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08 Apr

Timothy K. Adams 2011 Spring Clinics

Timothy K. Adams, chair of the percussion department at the University of Georgia, presented timpani clinics at the Arizona Pas Spring Days of Percussion and Concordia College Day of Percussion. The AZ Days of Percussion were held on March 25-26 at Arizona State University, the event brought in more than 100 attendees from Arizona.    The entire two day event featured many different percussion performance areas, including a percussion ensemble and solo festival, a high school honors percussion ensemble, and guest clinicians.  Concordia College Day of Percussion hosted over 1,000 attendees from five US states and Canada on April 10, 2011. 

Adams' timpani clinic, presented on both Adams Professional Timpani and Adams Philharmonic Light Timpani in AZ and Philharmonic Light Timpani at Concordia, covered a wide variety timpani related topics.  Covering mallet choice, articulation, musical interpretation, dampening, and tuning, Tim gave the audience an important timpani groundwork, informed by his 28 years as the Principal Timpanist of many symphony orchestras, including 15 years with the Pittsburgh Symphony.