group exercise instructor for over thirty years and has presented several “Mind, Body, and Spirit” sessions at previous PASICs.

PASIC Registration

08:00 AM 05:00 PM

PAS Gift Shop

08:00 AM 06:00 PM Outside International Drum & Percussion Expo

Drum Set
Meeting

Drumset Committee Meeting

08:30 AM 10:00 AM Westin Capitol 2

Open to the public.
IPEC High School Winner Showcase Concert

Vista Ridge High School

09:00 AM 09:50 AM Wabash Ballroom



Daytime Showcase Concert

Vista Ridge High School (VRHS) Percussion Ensemble-Hector Gil
The Vista Ridge High School (VRHS) Percussion Ensemble from Cedar Park, TX is under the direction of Hector Gil. The ensemble is made up of twenty-three percussionists from the VRHS Wind Ensemble and Wind Symphony percussion sections. Beginning in 6th grade at either Henry Middle School or Stiles Middle School, percussionists develop a passion for music. The VRHS Band in the Leander Independent School District was established in 2003, and has a total enrollment of 285 students. The ensembles that perform within the VRHS Band umbrella include the Ranger Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Percussion Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, and several other chamber music ensembles. The Ranger Band has been recognized at the state and national level in marching and concert band and continues to have a foundation of working to provide a student-centered, leadership-oriented approach while having high performance expectations for its students.

Sponsors: A&F Drum Company, Black Swamp Percussion, LLC, Innovative Percussion, Lonestar Percussion, Marimba One, Pearl, SKB Cases, Strait Music Company
Keyboard

Keyboard Panel Discussion

09:00 AM 09:50 AM Room 201


Panel Discussion: Rosewood: One Last Breath?

Moderator: Gordon Stout
Panelists: Doug DeMorrow, Ron Samuels, Matt Coe, Omar Carmenates, Bill Youhass, She-e Wu, Mark Ford, Frans Swinkels, John Glowka
FUNdamentals

Dr. Matthew Geiger

09:00 AM 09:50 AM Room 205



Vibraphone FUNdamentals: Not just for jazz

Dr. Matthew Geiger
Dedicated to a versatile musical approach, Dr. Matthew Geiger hopes to continue to champion both new and canonic percussive works through study, performance, and teaching. Since being named the winner of the PAS 2013 International Solo Vibraphone Competition, he has continued to advance vibraphone repertoire and pedagogy through commissions, compositions, and arrangements including international solo performances in Europe and Asia. He has recorded for the Naxos and Mark Records labels, including performing as percussionist and timpanist on the Grammy-nominated recording of Darius Milhaud's L'Orestie trilogy. Holding degrees from the University of Kentucky and the University of Michigan, Geiger currently serves as Assistant Professor of Percussion at East Tennessee State University, presenting clinics and
Master classes at high schools and universities across the Midwest.

Sponsors: Innovative Percussion, Yamaha Corporation of America
Interactive Drumming

Greg Whitt

09:00 AM 09:50 AM Room 209



Clinic: Talk Softly and Carry a Big Stick: Boomwhackers for Team Building

Greg Whitt
Greg Whitt believes life is richer when we communicate, cooperate, and collaborate with one another and with the world around us. As a result, he leads programs that help people live, work, and play well together. Whitt is an award-winning facilitator and arts educator teaching applied philosophy through music in corporations, congregations, communities, and classrooms. He has been leading drum circles since 2001. Doing business as DRUM FOR CHANGE, Whitt has been a full-time professional facilitator of interactive rhythm experiences (FIRE Starter) since 2009. Whitt is Past President of the Drum Circle Facilitators Guild. He holds a graduate certificate in Transformative Leadership from the Maryland University of Integrative Health.
Greg Whitt - Greg Whitt Boomwhacker Games Handout.pdf Download Link
Meeting

Scholarly Research Committee Meeting

09:00 AM 10:00 AM Room 113

Open to the public.
Demo Room

Mapex Black Panther Design Lab

09:00 AM 05:00 PM Room 210

International Drum & Percussion Expo

09:00 AM 05:00 PM Indiana Convention Center - Exhibit Hall C-D-E

Test and purchase the latest gear at the International Drum and Percussion Expo with more than 120 exhibitors.

Expo Wristbands are available for purchase at PASIC Registration $25.00. Combo Tickets (valid for 2 Single Sessions + Expo Hall) are available for purchase at PASIC Registration $50.00.

To purchase tickets in advance, visit our EventBrite ticket page.

Rhythm! Discovery Center

09:00 AM 05:00 PM Northwest corner of Washington and Illinois Streets

Free Admission with PASIC Badge!

1-3pm, visit with Rebecca Kite and Barbara Allen as they describe the process of making GP Percussion timpani.

