Yamato: Drummers of Japan Master Class

Yamato_Drummers_177pxYamato: Drummers of Japan

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

4:00 p.m.
IUP Performing Arts Center, Second Floor Rehearsal Studio

High school percussionists and their directors will be led in a hands-on workshop by members of Yamato and assisted by IUP percussion students using many of the traditional Japanese drums. Students will quickly learn how to play each of the instruments and how each is used in the various aspects of Japanese culture, culminating in playing them as an ensemble.

High school-age percussionists and their directors will benefit from this workshop as will college-age percussionists and music majors interested in historical instruments.

This workshop is in advance of the Ovations! concert being presented November 8, 2011, at 8:00 p.m. in Gorell Recital Hall.

Secondary music teachers who wish to bring percussion students should contact Dr. Michael Kingan, associate professor of music/percussion, at mkingan@iup.edu or 724-357-2897; or Jeff Wacker, associate director, Arts-in-Education, Lively Arts, at jwacker@iup.edu or 724-357-2787 (ARTS). Space is limited and will be allotted on a first-come first-served basis. We encourage you to contact us as soon as possible.