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Engaging your Percussionists in the Concert Setting

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  • This clinic offers tools, techniques and ideas to develop motivation and a sense of urgency of improvement in your concert percussion section. The second half of the clinic is a demonstration of the ideal sound concepts on the primary concert percussion instruments followed by a demonstration in the manipulation of the ideal sound to fit various musical contexts.
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  • Eric Hollenbeck, Associate Professor of Percussion at Colorado State University since the fall of 2003, earned a Doctorate of Music in Percussion Performance from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Eric has performed with diverse performing organizations ranging from principal positions held in Fort Collins and Cheyenne Symphony Orchestras to appearances with the Alabama, Sinfonia De Camera, Chicago Civic, Tallahassee, Colorado, Columbus Symphony Orchestras, and as timpanist for the International Cathedral Music Festival, London, England. As a recitalist, Eric has performed in England, Ecuador, Mexico, Canada, and over thirty universities in the United States. He has presented clinics and master classes at several PAS Days of Percussion, MENC and CMEA state conventions and as a featured performer at the 1996, 2001, and 2007 Percussive Arts Society International Conventions.