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December, 21, 2023
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM




Tracy Wiggins

Tracy Wiggins

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From the Podium: Get the Percussion Sound You Want and the Sound You Need!

Clinic Synopsis:

The area of percussion is a HUGE expanse of various instruments and sound possibilities. Percussion is so varied it can often be challenging to know exactly what sound we want or need, even for trained percussionists. This session aims to give conductors and instructors some tools to know what sounds they want to achieve, combined with some language on how to instruct their students to produce those sounds.

Tracy Wiggins - Biographical Information

Tracy Wiggins is the assistant director of bands and coordinator of the percussion program at The University of North Alabama. He has a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the HARTT School, University of Hartford. Dr. Wiggins holds a Master Degree in Percussion Performance from the University of New Mexico and a Bachelor Degree in Music Education from Oklahoma State University. He has performed with The Huntsville Symphony, Tuscaloosa Symphony, The Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra, Florence Symphony Orchestra, Carolina Philharmonic, and the Santa Fe Symphony. He has made solo appearances at universities throughout the United States and Jordan. Dr. Wiggins has presented at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention, The Midwest Clinic, and the National Conference on Percussion Pedagogy, as well as at numerous state music conferences and days of percussion. He is also an active instructor, adjudicator, and arranger for marching percussion throughout the southeast. He is an artist/endorser for Yamaha Percussion, Black Swamp Percussion, Innovative Percussion. Remo Drum Heads and Percussion, Beetle Percussion, and Sabian Cymbals.