March 30, 2017


            There are many factors that go into how a percussionist sounds in performance. We aren’t always sure what model of instrument we will be performing on, or how it will sound in a particular hall. One of the ways we navigate the myriad of variable...

February 29, 2016

I recently wrote an article for the Percussive Arts Society's publication Rhythm! Scene. I have included the link below, and would love to discuss it further in the comments section below.

April 16, 2015




The field of percussion is a vast one. Being a percussionist means being involved with a variety of musical styles, and sometimes being willing to experiment; for instance, dipping a chime note into a bucket of water – you (probably) won't see a violinist...

April 4, 2015



During my travels on the World Wide Web, I stumbled upon a post within a certain Facebook group that appeared to accuse a well-known piece within our repertoire of being “pop music” and very not serious. The composer of that piece has provided...

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