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  • Upcoming Events

    by Rhythm Scene Staff | Oct 05, 2020

    Heartland Marimba Online Weekend Workshop

    October 10–11

    Join Heartland Marimba Quartet and award-winning composer Jenni Brandon for a weekend jam-packed with talks on music entrepreneurship. Participants will learn about the ins and outs of growing their own careers as composers and/or performers during eight hours of classes spread over two days. Class topics include commissioning and contracts, publishing, marketing, branding, creating and running ensembles, touring, and more. 

    This event takes place during the last weekend of Jenni Brandon and Heartland Marimba’s Online Composition Festival, so participants will also have the opportunity to (virtually) meet composers from around the world. As the sessions are all scheduled outside of the workweek, this package makes for a perfect weekend deep-dive into the “outside of the practice room” side of being a professional musician. 

    Heartland Marimba has been committed to creating a viable market for the classical marimba artform since 2014. Comprised of four distinctly creative forces—Matthew Coley, Christina Cheon, Joe Millea, and Ujjal Bhattacharyya—HMQ exemplifies Heartland Marimba’s mission to develop and disseminate the classical marimba artform.

    Jenni Brandon is a composer and conductor, creating works from opera to concertos in collaboration with other musicians and artists. Her style is beautiful and lyrical, telling stories through memorable musical lines. Her award‐winning music has been performed internationally and appears on over 20 albums.

    To attend this weekend course, you will need a device with Zoom installed, as well as a stable internet connection. Tuition for the weekend workshop is $100, and the deadline for registration is October 8, 2020. For more information, visit heartlandmarimba.com/opportunities.

  • NYU Percussion Virtual Masterclass Series

    by Rhythm Scene Staff | Mar 23, 2020

    The NYU Percussion Program has moved to remote coursework for the remainder of the semester. Instead of viewing this as a negative, we have turned it into a unique experience and opportunity to connect with the top percussionists from around the world. We are thrilled to introduce the NYU Percussion Program Virtual Masterclass Series!

    These classes are not only available to our NYU Percussion Program students, but to the percussion community far and wide, for FREE! We've included the complete schedule below for spring semester; all classes will be presented via the Zoom platform. 

    There is a 100-person capacity per class (first come, first served), so advance registration is required. Complete the Google Form below a minimum of 24 hours in advance of the class, or classes, you would like to attend. You will receive an access link and meeting ID number to log-in on the day of the event. We hope you are able to join us for this unprecedented opportunity, and look forward to (virtually) seeing you at NYU in the days to come!

    REGISTER HERE FOR ALL CLASSES!

    If you have any questions, you can reach us at Jonathan Haas or Sean Statser.

    MASTERCLASS SCHEDULE (all times are EDT)

    JONATHAN SINGER
    Xylophone Extraordinaire
    Tuesday, March 24; 7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.

    SO PERCUSSION
    Percussion Quartet Legends Part I
    Wednesday, March 25; 7:00 p.m - 9:30 p.m

    JAY ROSEN AND BRIAN WILLSON
    The Mystery Brothers
    Tuesday, March 31; 7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.

    SANDBOX PERCUSSION
    Percussion Quartet Legends Part II
    Wednesday, April 1; 7:00 p.m - 9:30 p.m

    PAYTON MACDONALD
    The Sonic Divide
    Guests are encouraged to view the film in advance of Payton's class
    Tuesday, April 7; 7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.

    ERIKO DAIMO
    Marimba Masters
    Tuesday, April 14; 7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.

    THIRD COAST PERCUSSION
    Percussion Quartet Legends Part III
    Wednesday, April 15; 7:00 p.m - 9:30 p.m

    ADAM KIEFER
    Radio City Music Hall
    Tuesday, April 21; 7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.

    MATTHEW STRAUSS
    Auditioning Success 101
    Wednesday, April 22; 7:00 p.m - 9:30 p.m

    GREG LAROSA
    Orchestral Timpani
    Tuesday, April 28; 7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.

    ANDREW BEALL
    Broadway and Beyond
    Wednesday, April 29; 7:00 p.m - 9:30 p.m

  • Upcoming

    by Rhythm Scene Staff | Mar 01, 2020

    Scott Kettner and Nation Beat
    When: March 7
    Where: Rockland Conservatory of Music, New York
    Info: nationbeat.com

    Kentucky Day of Percussion
    When: March 7
    Contact: chad@chadfloyd.com

    Arizona Days of Percussion
    When: March 20–21
    Info: facebook.com/groups/ARIZPAS/

    So Percussion
    When: March 22
    Where: Big Ears Festival, Knoxville, Tenn.
    Info: bigearsfestival.org/lineup/

Contact Us

Percussive Arts Society
110 W. Washington Street Suite A 
Indianapolis, IN 46204
T: (317) 974-4488
F: (317) 974-4499
E: percarts@pas.org