The 28th Annual Minnesota
DAY OF PERCUSSION
Saturday, April 7, 2018
8:30 a.m. Registration begins
8:50 a.m. Welcome/Opening Remarks by Dr. David P. Eyler
9:00 a.m. Julie Hill - Drum Circle Activity
10:00 a.m. Jonathan Sharp - The Solo Percussionist's Electronic Toolbox Presentation
11:00 a.m. Quey Percussion Duo Performance
Julie Hill - Creativity, Improvisation, and World Music with Instruments Commonly Found in your Band Room Clinic
NOON-1:30 p.m. Lunch (on your own)
1:30 p.m. Bernie Dresel with Concordia Jazz Ensemble I Performance
2:00 p.m. Bernie Dresel Drum Set Clinic
3:00 p.m. Julie Hill The Black Music of Brazil Presentation
4:00 p.m. Concordia Percussion Ensemble, Marimba Choir and Viva Marimba
Performance featuring Bernie Dresel and Julie Hill
5:30 p.m. Presentation of Door Prizes (must be present to win)
2018 Guest Performers
Bernie Dresel has been one of the busiest studio and live musicians as both a drummer and percussionist since moving to Los Angeles in 1983 after graduating from the prestigious Eastman School of Music. He has traveled the world, occupying the coveted drum chair for Grammy Award-winning Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band since its inception in 1999 until 2015. And also, for an overlapping 15 years (1992 to 2006), he was the drummer for the multi-Grammy Award-winning Brian Setzer Orchestra. Modern Drummer magazine’s readers’ poll named Bernie “Best Big Band Drummer” and Drum! Magazine has put him on their list of “53 Drummers Who Made a Difference in the ‘90s” as well as honoring him with a Drummie for Best Big Band Drummer. Bernie was co-writer for both volumes of Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band Play-Along Series For Drums.
Currently Bernie Dresel’s jazz orchestra, The BBB featuring Bernie Dresel, is one of Los Angeles’ most exciting large jazz ensembles. The band recently released their debut record entitled Live N’ Bernin’.
Bernie’s credits with respect to TV and movie soundtracks include The Simpsons, Family Guy, American Dad, Animaniacs, Ugly Betty, Dallas, Beverly Hills 90210, Coco, Planet of the Apes, Jurassic World, Zootopia, Cars 2, Despicable Me 3, American Sniper, and several Star Trek and Mission Impossible movies. He has also performed at many of the awards shows, such as the American Music Awards, Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild Awards, Emmy Awards, as well as the Jerry Lewis’ MDS Labor Day Telethons.
Bernie has recorded/performed with numerous artists from all genres: A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor, Maynard Ferguson, Chaka Khan, Andrea Bocelli, Ringo Starr, Brian Wilson, Seth MacFarlane, Dixie Chicks, Miley Cyrus, Barry Manilow, James Brown, Jonas Brothers, LeAnn Rimes, David Sanborn, James Taylor and Frank Sinatra, to name a few.
Alex Acuna says, “Bernie is one of the great drummer/percussionists of his generation. He plays and reads all styles of music including classical percussion so well. I always enjoy playing sessions with him!”
Bernie is a clinician for Sabian Cymbals, Vic Firth and Craviotto Drums of Chicago.
Dr. Jonathan Sharp is currently Assistant Professor of Percussion at Iowa State University where he teaches private lessons, percussion methods, percussion pedagogy and literature, and directs the percussion ensemble. He is a highly regarded percussion artist and educator with an extensive and diverse teaching background, holding previous faculty appointments at Morehead State University (Kentucky) and Centre College. Dr. Sharp has performed concerts throughout the United States, Europe and Asia, and has performed with a wide variety of ensembles, including the Chamber Orchestra Kremlin, the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra, the Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Pops Orchestra, the Sinfonia Da Camera, and Pink Martini. He was also a member of the Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps snare line in 2005.
