The 2016 Interlochen Percussion Institute has a stellar faculty, covering five areas of percussion. Clinics, Masterclasses and Percussion Ensemble are all part of this one week program from June 18th – 24th, 2016. Coordinated by
This semester was amazing as we had some of the foremost percussionists in the world visit the Interlochen Arts Academy. Check out this Interlochen article about Jean Baptiste and NanaFormosa’s class. Bill Shaltis, timpanist of
Bill Shaltis was our first guest artist for 2015/16! (photos below). Bill presented a fantastic multi-media clinic & masterclass that focused on timpani tuning and ways to get those drums sounding right on the mark!
On Thursday, October 29th, 2015 we had a great loss to the Percussion World - J. Delecluse passed away. On October 30th, the Interlochen Arts Academy Percussion Ensemble played the first line of Delecluse #1
October 29, 2015 The Fall of 2015 brings some amazing talent to the students at Interlochen! 3 solo guest artists in clinic and masterclasses. And, the NanaFormosa Percussion Duo in performance with the Percussion Ensemble!
Above photo, from L to R: José Aponte, Paul Rennick, Keith Aleo, Mark Ford, Aaron Jackson, Ed Soph. Mark Ford, and all the faculty at the University of North Texas, hosted Aaron Jackson and myself for
Photo above, John Tafoya in the foreground, with Aaron Jackson (Zildjian) and Steve Houghton and all the students. We had 100+ cymbals at the event! Aaron did a class on the manufacturing process and drumset
NEWS FLASH: “It is my distinct pleasure and honor to take over at Interlochen for my former teacher, Mr. John Alfieri. John has been an inspiration to me and SO MANY other percussionists around the
I was fortunate to be involved with an event in Paris France hosted by Jean Baptiste LeClere. The title of the event was the Programme Concours International d'Accessoires (International Competition of Percussion Accessories). This is