PLAY
Over 150 interactive percussion instruments, like our famous 8-foot gong drum, and instruments in the soundproof practice rooms
DISCOVER
Timpani Through Time: take in timpani created as early as 1821, and learn how the past 200 years have changed this amazing instrument
EXPLORE
It's Rudimentary: a PAS Drum Rudiments Exhibit
EXPERIENCE
Drums and Drummers: see kits including those from RUSH’s 40th Anniversary Tour & Lady Gaga's Super Bowl Performance
IPEC University Winner Showcase Concert

Indiana University Jacobs School of Music

10:00 AM 10:50 AM Sagamore Ballroom



Daytime Showcase Concert

Indiana University Percussion Ensemble-John Tafoya and Kevin Bobo
The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music (IU-JSoM) Percussion Ensemble traces its inception back to 1960 with the appointment of Distinguished Professor of Music and PAS Hall of Famer George Gaber. Since that time the ensemble has explored and performed historically relevant chamber repertoire in addition to contemporary and commissioned works. The IU-JSoM Percussion Ensemble is directed by John Tafoya and Kevin Bobo and performs two concerts each semester. The ensemble regularly collaborates with distinguished guest artists and IU-JSoM faculty. This is the ensemble’s second appearance at PASIC. As one of the most comprehensive and acclaimed institutions for the study of music, the IU-JSoM plays a key role in educating performers, scholars, and music educators who influence music performance and education around the globe. Graduates include some of the world's most successful performers, conductors, composers, music educators, scholars, and managers of arts organizations.

Tafoya and Bobo sponsors: Vic Firth
Drum Set

Paul Wertico

10:00 AM 10:50 AM Room 105



Clinic: Paul Wertico presents “Expand Your Creativity and Challenge Norms by Using Frontbeats”

Paul Wertico
Drumset performer Paul Wertico has won seven Grammy Awards and performed in all 50 states and in over 60 countries. He is also extremely active in the field of education. In addition to teaching drums privately for over 45 years, Wertico is an Associate Professor of Jazz Studies at Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of Performing Arts (CCPA). Before becoming a full-time faculty member at CCPA, he served on the wind and percussion faculty of Northwestern University for 16 years. For over four decades, he’s conducted drum masterclasses, clinics, and workshops around the world and has written educational articles for numerous magazines. He also serves on the Advisory Board and the Pro-Panel of Modern Drummer magazine and the Education Committee of the Jazz Institute of Chicago. Additionally, Wertico served five terms on the Board of Governors of the Recording Academy Chicago Chapter.

Sponsors: Drum Workshop, Alfred Publishing, Promark Corporation, Remo, Inc., Sabian
World

Musekiwa Chingodza and the Chiyedza Mbira Ensemble

10:00 AM 10:50 AM Room 120



Daytime Showcase Concert: Musekiwa Chingodza and the Chiyedza Mbira Ensemble: Traditional Shona Music of Zimbabwe

Musekiwa Chingodza
Musekiwa Chingodza was born into a family of great mbira players and started playing mbira at the age of five in Mwangara village, Murewa, Zimbabwe. Through listening to other gwenyambira, great mbira players, Chngodza developed a strong attachment to and love for the instrument. In addition to the mbira, he is also an accomplished singer, traditional dancer, and performer of the ngoma drum and hosho. He has released several solo CDs with collaborators such as Jennifer Kyker and Bud Cohen. Chingodza was key member of Chris Berry’s band, Panjea, in the early 1990s. He currently teaches music at Prince Edward School in Harare, Zimbabwe, and has enjoyed many successful North American tours in the past two decades. Chingodza is known for his engaging personality, gentle teaching style, virtuoso mbira playing, and deep immersion in Shona culture.

Sponsors: University of Missouri, Kutsinhira Cultural Arts Center, Vic Firth
Electronic/Technology

Victor Pons

10:00 AM 10:50 AM Room 204



Clinic / Performance: Triggers: Contact Microphones Beyond Amplification

Victor Pons
Percussionist Victor Pons is dedicated to advancing new music in confluence with today’s technological trends. His particular interest is in performing new works with live electronics and vibraphone. In 2013, he was honored as one of Atlanta’s “30 under 30” for his work with vibraphone and electronics. In 2014, he was selected for three performances at PASIC. In 2015 his lecture recital “Ampere: Performing Intuitively With Electronics” was presented at the Transplanted Roots: Percussion Research Symposium in Montreal, QC. Pons has a unique background in percussion performance, electroacoustic studio techniques, and sound art. He has studied Max/MSP, SuperCollider, Csound, advanced electroacoustic studio techniques, classical recording techniques, and computer music under the mentoring of Robert Scott Thompson, Heinrich Taube, Sever Tipei, Guy Garnett and Scott Wyatt. Pons received his bachelor’s degree in music performance from the University of South Florida, both his master’s degree in performance and Artist Certificate from Georgia State University, and is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He is Instructor of Percussion and Computer Applications in Music at Georgia State University as well as Instructor of Percussion at Talladega College, Atlanta International School, and the Westminster Schools. Pons currently serves as member of the PAS Music Technology Committee.

Sponsors: Black Swamp Percussion LLC, Vic Firth
Demo Room

BPDL Presentation #1 Russ Miller

10:00 AM 11:00 AM Room 210

Drum Set

Hamilton’s Organ Trio

11:00 AM 11:50 AM Ballroom 500



Clinic / Performance: Make every note count: Match the intensity.