An advocate of electro-acoustic music, Dr. Sharp remains active in commissioning and premiering new works for percussion and electronics. He has been a guest clinician and performer at PAS Days of Percussion throughout the Midwest and the South, presenting electro-acoustic solo percussion music. Jonathan also frequently tours schools presenting recitals, workshops, and clinics on topics including electro-acoustic percussion, contemporary marimba, multiple percussion, concert snare drum, and marching percussion. His writing has been published by the PAS Educator’s Companion, the Percussive Arts Society’s pedagogical journal. Jonathan also recently recorded an album entitled "The Percussion Works of Warren Benson" with the Kollective Percussion Group, with whom he is a founding member.
Dr. Sharp received a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Percussion Performance from the University of Kentucky, under James Campbell. He is also a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (MM) and Morehead State University (BM), where he studied with William Moersch, Ricardo Flores, Brian Mason and Frank Oddis.
Dr. Julie Hill, Director of Percussion Studies and Chair, Department of Music at the University of Tennessee-Martin and Immediate Past-President of the Percussive Arts Society, has received worldwide recognition as a performer and scholar. Hill has presented workshops, concerts, and lectures extensively throughout the United States on Brazilian Music and the topic of music and social transformation for black women and at-risk children in Northeastern Brazil. As a soloist and member of the award winning Caixa Trio and X4 quartet, Julie has performed in Taiwan, Peru, Poland, Mexico, Brazil, France, Puerto Rico, South Korea, across the United States, as well as the Percussive Arts Society International Conventions (PASIC). Hill is principal percussionist with the Paducah Symphony Orchestra and serves as Associate Editor of World Percussion for Percussive Notes.
Julie is a winner of the University of Tennessee at Martin's Cunningham Outstanding Teacher/Scholar Award, the Hardy Graham Distinguished Professorship Award, the UT Alumni Association Outstanding Teacher Award, and the inaugural recipient of the University of Tennessee President’s system-wide Educate Award. Julie has also received Member Laureate distinction from the Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity.
Hill is the co-author of an audition method book entitled All Inclusive Etudes (Row-Loff Productions), a collection of solos/duets entitled Music for Multi Percussion: A World View (Alfred Publications) and has numerous percussion ensemble publications with Innovative Percussion and Row-Loff Productions. Her scholarly research has been published in Percussive Notes and the Garland World Music Encyclopedias.
She holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Kentucky, a Master of Music degree in Percussion Performance from Arizona State University, and a Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Tennessee at Martin.
Julie Hill is an Artist and Educator for Zildjian Cymbals, and a Performing Artist for Yamaha Corporation of America. She is an artist and endorsee for Innovative Percussion, REMO, and Grover Pro Percussion.
Quey [Kway] Percussion Duo
For over a decade, Quey [“Kway”] Percussion Duo (Gene Koshinski and Tim Broscious) has been pursuing a mission to bring their passion for music and the art of percussion to a broad audience. To establish their distinct musical voice, QPD strives to make their presentations as diverse as possible – highlighting their unique combination of classical training with their experience and interest in global and popular music over a wide spectrum of musical aesthetics. In addition to many national and international tours in Brazil, Argentina, Canada, China, France, and Jordan; QPD has worked with art galleries, conventions (including 3 PASIC appearances), chamber music series’, recorded for the Naxos, Centaur, and Equilibrium record labels, and have engaged in more than 40 university residencies. Their direct work with reputable composers such as John Luther Adams, Alejandro Viñao, Casey Cangelosi, Stuart Saunders Smith, Adam Silverman, David Macbride, David Gordon, and Dave Hollinden has carved out a niche for the duo. Their composition contests alone have generated more than 170 new works for percussion duo.
QPD serves as official Artists in Residence at the University of Minnesota Duluth where they teach chamber music and co-direct a graduate percussion program. In addition, the duo just finished its tenth year in residence at the Performing Arts Institute Summer Music Festival. QPD is endorsed by Pearl/Adams, Sabian, Innovative Percussion, and Remo.