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More for Less: Cost-effective Ways to Significantly Improve the Sound of Your Concert Percussion Instruments (and Percussionists)

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  • This session will provide the music educator with simple and inexpensive ways to maximize the lifespan and sound quality of his/her existing concert percussion equipment. Attendees will also learn selected performance techniques as well as strategies to help promote student ownership of the maintenance process.
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  • Kristopher Keeton is the Assistant Professor of Percussion at Virginia Commonwealth University. He is a member of the Sympatico Percussion Group and serves on the Percussive Arts Society Keyboard Committee. Keeton has appeared as a performer and soloist at multiple Percussive Arts Society International Conventions and in Europe with the Swedish percussion ensemble Global Percussion Network. He made his Carnegie Hall debut in March 2008, performing as featured soloist with the VCU Wind Ensemble. Keeton is a former member of the Eastern Philharmonic Orchestra, Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Owensboro Symphony Orchestra, and Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps. As an artist/clinician, Keeton has appeared in multiple settings in the U.S. and Europe, including music festivals, universities, state music conferences, and PAS Days of Percussion.