Jeff Hamilton
Born in Richmond, Indiana, drumset artist Jeff Hamilton has led a voluminous and an illustrious career as a performer. He studied at Indiana University in the 1970s, and by 1975, he became of a member of the Monty Alexander Trio. Roughly two years later, Hamilton joined the Woody Herman Orchestra. Additionally, Hamilton has performed, toured, and/or recorded with such artists as Ella Fitzgerald, Rosemary Clooney, Count Basie Orchestra, Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown, and Diana Krall. He replaced Shelly Manne as drummer in the L.A. Four and recorded six albums as a member of the group along with other members Laurindo Almeida on guitar, Bud Shank on saxophone and flute, and Ray Brown on bass. In 1985, Hamilton became co-leader of the renowned Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra with Jeff Clayton and John Clayton. Hamilton also leads his own trio with bassist Christoph Luty and pianist Tamir Hendelman.

Sponsors: Canopus Co Ltd., Mapex/Majestic, Regal Tip, Remo, Inc., Sabian, Ltd.
IPEC Middle School Winner Showcase Concert

Walsh Middle School

11:00 AM 11:50 AM Wabash Ballroom



Daytime Showcase Concert

Walsh Middle School Percussion Ensemble-Jennifer Bergeron
The Walsh Middle School Percussion Ensemble from Round Rock, TX was created in 2016 to give percussion students an ensemble experience outside of the band class to enhance musicianship and technical abilities. Since then, the group has grown into an essential part of Walsh Middle School Band program directed by Jennifer Bergeron and participates in many different performance opportunities across our community. Students in percussion ensemble experience repertoire and techniques beyond those found in band music allowing them to develop into well-rounded percussionists before reaching high school. The ensemble is comprised of students in the seventh and eighth grades and meet twice a week after school. Students can also participate in the Walsh Middle School Steel Drum Ensemble, which meets once a week after school and is directed by Carolyn Trowbridge.
Keyboard

Svet Stoyanov

11:00 AM 11:50 AM Room 109



Keyboard Masterclass

Currently serving as Director and Associate Professor of Percussion Studies at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music, Svet Stoyanov has performed more than one thousand recitals and has presented over two hundred masterclasses worldwide. Winner of the prestigious Concert Artists Guild International Competition, he was also presented with the Johns Hopkins University Alumni Award. Stoyanov’s career highlights include solo concerto appearances with the Chicago, Seattle, and American Symphony Orchestras, as well as solo performances in Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, and Taiwan National Concert Hall. A passionate advocate for contemporary music, he has commissioned and premiered a significant body of works by composers such as Mason Bates and Andy Akiho. Stoyanov is a proud member of The Percussion Collective. With this group, he performed the world premiere of Garth Neustadter’s Seaborne. Stoyanov will join The Percussion Collective for upcoming chamber music concerts in Bejing and Shanghai, China, as well as concerto performances with the Baltimore, Oregon, and Colorado Symphony Orchestras. An upcoming project of Stoyanov’s features the release of multiple audio/video recordings under the umbrella of Elemental Culture. This project features cinematographic capturing of recording sessions. Among the featured works is a recording of “Passacaglia” by Anna Ignatowicz Glińska in collaboration with Katarzyna Mycka.
Education

Eric Willie

11:00 AM 11:50 AM Room 205



SD FUNdamentals: Are you sure you're getting enough?

Eric Willie
Eric Willie has performed as a soloist throughout Europe, South America, and the United States. In addition to his solo projects, Willie performs with the LegalWood and Nief-Norf Projects, as well as serving as a member of the percussion sections of the Winston-Salem Symphony and New Hampshire Music Festival. Currently, Willie serves as Associate Professor of Percussion Studies at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro.

Sponsors: Black Swamp Percussion LLC, Evans Drumheads, Innovative Percussion, Meinl Cymbals, Pearl Corporation
Meeting

Diversity Alliance Meeting

11:00 AM 12:00 PM Westin Capitol 2

Open to the public.
Marching

PAS Rudiment Training

11:00 AM 01:00 PM Outside Expo

Come test your knowledge of the rudiments this year at PASIC 2018. Become certified by PAS by participating in an interactive training session with top marching percussion educators.

Bring your sticks and chops, and stop by the training session to get PAS Rudiment Certified.

All participants will receive a free deck of PAS Rudiment Playing Cards!
Sticks, pads, and metronomes will be available for use. No fee to participate.
Education 

"A day in the life" (the journey of a Broadway pit musician)

12:00 PM 01:30 PM Room 105

Sneak Peak!   🎥 https://vimeo.com/300412948



Clinic / Performance

Andres Patrick Forero
Percussionist Andres Patrick Forero is a Tony, Grammy, and Emmy Award winner, who was hailed as a musical prodigy by the age of twelve. Early in his musical career, Forero was asked to take the prestigious title of jazz ambassador to the United States through the United Nations. He has traveled to Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan on several occasions as a peace leader, where he continues to be actively involved today. Over the past twenty-four years, he has traveled the world and has performed and/or recorded with such artists and groups as Max Roach, Paquito D'Rivera, William Cepeda, Sean Kingston, Alicia Keys, Rolando Morales-Matos, Luis Bonilla, and Phish. In 2002, Forero connected with Tony award-winning composer and lyricist Lin Manuel Miranda and Grammy award-winning composer Alex Lacamorie. He played a key role in the development of the drum/percussion books for the musicals In the Heights and Bring it On, and performed on the original cast recordings of both musicals as well. He also performed in the first national tour of The Book of Mormon. In 2015, Forero once again joined Miranda and Lacamorie for the development of Hamilton, An American Musical, where he spent several months with the company during its off Broadway run and also is featured on the original cast recording. In 2016, Hamilton won the Grammy Award for Best Original Cast Recording and has since been certified triple platinum. Forero has been the studio drummer for the award-winning children's television show, The Electric Company, a Sesame Street Production since 2009.

