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December, 20, 2022
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM




Kennan Wylie

Kennan Wylie

Making a "Percussive" Game Plan

Clinic Synopsis:

Every teacher needs an effective “game plan” for successful results. In percussion education, this plan will include items such as when to start snare drum, when to start keyboards, when to introduce rhythms , when to start rolls, when to introduce timpani, how many rudiments should be covered, and so many more decisions. A successful game plan can help you achieve these expectations.

Kennan Wylie - Biographical Information

Kennan Wylie holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Music Education from the University of North Texas. He was an adjunct professor of percussion at University of Arlington for ten years and is currently the Director of Percussion Studies at Marcus High School in Flower Mound, Texas. Under his direction over the past 30 years, the Marcus group has received national acclaim both on and off the field, including ten national championship titles at the P.A.S.I.C. Marching Competition. The drumline was part of five Texas State U.I.L. Marching Band Championships and earned top percussion in 2021. Marcus H.S. also won the 1999, 2003, and 2011 P.A.S. “Call for Tapes.” The percussion ensembles have performed at the 2006 and 2018 Midwest clinic and were selected as the 2020 Texas Honor Percussion Ensemble. Wylie is active as a performer, clinician, and adjudicator throughout the country. He has presented clinics at the Texas Music Educators Association Convention, the Midwest International Band Conference, and the Percussive Arts Society International Convention. He served as president of the Texas Percussive Arts Society from 2011–2017. Wylie is the author of the newly released Hal Leonard Complete Drum Set Method. Mr. Wylie is an educational endorser for Avedis Zildjian Cymbal Co., Innovative Percussion, D’Addario, and Yamaha Corporation.