Dr. John Wooton
Rudiments: FUNdamentals, Application, Functionality, Transferrable Technique
Snare Drum FUNdamentals
Friday, 1:00 p.m.
Dr. John Wooton is currently the Director of Percussion Studies at the University of Southern Mississippi where he teaches applied percussion and directs various percussion ensembles. Between the years 1981 and 1990, Dr. Wooton won five PASIC Marching Percussion National titles, won the PAS individual snare drumming national title, and had a long association with the Phantom Regiment Drum & Bugle Corps for which he performed, instructed, and composed. He has served on the PAS Marching Percussion Committee since 1989. Recently, through Row Loff Productions, John published a rudimental snare drum method book, DVD, and play- along CD entitled Dr. Throwdown’s Rudimental Remedies. He has also published The Drummer’s Rudimental Reference Book, and numerous solos, ensembles, and tutorial videos. Performing clinics and concerts at festivals around the world, including PASIC several times, he is also featured on www.vicfirth.com, producing over 40 videos.