Sponsors: Andres Forero—Hamilton: GonBops, Remo, Inc., Sabian, Ltd., Sonor, Vic Firth, Yamaha - DTX
Larry Lelli—Come from away: Futuresonics In-Ear Monitors, Latin Percussion, Puresonic Snare Wires, Remo, Inc., Sabian, Ltd.,
Kelly Shu, Vic Firth, Yamaha Corporation of America
Sean McDaniel—Frozen: Drum Workshop, Evans, Sabian, Ltd., Vic Firth
Rolando Morales-Matos—Lion King: Evans, Pearl/Adams, Vic Firth, Zildjian
New Percussion Literature Showcase 

Northern Illinois University Percussion Ensemble

12:00 PM 12:50 PM Room 120



New Percussion Literature Showcase

Northern Illinois University (NIU) Percussion Ensemble
The award-winning Northern Illinois University (NIU) Percussion Ensemble is the principal vehicle through which NIU percussion majors are afforded critical chamber music experience. Ensemble members are exposed to demanding repertoire in contemporary, classical, multi-media, and a myriad of world music genres and styles. Each year the ensemble provides four performances for the NIU community as well as many off-campus performances. Notable appearances include the International Festival of Percussion Ensembles in San José, Costa Rica (2009 and 2017), PASICs (2009, 2013, 2014, 2018), PAS Illinois Chapter/IMEA Days of Percussion (2005, 2009, 2017), and community events such as the annual Northwestern Medicine Hospice’s Transformation Through Rhythm (since 2011).

Sponsors: Adams Musical Instruments, Evans/D’Addario, Innovative Percussion, Northern Illinois University, Pearl Corporation, Sabian, Ltd.
20181117 NIU NLS PASIC 2018 PROGRAM.pdf Download Link
Health & Wellness

Health & Wellness Panel Discussion

12:00 PM 12:50 PM Room 201

Panel Discussion: Improving students’ mental health & wellness during concert and marching seasons.

Moderator: Brad Meyer
Panelists: James Campbell, Eric Willie, Joe Hobbs, and Laurel Black
Meeting
Technology

Music Technology Committee Meeting

12:00 PM 01:30 PM Room 113

Open to the public.
Interactive Drumming

Rhythm! Discovery Day

12:00 PM 12:50 PM Room 209

BE THE FACILITATOR
Scott Cincotta
Drum Set
FUNdamentals

Gregg Bissonette

01:00 PM 01:50 PM Ballroom 500



Drumset FUNdamentals: The Complete Drumset Player: Well-Rounded From the Start

Gregg Bissonette
Drumset artist Gregg Bissonette has played with such artists and groups as Ringo Starr, David Lee Roth, James Taylor, Santana, Don Henley, Joe Satriani, Andrea Bocelli, and Manardy Ferguson. Since 2008, Bissonette has toured and performed with Ringo Starr's "All Starr Band" at venues around the world. He played on Larry Carlton’s and Steve Lukather’s CD No Substitutions, recorded live in Osaka, Japan and won a Grammy Award for “Best Pop Instrumental Album” in 2002. Bissonette also played on Santana’s Grammy-winning album Supernatural, including the tune “El Farol,” which was named “Best Pop Instrumental” at the 2000 Grammy Awards. Bissonette has three solo CDs to his credit including the self-titled Gregg Bissonette, Submarine, and Warning Will Robinson. In 2006, he released the DVD set “Musical Drumming in Different Styles.” Bissonette recently recorded video lessons for Kennan Wylie’s “Drumset Method, Book 1 and Book 2” published by Hal Leonard.

Sponsors: Hal Leonard Corporation, Vic Firth
Education 

Frank Epstein

01:00 PM 01:50 PM Room 205



Cymbals Lab

Frank Epstein
Percussionist Frank Epstein received his Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Southern California (USC) and his Master of Music degree from the New England Conservatory of Music (NEC). Upon graduation from USC, Epstein joined the San Antonio Symphony Orchestra as Assistant Timpanist/Percussionist for two seasons. In 1968 while a student at the NEC, he auditioned for and won a section percussion position with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, where he served for 43 years. Epstein was a faculty member and served as Director of Percussion at the Tanglewood Music Center for more than 20 years. He has been on the faculty of the NEC since 1968, where he also founded and continues to direct the NEC Percussion Ensemble. Epstein has recorded with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, and Boston Pops, as well as with Collage New Music, a contemporary music ensemble he founded in 1972 and served as its music director for 20 years. In 1996, he was awarded a Presidential Commendation from the NEC for his work with Collage New Music. Epstein has a long-standing relationship with the Avedis Zildjian Company, where he has been both a consultant on product development and a clinician throughout the United States and Europe. An entrepreneur himself, he has developed a number of high-end percussion instruments including his symphonic castanets. Epstein’s influential method book, “Cymbalisms: A Complete Guide for the Orchestral Cymbal Player,” was first published in 2009.

