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2022 Percussive Arts Society International Convention

Welcome Percussionists and Music Educators!

Our team is looking forward to meeting you at this year’s in-person PASIC convention and serving your professional needs in any way we can. Ask us about the free resources we have for you when it comes to program planning, advocacy, funding and other teaching and professional development needs.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out — we are here for you and look forward to talking about your music program.

Meet the Yamaha Drums and Percussion Team

6 members of the Yamaha Percussion Team

The Percussive Arts Society International Convention gives us an opportunity to connect with all of you and to remind you that Yamaha is your partner in music education, not just through our great instruments and professional audio products but also with resources, support and professional development. We know how difficult this past year has been as we have navigated through these uncertain times, and we want to express our appreciation and gratitude for everyone involved in making this conference possible. We want to continue to hear about your programs and learn about you and your specific needs to see how Yamaha can partner with you to help.

Stop by our booth to say hello and check out our new layout. We’re eager to talk with you about your needs as a performer, an educator or member of the percussion community. 

If you need help or have additional questions, please feel free to reach out directly to us at percussion@yamaha.com. Sign up for the Yamaha Educator newsletter to access advocacy, professional development, information on instruments, resources, partnerships in education and more.

— Jeff Shipley, Joel Tetzlaff, Matthew Rudin, Brett Siskosky, John Wittmann, Jalissa Gascho

Yamaha Performing Artist Clinics and Performances

Thursday, November 10

  • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Michael Gould: World Without Ice Installation (Room 125)
  • 10 a.m. — Brian West: Texas Christian University Percussion Ensemble, IPEC Showcase Concert (Sagamore Ballroom)
  • 11 a.m. — Justin DeHart: New Music/Research Presents: Concert B Performance of “Braided Plain Soundwalk for Riverstones and Live Electronics” (2021) by Reuben de Lautour
    (Room 120)
  • 1 p.m. — Ney Rosauro: Ney Rosauro at 70: A retrospective of his works and his approach to composition (Room 109)
         Hear these instruments: Marimba and Vibraphone
  • 2 p.m. — Pius Cheung, Patrick Roulet, Joseph Gramley: Galaxy Plays Udow (Sagamore Ballroom)
         Hear these instruments: Marimba, Vibraphone. Glockenspiel, Xylophone, Chimes
         and Concert Bass Drum
  • 5 p.m. — Dave Weckl: Drum Set Clinic/Performance (Ballroom 500)
         Hear the Absolute Hybrid Maple Drum Set.
  • 5 p.m. — Brad Meyer, Michael Burritt: Health & Wellness Panel Discussion: Hearing Loss and How It is Affecting All Percussionists (Room 201)
  • 8 p.m. — Michael Burritt: Amadinda Evening Concert (Sagamore Ballroom)
         Hear the Wooden Snare Drum

Friday, November 11

  • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Michael Gould: World Without Ice Installation (Room 125)
  • 9 a.m. — Aiyun Huang: New Music/Research: Workshop/Performance of “Windward” (2018) by David Bithelll (Room 201)
         Hear the Concert Bass Drum
  • 10 a.m. — Ney Rosauro and Kirk Gay: Ney Rosauro and Friends 70th Birthday Ensemble: A Concert Celebration of Ney Rosauro’s 50 years of Percussion Compositions with special guest conducting appearances by Jeff Moore and Jim Yakas (Sagamore Ballroom)
         Hear these instruments: Marimba, Vibraphone, Xylophone, Timpani, Impact Drums, Glockenspiel,
         Chimes, Concert Bass Drum and Drum Set
  • 11 a.m. —  Allison Miller: Drum Set Clinic: How To Practice Efficiently — The Melodic Way (Ballroom 500)
         Hear the Recording Custom Drum Set
  • 2 p.m. — Tony Nuñez: Matt Jordan, Tony Lymon and Tony Nuñez Powerhouse Arranging for Electronics (Wabash)
  • 2 p.m. — Michael Burritt: Eastman School of Music Percussion Ensemble, IPEC Showcase Concert (Sagamore Ballroom)
         Hear these instruments: Vibraphone, Timpani, Chimes and Concert Bass Drum
  • 3 p.m. — Donald Barrett: Drum Set Clinic/Performance: Inside The Groove (Ballroom 500)
         Hear the Absolute Hybrid Maple Drum Set
  • 3 p.m. — Niel DePonte: Symphonic Panel Discussion: The Changing Role of the Principal Percussionist in the Modern Symphony Orchestra (Room 201)
  • 5:00 p.m. — Robert “Sput” Searight: Clinic/Performance (BR500)
         Hear the DTX

Saturday, November 12

  • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Michael Gould: World Without Ice Installation (Room 125)
  • 9 a.m. — Shawn Galvin: FUNdamentals: Harnessing the Thunder: Musicality at the Concert Bass Drum (Room 205)
         Hear the Concert Bass Drum
  • 9 a.m. — Brian Teed: Wakeland High School Percussion Ensemble (Wabash)
         Hear these instruments: Marimba, Vibraphone and Chimes
  • 11 a.m. — Rich Stitzel: Drum Set Panel Discussion: What I Learned from the Pandemic: Part 2 — How Our Work and Careers Have Evolved Over the Past Two Years (Room 201)
  • 2 p.m. — Jake Nissly: Symphonic Lab: Dare to Play! (Room 205)
         Hear these instruments: Xylophone, Glockenspiel and Concert Bass Drum
  • 5:30 p.m. — Robert “Sput” Searight: Ghost-Note (Sagamore Ballroom)
         Hear the DTX

Virtual Sessions  

  • Friday, Nov. 18
    • 12 p.m. — Ray LeVier: Clinic: This is Your Brain on Drums, Learning Skills Faster through Breath, Zen and Neuroscience
    • 3 p.m. — David Stanoch: Clinic: Mastering the Momentum of Rhythm (…and Blues)
    • 6 p.m. — Jason Baker: Magnolia and Rosewood: The Mississippi Commissions 
  • Saturday, Nov. 19
    • 1 p.m. — Tracy Wiggins: Improvisation FUNdamentals: Making Things Up to Improve Creativity and Performance 

For a complete list of clinics and performances, visit the PASIC Schedule.

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