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December, 19, 2022
03:45 PM - 04:45 PM




Brian Zator

Brian Zator

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Discover the New Gems of Percussion Solo Literature

Clinic Synopsis:

The Percussion Solo Repertoire is ever-changing and evolving with the addition of many new pieces every year. With an overwhelming amount of options, selecting new pieces can be a daunting task. At this session, you will: LEARN about resources and methods to search for new pieces and hidden gems; DISCOVER new and lesser-known works at all levels through performances of repertoire; and finally, be empowered to EXPLORE pieces that stretch both you and your students through various resources.

Brian Zator - Biographical Information

Dr. Brian Zator is a Professor of Music and Director of Percussion at Texas A&M University-Commerce, having joined the faculty in 2001. He holds degrees from Baylor University, the University of Michigan, the University of North Texas, and a former student of Keiko Abe, having performed and studied with her in Japan. Dr. Zator has performed at conventions and festivals across the United States, at Carnegie Hall, and abroad in Asia, Australia, Europe, and South America. He has twoCDss released on Equilibrium Records: “Zamiki: Music for Solo Marimba” and a chamber-works CD entitled, “Zoomorphs”. Dr. Zator was also named a 2021 Co-Winner for The American Prize in Instrumental Performance. Several of his contributions to percussion education are his “Keyboard Fundamentals” book and newly released marimba solo arrangements of Minoru Miki’s “Ballades for Koto Solo”. Active within PAS, he is a Past-President, was a member of the Keyboard and Percussion Ensemble Committees, and has adjudicated multiple PAS Competitions. He is a performing artist and clinician for Innovative Percussion, Sabian, Evans, Black Swamp, Ensemble Block, and Stryvemind.