Sponsor: Zildjian
Marching

Matt Jordan

01:00 PM 02:00 PM Room 109



Marching Clinic: Utilizing Apple MainStage in the Marching Arts

Matt Jordan is currently the Concert Percussion Marketing Manager for Pearl Corporation/Adams Musical Instruments, and Adjunct Professor of Percussion at Middle Tennessee State University. He has earned the Doctor of Music degree from the Florida State University, a Master’s degree from the University of North Texas, as well as a Bachelor’s degree from Middle Tennessee State University. Matt is also currently the front ensemble arranger for Music City Mystique, and the Music Coordinator and Electronics Designer for the Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps.Matt has worked as a percussion arranger with a number of DCI and WGI groups, including the Phantom Regiment (2011-2014), Carolina Crown (2015), and Spirit of Atlanta (2007-2010, 2018). He is also very involved at the scholastic level as an arranger for indoor drumlines and marching bands, having written for groups such as Max Percussion (Bangkok, Thailand), Bangkok Society Drumline, Franklin High School, Science Hill High School, McGavock High School, Dobyns-Bennett High School, and Father Ryan High School. As a performer, Matt plays regularly with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra, and has also performed with Intersection Contemporary Music Ensemble, Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, San Angelo Symphony, Eastern Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Tennessee Philharmonic. While at North Texas, Matt performed with the world-renowned UNT Wind Symphony, as well as the One o'Clock and Two o'Clock Lab Bands. Matt was the timpanist of The Cavaliers (2003-04) and Music City Mystique (2000-05) and in 2004, he received 1st place in both the DCI and PAS Timpani Individuals competitions. Matt also travels abroad frequently, having performed in Mexico, China, South Korea, Hong Kong, Macau, and Japan. In the summer of 2010 he traveled to Ghana in West Africa to study Ewe drumming. Matt's major influences include Dr. John W. Parks IV, Dr. Robert Schietroma, Christopher Deane, Mark Ford, Lalo Davila, Erik Johnson, Leigh Howard Stevens, Christopher Norton, John Feddersen, and Bill Wiggins. As an employee at Pearl/Adams, Matt has helped design a number of percussion products. He was especially instrumental in the development of two landmark products, the Pearl Multi-Fit Bass Drum Legs, and the Pearl EM1 malletSTATION electronic mallet percussion MIDI controller.

Interactive Drumming

Rhythm! Discovery Day

01:00 PM 01:50 PM Room 209

MARIMBAS - LETS HAVE A MELODIC CONVERSATION!
Brandon Cruz
Ensemble

New Jersey Percussion Ensemble with Glen Velez

02:00 PM 02:50 PM Sagamore Ballroom



Daytime Showcase Concert

New Jersey Percussion Ensemble-Peter Jarvis and Payton MacDonald
The Grammy Award-nominated New Jersey Percussion Ensemble is in residence at William Paterson University. Raymond DesRoches founded the ensemble in 1968 and directed it into the 1990s. Peter Jarvis assumed leadership until 2018, at which point he now co-directs the ensemble with Payton MacDonald. Because of the ensemble’s commitment to the proclamation and high-level performances of percussion repertoire, numerous pieces have been written for, premiered by, and recorded by the group. The New Jersey Percussion Ensemble has appeared in the United States and Europe as guests of such organizations as the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, San Francisco Symphony, Gaudeamus Foundation, Radio Denmark, and Composers Concordance. The group can be heard on Nonesuch, Composer’s Recording Inc., Music and Arts, Koch International, Desoto, New World, NAXOS, the Composers Guild of New Jersey, and Capstone recording labels.

Glen Velez
Glen Velez is a 4-time Grammy Award-winning acclaimed soloist and regarded as the founding father of the modern frame drum movement. Velez is the first percussionist to gain international recognition as a solo artist and composer using frame drums. In 2014, he was inducted into the PAS Hall of Fame. For over four decades, Velez has brought a new genre of drumming and composition to the contemporary music scene by creating his own performance style, inspired by years of studying frame-drumming techniques from various cultures. Velez’s virtuosic combinations of hand movements, finger techniques, along with his original compositional and teaching style called “Handance Method,” which incorporates stepping, drum language, and Central Asian Overtone singing (split-tone singing), has undoubtedly opened new possibilities for musicians around the globe, resulting in a shift in modern percussion. After many years performing and recording with the Steve Reich Ensemble and the Paul Winter Consort, Velez maintains an international touring schedule presenting his original music as a soloist and with various ensembles including TRIO GLOBO with Grammy Award-winners Howard Levy and Eugene Friesen and ta ki Ta Trio with Chitravina N. Ravikiran.

