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2018 IMEA Professional Development Conference

If you’re attending the IMEA conference this week, here’s a list of performances and clinics with percussion interest you should check out!  Make sure to stop by the Chops Percussion and Paige’s Music display booth and say hello!

Performing Groups

Goshen Jazz Ensembl Friday 1/12, 11:00am
IU Jazz Ensemble Friday 1/12, 2:30pm
Creekside Middle School Friday 1/12, 2:30pm
Carmel High School Friday 1/12, 3:30pm
Day of Percussion: Brazilian Batucada Saturday 1/13, 9:00am
Concord HS Percussion Saturday 1/13, 10:00am
Decatur Central HS Percussion Saturday 1/13, 1:00pm
ISU Wind Ensemble Saturday 1/13, 3:30pm

All State Honor Ensembles

All State Jazz Band Friday 1/12, 12:00pm
Junior All State Band Saturday 1/13, 9:00am
All State Honor Band Saturday 1/13, 11:00am
All State Percussion Ensemble Saturday 1/13, 12:00pm

Clinic Sessions with Percussion Interest

Friday 1/12:
11:00am How Loud is too Loud?  A Guide to Protecting Hearing (Katrin Meidell)
12:00pm What’s in YOUR Percussion Toolbox? (Chris Crockarell, Chris Brooks)
1:00pm Musicians that happen to play Percussion (Chad Kohler)
3:30pm Put Your Marching Show on the Field in Record Time (Brad Wadkins)
Saturday 1/13:
8:00am Beginning Percussion 101 (Clayton Henady)
8:00am Common Matched Grip Problems for Beginning Percussionists (Kyle Lutes)
9:00am Get a Better Snare Drum Sound in 50 Minutes or Less (Bill Shaltis)
11:00am Using the Kinesthetic Sense to Improve Accuracy of Marimba Performance
1:00pm Engaging Students in Creating Music through Drum Circle Facilitation (K. Michelle Lewis)
1:00pm Finale 101
2:30pm Simplicity in Percussion Composition

Full details and registration can be found at imeamusic.org.

 

2018 Indiana All-State Percussion Ensemble Auditions

Audition Materials Submission Deadline: November 1, 2017

Directors and Students – We want to make you aware of this great opportunity for outstanding young percussionists, and let you know the deadline to submit applications is coming up.  Please share this with any outstanding high school percussionist that may be interested in this fantastic opportunity!  Below is the information from the IMEA website:

2018 Indiana All-State Percussion Ensemble

Performance Information
Grand Wayne Convention Center, Fort Wayne
January 11-13, 2018
Featured Guest Clinician: Ivan Trevino

IMEA, in partnership with the Percussive Arts Society and Indiana Percussion Association is pleased to present this fantastic opportunity for your percussion students! Participating students will have the opportunity to explore different genres of percussion ensemble music led by regional clinicians and featured guest Ivan Trevino.

Activities will begin on Thursday, January 11 at 1:00 PM and conclude on Saturday, January 13 by 5:00 PM. 

Audition Information

Eligibility: Students in Grades 9-12 residing in Indiana or neighboring states are eligible to apply.

Application materials: Available at the following website

http://imeamusic.org/programs-events/all-state-honor-ensembles/all-state-percussion-ensemble/

Audition Requirements:

Applicants will submit audio or video recordings of 1-2 minute excerpts from at least 2 of the following categories:

  • Snare
  • Four mallet keyboard percussion
  • Two-mallet keyboard percussion
  • Drum Set / Multiple Percussion
  • Timpani

Guidelines:

  1. Students in Grades 9-12 residing in Indiana or neighboring states are eligible to apply.
  2. Submit recordings that showcase your strengths in the given category.
  3. Use excerpts of pieces on the ISSMA Group I Solo list (or similar works) if possible.
  4. Individual selections should not be edited or spliced, but rather performed continuously. Adjudicators are more interested in hearing an honest performance than a flawless one.
  5. Attention should be given to the quality of the recording. Soloists should be more prominent than the accompaniment (if used), and the site of the recording should be as soundproof as possible.
  6. Applicants are encouraged to have their instructors and/or directors review their recordings before submission.

Questions should be directed to Dr. Marc Wooldridge / Indiana All-State Percussion Ensemble Chair / marc.wooldridge@indwes.edu / (765) 677-2038 

 For more information, please visit imeamusic.org.

For more information on Ivan Trevino, please visit Ivandrums.com.

IMEA Professional Development Conference

IMEA Professional Development Conference
January 12-14, 2017
Grand Wayne Convention Center
Ft. Wayne, Indiana

If you’re attending the IMEA conference next week, here’s a list of performances and clinics with percussion interest you should check out.  This year, there will be a special “Percussion Focus Day” on Saturday of the conference!  There is an option to purchase a one-day Saturday pass for those that might want to take advantage of this, but cannot make the previous two days.
Also, make sure to stop by the Chops Percussion/Paige’s Music booth and say hello!

Percussion Focus Day – Saturday, January 14
8:00     Clinic: Auxiliary Percussion Techniques – Jim Catalano (Ludwig/Musser)
9:00     Clinic: Fundamentals of Keyboard Percussion and Wellness – Laurel Black (James Madison Univ.)
10:00   Clinic: Designing an Effective MS/HS Percussion Curriculum – Aaron Griesser (Penn HS)
11:00   Performance: Butler University Percussion Ensemble – Jon Crabiel
1:15     Performance: All-State Percussion Ensemble
2:30     Clinic: The Fundamentals of West African Djembe and Dundun – Andy Miller (Indiana Univ.)
3:30     Clinic: My Approach to Percussion Composition – Casey Cangelosi (James Madison Univ.)

Other Conference Sessions with Possible Percussion Interest:
Friday, January 13
11:00   Performance: Ball State Wind Ensemble
12:00   Performance: All State Jazz Ensemble
1:00     Clinic: Work/Life Balance of Busy Music Teachers – Ryan Shaw, Ph.D. (Capital Univ.)
4:30     Performance: West Lafayette HS Wind Ensemble

Saturday, January 14
8:00     Clinic: Jazz Combos – How to Make It Happen! – Shawn Humphries & Peter Sampson
9:00     Performance: Junior All State Band
9:00     Clinic: Planning for Acoustics in Performing Spaces – Michael Mendoza (Wenger)
10:00   Performance: Carroll HS Jazz Ensemble
11:00   Performance: All State Honor Band
3:30     Clinic: Understand Judge Commentary and Implementing It into Your Marching Band – Andrew Cook (Carmel HS; DCI & BOA adjudicator)

 

Full details and registration can be found at conference.imeamusic.org.