The 28th Annual Minnesota
DAY OF PERCUSSION
Saturday, April 7, 2018
SCHEDULE - Coming Soon
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.
Drum Set clinician yet to be determined.