Sponsors: Malletech LLC/Marimba Productions, Inc., Pearl/Adams, Sabian
World

Karl Perazzo and Paoli Mejias

02:00 PM 02:50 PM Wabash Ballroom





Clinic / Performance: Latin Percussion Rhythm Section: Artistry and Chemistry

As a youngster, Karl Perazzo dreamed of one day performing with Santana. In 1991, his dream was realized when he began playing timbales with the group. In addition to Santana, Perazzo has performed and recorded with such artists and groups as Cal Tjader, Malo, Ray Obiedo, Prince, Andy Narell, Mariah Carey, Dizzy Gillespie, Phish, The United Nations Orchestra, and John Lee Hooker. He also serves as bandleader of the San Fransico-based Avance Salsa Band. In addition to performing and recording, Perazzo is an in demand teacher and clinician. Along with former Santana conguero Raul Rekow, Perazzo is featured in Latin Percussion's popular instructional video “From Afro-Cuban to Rock,” which breaks down the complex musical rhythms of Cuban percussion.


Paoli Mejias
Percussionist and Latin Grammy Award nominee Paoli Mejias, is known for his work in the Latin jazz and salsa genres. As a bandleader, Mejias fuses straight-ahead jazz with African, Mediterranean, and Caribbean folkloric rhythms to create a new dimension of Latin jazz that is global, energetic, and modern. He has performed for more than 20 years alongside such artists as Tito Puente, Dave Samuels, Dave Valentin, Paquito D'Rivera, Chick Corea, David Sanchez, Danilo Perez, and Eddie Palmieri. In addition to his Grammy-nominated CD recording Mi Tambor, he released follow-up CDs entitled Transcend (2006) and Jazzambia (2008). Mejias’ DVD project Paoli Mejias De Jazzambia A Mi Tambor El Concierto was released in the fall of 2011 and featured Mejias performing new and previous works from his first three CD recordings with well-known Puerto Rican musicians.


Mijias Sponsors: Latin Percussion, Remo, Inc., Sabian, Vater

Perazzo Sponsors: Latin Percussion, Gibraltar Hardware, Remo, Inc. Sabian, Vater
Demo Room

BPDL Presentation #2 Russ Miller

02:00 PM 03:00 PM Room 210

PAS Meetings

PAS Leadership Academy Meeting

02:00 PM 03:00 PM Westin Capitol 2

Open to the public.
Interactive Drumming

Rhythm! Discovery Day

02:00 PM 02:50 PM Room 209

RHYTHM GAMES!
Kim Brower
Ensemble

Ju Percussion Group

03:00 PM 03:50 PM Room 120



International Showcase Concert: New Generation of Ju Percussion Group from Taiwan

The Ju Percussion Group (JPG), founded by percussionist Ju, Tzong-Ching in January 1986, comprises 15 talented percussionists and 1 composer in residence. The group devotes itself to performance, education and percussion promotion. JPG has become known worldwide for its innovative blends of the East and West, traditional and contemporary.The members possess transcendental virtuosity in playing Western Percussion instruments as well as different forms of traditional Asian music. Through more than 3,000 domestic and international performances, it has greatly expanded Taiwan’s presence on the international percussion map. To date, the group has played in 33 different countries around the world, cultivating more than 130,000 percussion learners by means of its instruction system. Besides, the group has been commissioned to create as many as 230 pieces so far. The growth of Ju Percussion Group is, so to speak, a reflection of how contemporary percussion develops on the island.

Sponsors: Ministry of Culture of Taiwan, R.O.C., National Culture and Arts Foundation of Taiwan, R.O.C.
Education

Dan McGuire

03:00 PM 03:50 PM Room 204



Professional Development: How to Cultivate Culture: The Keys to a Successful Program

Dan McGuire
Dan McGuireserves as Director of the Science Hill "Hilltopper" Marching Band and Director of Percussion for Johnson City Schools. His responsibilities include the coordination of the Hilltopper Marching Band, Marching Drumline, and all percussion classes grades 6 through 12. McGuire holds a bachelor’s degree in music education and a master’s degree in education from East Tennessee State University. During his tenure, the Science Hill Percussion Ensemble has garnered awards such as winning the Black Swamp Percussion Ensemble Showcase and the PAS International Percussion Ensemble Competition as well as selection for performance at the 2018 Midwest Clinic. McGuire’s students have garnered honors such as winning the Tennessee Statewide Solo Percussion Competition for Marimba, Rudimental Snare Drum, and Concert Snare Drum as well as participating in DCI Top-12 Drum Corps, Tennessee Governor’s School for the Arts, regional honor bands, and the Tennessee All-State Band. As a clinician, McGuire has appeared at several universities in the southeastern United States and provided educational articles for Percussive Notes and as part of the Black Swamp Sound Solution Project. McGuire currently holds the position of Vice President for the Tennessee Chapter of PAS.

