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Mark Yancich

Mark Yancich

Top Tips for Improved Timpani Tone

Clinic Synopsis:

Join Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Principal Timpanist Mark Yancich for this informative clinic designed to help your timpanists of all levels to improved their tone production on the timpani. Topics covered will include stick choice, grip, stroke, playing position and more - we'll explore all of the aspects to help make a player sound better. It's that simple!

Mark Yancich - Biographical Information

Timpanist of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Mark Yancich is a clinician, chamber musician, soloist, music publisher and teaches at Emory University where he annually hosts the Mark Yancich Timpani Class and The Atlanta Percussion Seminar. Mr. Yancich studied at the Cleveland Institute of Music with Cloyd Duff and prior to obtaining his position in Atlanta, he was timpanist and principal percussion of orchestras in Maracaibo and Caracas, Venezuela, as well as in the Lake Placid (NY) Sinfonietta. Mark can be heard on over 100 ASO recordings, including most of the great choral/orchestral repertoire with Robert Shaw conducting. He is featured on the performance video of James Oliverio's "Timpani Concerto #1," as well as the Art of Timpani educational videos, "Changing & Tuning Plastic Timpani Heads," "Tucking Calfskin Timpani Heads with Cloyd Duff," and "Sewing Felt Timpani Sticks."