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09 Jun

Dr. John Parks IV to headline the Thailand Brass and Percussion Festival

Pearl Adams Concert Performing Artist , Assistant Professor of Percussion at Florida State University, will be the headlining percussion faculty member at the 2009 Thailand Brass and Percussion Conference July 29-August 1 in Bangkok. 

Dr. John Parks IV will be presenting several clinics on snare drum, tambourine, cymbals, keyboards, and timpani  over the course of the event.   In addition, Dr. Parks will present a solo recital featuring works by Bach, Gershwin, Carter, Miki, and Thomas as well as duet performances with Wannapha Yannavut, Instructor of Percussion at the College of Music, Mahidol University.   The whirlwind schedule will also include evening concerts with the Mahidol Symphony Orchestra presenting the Daugherty timpani concerto “Raise the Roof” - and culminating with Parks as an adjudicator for the finals of the first-ever cash prize  Thailand Marimba Competition as a showcase event within the Brass and Percussion Festival.  

According to Mahidol University College of Music Percussion Department Chair Daren Robbins,
“The Thailand Brass and Percussion Conference will be an exciting four-day event featuring performances, masterclasses and clinics by international guest artists and the top professionals in the Bangkok area. There will also be exhibits by many area music merchants and international instrument manufacturers. The conference will have something for everyone: students will have opportunities to learn from the experts, teachers can attend clinics to refine their pedagogical techniques, and brass and percussion lovers of any age can enjoy the daily performances featuring the international guest artists, regional artists, and Mahidol faculty.
 More information about the event can be found at