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December, 17, 2021
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM


W 193


Oliver Molina

Oliver Molina

SHOP Talk: Keyboard Percussion Fundamentals: Sharpening Your Sight-Reading Skills

Clinic Synopsis:

This percussion pedagogy clinic will be a hands-on workshop and will require volunteers from the audience to experience the process of sight-reading. The volunteers will progress from the first steps of the beginning percussionist to developing a comprehensive approach in reading music. The session will discuss a simple outline, the 5 S’s of sight-reading (setup, sight, scales, study, success), to give students confidence to approach this valuable skill instead of shying away from it.

Oliver Molina - Biographical Information

Dr. Oliver Molina is an Assistant Professor of Music and Assistant Director of Bands at Northwestern State University of Louisiana. As an active percussion performer, educator, arranger, adjudicator, and clinician, Dr. Molina has presented and performed at various state Day of Percussion events, PASIC, NCPP, and other music conferences and festivals. He earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Percussion Performance and Pedagogy at the University of Iowa under Dr. Dan Moore. Additionally, he has is a founding member of the Omojo Percussion Duo and the Ninkasi Percussion Group. Dr. Molina currently serves as Chair for PAS Education Committee and as Vice President of the Louisiana PAS Chapter. He is a Yamaha Performing Artist and an education endorser of Vic Firth Sticks and Mallets, Remo Drum Heads, Sabian Cymbals, and Black Swamp Percussion. His professional affiliations include the Percussive Arts Society, National Association for Music Education, National Society for Steel Band Educators, and the College Music Society.