06.22.2007 // 19th Annual SFA Percussion Symposium June 17-22, 2007

Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, TX hosted the 19th Annual SFA Percussion Symposium June 17-22, 2007. The event featured clinics, concerts, and masterclasses in drumset, marching percussion, ethnic percussion, orchestral studies, keyboard, and percussion ensembles. Over 100 Jr. High and High School percussionists participated in the week-long program. Featured guest artists included She-e Wu (marimba), Steve Fidyk (drumset), and Bill Bachman (marching). Resident artists/teachers included Drew Lang (orchestral/keyboard percussion), Chris Hanning (drumset), and Roland Muzquiz (ethnic percussion). The marching percussion faculty included Kennan Wylie and Freddy Lopez. Percussion Ensemble directors included Sherry Rubins, Jon Lee, Anthony Robinson, Kenny Peters and Jim Boulet.
Evening concerts included a program of chamber music by host Scott Harris with the SFA Percussion Ensemble; a faculty concert that also featured Chris Hanning, Drew Lang and She-e Wu with the SFA Percussion Ensemble, as well as an outdoor appearance by the SFA Steel Band; a drumset clinic/performance by Steve Fidyk; and an hour showcase concert of solo and chamber percussion music by student soloists. Chris Hanning, She-e Wu, Drew Lang, and Bill Bachman gave afternoon clinics/concerts throughout the week. The final concert included 4 Jr. High Percussion Ensembles, 8 High School Percussion Ensembles and 4 High School Drumlines. Guest artists of the 2007 SFA Percussion Symposium were co-sponsored by Dynasty, Ludwig/Conn-Selmer, Promark, Innovative Percussion, Pearl, Zildjian, Vic Firth, DW, Remo, LP, Attack, and Row-Loff. The SFA Percussion Symposium is held each summer at Stephen F. Austin State University and is hosted by Scott Harris, SFA Percussion Director. For more information please contact Scott Harris at (936) 468-1233 or email at sharris@sfasu.edu.