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2019 Day of Percussion

WI Percussive Arts Society
Mukwonago High School

Saturday April 13, 2019

Cindy Terhune

High School Percussion Ensemble Adjudicator & Clinician

12:00pm-4:00pm | Performing Arts Center

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.

She has performed as a section percussionist with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra and Madison

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Symphony Orchestra, and was principal percussionist in the Beloit-Janesville Symphony. She performed the Hovhaness xylophone concerto, “Fantasy on Japanese Woodprints,” with the Beaver Dam Community Orchestra. 

Cindy premiered Dave Hollinden's multiple percussion concerto, "what clarity?", with the University of Wisconsin-Madison Percussion Ensemble in 2005 and was a member of the percussion quartet accompanying soloist Anthony DiSanza performing "Concerto for Darabukka and Percussion Quartet" on his CD "On the Nature Of..." 


Cindy is married to Ian Melrose and has three young children who enjoy the musical playground in her studio.

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