Sponsors: Black Swamp Percussion LLC, Innovative Percussion, Pearl Corporation
Symphonic

Matt Strauss

03:00 PM 03:50 PM Room 205



Clinic: WHY NOT DO BOTH? The Symbiotic Nature of Timpani and Percussion

Matthew Strauss
Matthew Strauss currently serves as Associate Principal Timpanist/Section Percussionist with the Houston Symphony Orchestra as well as Associate Professor of Percussion at Rice University, Visiting Lecturer at the University of Miami's Frost School of Music, and faculty member at the Texas Music Festival at the University of Houston. He also has performed with such orchestras as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (2002-2003 and 2003-2004 seasons), Philadelphia Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, and Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Solo appearances include performances with such orchestras as the Akron Symphony, Reading Symphony Orchestra, and Delaware Symphony Orchestra. An active chamber musician, Strauss has performed with such groups and/or at such festivals as the Chicago Chamber Musicians, Foundation For Modern Music, Bard Festival Chamber Players, and Skaneateles Music Festival. He has participated in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's contemporary chamber series, Music Now, under the batons of Pierre Boulez and Esa-Pekka Salonen. Strauss has presented masterclasses and clinics at numerous schools, festivals, and conventions such as the Aspen Music Festival, Northwestern University, Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel, and previous PASICs. He received his bachelor’s degree in percussion performance from the Juilliard School and his master’s degree in performance from Temple University.
Drum Set

Nate Smith

03:00 PM 03:50 PM Room 105



Drum Set Clinic: POCKET CHANGE: Playing Improvisational Groove

Ira Nathaniel “Nate” Smith is an American drummer, composer, songwriter, and producer. Born and raised in Chesapeake, Virginia, his musical talent was apparent at eleven years of age. After finishing high school, he went on to earn a percussion performance scholarship and pursued his musical studies at James Madison University. Smith received a Bachelor of Science degree in Media Arts and Design in 1997. While still in college, he was recruited by jazz singer Betty Carter to participate in her esteemed Jazz Ahead program, which has produced an impressive list of alumni including Jason Moran, Cyrus Chestnut, Jacky Terrason, and Casey Benjamin. After college, Smith was invited to continue his studies at Virginia Commonwealth University as a member of the Carpenter Fellowship Program.

Sponsors: Evans Drumheads, Ludwig/Musser Percussion, Zildjian 
Interactive Drumming

Rhythm! Discovery Day

03:00 PM 03:50 PM Room 209

JOIN THE BUCKET DRUMLINE!
Brandon Cruz
Drum Set

Todd Sucherman

04:00 PM 04:50 PM Ballroom 500



Clinic

Todd Sucherman
Throughout the 1990s, Todd Sucherman established himself as a “first call” session drummer in Chicago as well as being involved in several bands and projects that included all genres of music. From 1993 to 1997, he could be heard on thousands of television and radio spots and many other recordings. Since 1996 Sucherman has filled the “drum chair” for the multi-platinum rock band Styx. In the twenty-two years he's spent with the band, they've recorded several CDs and toured the world performing an average of a hundred shows a year. Sucherman still finds time for other performance and recording projects and/or touring with such notable artists as Brian Wilson, Paul McCartney, Peter Cetera, Michael Bolton, Brian Culbertson, Tommy Shaw, Taylor Mills, and Jerry Goodman. Sucherman is a sought after clinician and educator. Additionally, his instructional DVD series, “Methods and Mechanics I & II” received critical acclaim and awards from NAMM and Modern Drummer.

Sponsors: Pearl Corporation, Pro-Mark/D’Addario, Remo, Inc., Sabian. Ltd.
Marching

The Boston Crusaders

04:00 PM 04:50 PM Wabash Ballroom



Clinic / Performance: A Day in the Life of a DCI Percussion Section 

Boston Crusaders Drum & Bugle Corps-Colin McNutt and Dr. Iain Moyer
Founded in 1940, the Boston Crusaders Drum & Bugle Corps, is the third oldest junior drum & bugle corps in the nation and proud to be a founding member of Drum Corps International (DCI). The corps, composed entirely of brass players, percussionists, and color guard members under the age of 22, travels over 10,000 miles each summer, performing in more than 40 competitions and exhibitions before a combined audience of over 300,000 fans.
Colin McNutt is the Director of Percussion for the Boston Crusaders Drum & Bugle Corps. He additionally serves the Boston Crusaders in the roles of Music Program Coordinator, Music Designer, and Percussion Designer.
Dr. Iain Moyer is the Front Ensemble Arranger for the Boston Crusader Drum & Bugle Corps and oversees all aspects of the Front Ensemble program.

Sponsors: Remo, Inc., Vic Firth, Yamaha Corporation of America, Zildjian
Meeting

Developing your PASIC Application

04:00 PM 05:00 PM Room 201

Presenters: 

Joshua Simonds
PAS Executive Director

Dr. Paul Buyer
PAS 2nd Vice President 
Interactive Drumming

Closing Drum Circle

04:00 PM 05:00 PM Serpentine Lobby

Education

Encore Performance! Featuring Rolando Morales-Matoso - "A day in the life" (the journey of a Broadway pit musician)

