The Tundra Line
Drumline Showdown, Snare Drum Competition, Drumline Clinic
Next time you're at Lambeau Field, make sure you check out The Tundra Line, the official drumline of the Green Bay Packers. This group of professional musical performers entertains fans at every Packers home game. On gamedays, you can see them performing for tailgaters before the game, in the concourse at halftime and on the field during the game.
The twenty-five member musical ensemble combines modern rudimental drumming with a lively and energetic performance style. The Tundra Line entertains football fans of all ages and backgrounds and adds an exciting live music performance element to the Lambeau Field experience. | Read More
“The Art of the Trio” - Jazz Drumset Clinic
This workshop features live interaction with three veteran jazz performers and educators. This rhythm section has performed with many internationally-renown jazz masters, including Grammy award-winning trumpeter/composer Brian Lynch, guitarist Peter Bernstein, and saxophonists Charles McPherson, Benny Golson and Phil Woods.
Topics to include time, feel and styles of jazz drumming along with musical interaction in a trio setting. Mr. Bayles has worked with such jazz artists as: Eric Alexander, Jon Faddis, Slide Hampton, Barry Harris, David Hazeltine, Brian Lynch, Jack McDuff, Bob Mintzer, Frank Morgan, James Moody, Melvin Rhyne, Charles McPherson and Ernie Watts.
Recording credits include: Luis Diaz Quintet –On the Edge, Curt Hanrahan Quintet –Hang Time, Juli Wood Quintet –Movin’ and Groovin’, Steve Wiest Big Band –Excalibur, We Six –Bird Say, Jeanne Woodall –It’s Never Too Late, Eric Jacobson–2 a.m., Hal Leonard Corporation–jazz education series.| Read More
University of Wisconsin-Madison
World Percussion Ensemble
Directed by Dr. Anthony DiSanza, Dr. Todd Hammes, & Dr. Tom Ross
The University of Wisconsin-Madison World Percussion Ensemble is dedicated to the performance of significant percussive styles from around the globe. Percussion traditions from various cultures, including Brazil, India, the Middle East & Cuba, are explored through performance and cultural research. The ensemble works to present the music performed in its traditional folkloric settings as well as creating contemporary arrangements. In 2010 the ensemble won the Percussive Arts Society International World Percussion Ensemble Competition, resulting in a feature performance at PASIC. Today’s performance will include a hands-on session during which the audience will be invited to play traditional Brazilian drumming styles. | Read More
"The Secrets of Reading Music" - Marimba Fundamentals
Rebecca Kite has been performing as a marimba soloist for over twenty-five years, appearing in concert and in clinics across the United States and in Europe, Japan and Latin America.
She has performed in such venues as Uporo Hall in Tokyo, The Kennedy Center in Washington DC, Vredenberg Hall in The Netherlands, and Sundin Hall in St. Paul, Minnesota, as well as numerous colleges, high schools, art museums and non-traditional venues across the United States.
In addition to her performance career, Kite is an internationally known percussion educator. She has taught in the master class setting and has worked with percussion students of all ages. Kite has been Artist in Residence at the Cultural Foundation for the Arts in Rio Negro Patagonia, Argentina (September 2000), The University of Miami School of Music (fall semester 1999) and at SUNY Fredonia. She has appeared as both a marimba and percussion clinician and guest artist at numerous high schools and colleges in the United States and Japan, including Toho Conservatory, Interlochen, Indiana University School of Music, The University of Missouri at Kansas City Conservatory of Music, and The University of Maryland. | Read More
Cross//Hatch is an emerging Milwaukee-based percussion group interested in exploring the rich shadings, nuances, and expressions offered through the combination of individual artistry with collaborative music making. With a core membership of Alex Wier, Andy Miller, Colin O’Day, and DeLane Doyle, the ensemble is a collective of percussionists in the Milwaukee area committed to engaging regional audiences with high-quality performances of contemporary chamber music and inspiring young musicians through interactive educational programs.| Read More
"Getting Physical With Your Sound" - Symphonic Percussion Clinic