04:15 PM 05:15 PM Room 105

Sneak Peak! 🎥 https://vimeo.com/300412948



Clinic / Performance

Andres Patrick Forero
Percussionist Andres Patrick Forero is a Tony, Grammy, and Emmy Award winner, who was hailed as a musical prodigy by the age of twelve. Early in his musical career, Forero was asked to take the prestigious title of jazz ambassador to the United States through the United Nations. He has traveled to Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan on several occasions as a peace leader, where he continues to be actively involved today. Over the past twenty-four years, he has traveled the world and has performed and/or recorded with such artists and groups as Max Roach, Paquito D'Rivera, William Cepeda, Sean Kingston, Alicia Keys, Rolando Morales-Matos, Luis Bonilla, and Phish. In 2002, Forero connected with Tony award-winning composer and lyricist Lin Manuel Miranda and Grammy award-winning composer Alex Lacamorie. He played a key role in the development of the drum/percussion books for the musicals In the Heights and Bring it On, and performed on the original cast recordings of both musicals as well. He also performed in the first national tour of The Book of Mormon. In 2015, Forero once again joined Miranda and Lacamorie for the development of Hamilton, An American Musical, where he spent several months with the company during its off Broadway run and also is featured on the original cast recording. In 2016, Hamilton won the Grammy Award for Best Original Cast Recording and has since been certified triple platinum. Forero has been the studio drummer for the award-winning children's television show, The Electric Company, a Sesame Street Production since 2009.

Sponsors: Andres Forero—Hamilton: GonBops, Remo, Inc., Sabian, Ltd., Sonor, Vic Firth, Yamaha - DTX
Larry Lelli—Come from away: Futuresonics In-Ear Monitors, Latin Percussion, Puresonic Snare Wires, Remo, Inc., Sabian, Ltd.,
Kelly Shu, Vic Firth, Yamaha Corporation of America
Sean McDaniel—Frozen: Drum Workshop, Evans, Sabian, Ltd., Vic Firth
Rolando Morales-Matos—Lion King: Evans, Pearl/Adams, Vic Firth, Zildjian
Evening Concert

Victor Wooten Trio featuring Dennis Chambers

05:30 PM 07:00 PM Sagamore Ballroom





Victor Wooten is an award-winning bassist and entrepreneur as well as a published author, respected pedagogue, and naturalist. In addition to winning five Grammy awards, he is a founding member of the Grammy Award-winning band Béla Fleck and the Flecktones. He continues to record and perform with such artists and groups as Béla Fleck, Chick Corea, The Dave Matthews Band, SMV (Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller, Victor Wooten), The Wooten Brothers, and with his own band The Victor Wooten Band. His novel The Music Lesson: A Spiritual Search for Growth Through Music (Berkley Publishing Group/Penguin USA Inc.) has become a “must-read” book for musicians worldwide. The Music Lesson offers a natural path to music, life, and creativity and has been translated into four additional languages. Several years ago Wooten and his wife built a retreat center near Nashville, TN with the sole purpose of helping kids and adults improve their lives. Wooten was hired in 2015 by the Berklee College of Music as Performance Scholar in Residence. He teaches at Berklee every month and is the Co-Director of the Victor Wooten/Berklee Summer Bass Program.
Dennis Chambers began drumming when he was four years old and then performing in Baltimore-area nightclubs by the age of six. He was recruited in 1981 by the Sugar Hill Label to be the "house drummer." Chambers has played with many of the major figures in jazz-fusion music. He has recorded and/or performed with such artists and groups as John Scofield, George Duke, Brecker Brothers, Santana, Parliament/Funkadelic, John McLaughlin, Niacin, Mike Stern, CAB, and Greg Howe. Despite a lack of formal training, Chambers has become well known among drummers for his technique and speed. He plays in a wide variety of musical genres, but is perhaps most notable for his jazz-fusion, funk, and Latin music playing.
Saxophonist, songwriter, and arranger Bob Franceschini has appeared on more than 200 albums for artists of many musical genres including Mike Stern, Paul Simon, Willie Colon, Celine Dion, Bebe Winans, Tito Puente, Tower of Power, Victor Wooten, and Tom Browne. In addition to composing and arranging, Franceschini has performed as a touring musician with Mike Stern, The Yellowjackets, Chaka Khan, Victor Wooten, George Benson, Paul Simon, Eddie Palmieri, Tom Browne, and Willie Colón.

Chambers Sponsors: Evans Drumheads, Pearl Corporation, Zildjian

Rhythm! Discovery Center

09:00 AM 05:00 PM Northwest corner of Washington and Illinois Streets

Free Admission with PASIC Badge!

PLAY
Over 150 interactive percussion instruments, like our famous 8-foot gong drum, and instruments in the soundproof practice rooms
DISCOVER
Timpani Through Time: take in timpani created as early as 1821, and learn how the past 200 years have changed this amazing instrument
EXPLORE
It's Rudimentary: a PAS Drum Rudiments Exhibit
EXPERIENCE
Drums and Drummers: see kits including those from RUSH’s 40th Anniversary Tour & Lady Gaga's Super Bowl Performance
Interactive Drumming

Drum Circle Facilitators Workshop with Greg Whitt

09:00 AM 02:00 PM Room 109



The Sunday Drum Circle Facilitation Workshop is FREE for all PASIC registrants and to the public! However, a registration is still required in order to participate. For those already purchasing a 4-Day or 1-Day Badge, simply select the Drum Circle Facilitation option upon checkout.

The Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) – Drum Circle Facilitation Workshop is a 5-hour workshop providing facilitators at any level – beginner to advanced – the opportunity to enhance their facilitation skills by learning from a world-renowned drum circle facilitator.