Bring your practice pad, sticks, and a stand and be ready to get some hands-on experience as you learn to enhance your sounds on snare drum, bass drum, cymbals, keyboards, and more! Carl Storniolo is a freelance percussionist who performs with ensembles throughout the Midwest. Carl is a versatile musician with performance credits that include: contemporary music ensembles such as Present Music, Music From Almost Yesterday, and the Chamber Music Institute at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee; extra-percussionist and substitute-percussionist with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra; Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra; percussionist with touring artists such as Frank Sinatra Jr., Aretha Franklin, Johnny Mathis, Don Rickles, and many others. Carl manages, composes/arranges and performs with the Pangaea Steel Drum Group. He also performs regularly as vibraphonist, percussionist, and conga player with jazz ensembles, Latin bands, and big bands in the Milwaukee and Chicago areas. | Read More
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Directed by Alex Wier
UWM’s Percussion Ensemble offers undergraduate and graduate percussion students a curriculum that addresses a variety of instruments, techniques, and music genres. The ensemble provides students with a diverse education and guides them towards becoming versatile performers capable of playing a variety of percussion instruments in specific musical styles. | Read More
"Improvising Etudes" - Advanced Marimba Clinic
Jordan Kamps is a Chicago based percussionist currently teaching Percussion Ensemble, American Popular Music, Jazz History, Fundamentals of Music Theory, and Applied Percussion at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Outside the university, Jordan actively teaches high school marching bands in Wisconsin. He has taught groups in both the WSMA fall circuit and the MACBDA summer circuit. As a performer, Jordan has performed with such varying groups as the Extra Crispy Brass Band, Milwaukee Bucks NBA Drumline, Sleeping At Last, and Chicago Arts Orchestra. Recently, Jordan performed as a member of the backing orchestra for parts of the international tours of Evanesence, Celtic Thunder, and Lindsey Stirling. | Read More
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
Directed by Dr. Alison Shaw
The UW Oshkosh Percussion Ensemble is an exciting ensemble that performs music written specifically for percussion instruments by important composers of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. In addition, relevant transcriptions and arrangements of classical, folk and traditional music are integrated into this ensemble’s innovative programming. Designed to supplement the percussion students’ large ensemble experience, the Percussion Ensemble includes a strong chamber music component in addition to conducted works. Performances include compositions employing both traditional and non-traditional instruments in traditional and non-traditional notational systems. The concerts are always an interesting blend of the familiar and the unusual. | Read More
High School Marimba Competition Adjudicator & Clinician
Brian Baldauff is Assistant Professor of Percussion at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point where he directs the percussion ensemble, teaches applied lessons, percussion fundamentals courses, and percussion pedagogy. A bold and versatile performer, Brian performs recitals, clinics, and masterclasses across the United States. He has presented at music educator conferences and numerous PAS Days of Percussion on a multitude of topics including mallet percussion pedagogy, accessory percussion technique, and solo and ensemble literature.
He can be heard on the forthcoming release with the John Psathas Percussion Project, Volume 1 and on his debut solo album, Canyon. Additionally, he was a performer on recordings with the University of Michigan Symphony Band... | Read More
High School Percussion Ensemble Adjudicator & Clinician
Cindy Terhune started her undergraduate studies at Lawrence University studying with Dane Richeson. She then transferred to UW-Madison to study with Anthony DiSanza. She completed a bachelor’s in music education and a master’s in music performance at UW-Madison.
Cindy teaches private piano and percussion lessons to fifty students at the Terhune Music Studio. The percussion students study all of the instruments with a focus on helping prepare them to be positive contributors to their school music programs. Cindy is passionate about helping band directors engage their percussion students and looks for opportunities to connect with band directors to share her love of percussion and teaching!
Cindy teaches the Sun Prairie High School percussion ensemble and was the Assistant Director of the Sound of Sun Prairie Marching Band in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin for 19 years. She freelances as a percussion clinician (concert and rudimental) at many area school districts including Mount Horeb, Beaver Dam, Beloit Turner, Lodi, Arrowhead, and Waukesha West. Cindy is an adjudicator for Wisconsin School Music Association solo and ensemble festivals and taught a “Percussion for the Non-Percussionist” course for music teachers. | Read More
Mukwonago HS Percussion Ensemble
Directed by Emma Angoli & Rick Schadt