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Dr. John Wooton Summer Clinics 2013

Mike Lawson • News • August 1, 2013

Pearl/Adams Artist Dr. John Wooton has been very busy this Summer, conducting clinics and masterclasses across the Eastern U.S. Pearl/Adams Artist Dr. John Wooton has been very busy this Summer, conducting clinics and masterclasses across the Eastern U.S.  Dr. Wooton’s first stop was the 4th annual Southeastern Percussion Festival, hosted by Dr. Jeff Grant at Prattville High School, Prattville, Ala.  Dr. Wooton’s clinic focused primarily on marching percussion, while also presenting material on drumset, steel pans, and improvisation in percussion.

Next, Dr. Wooton traveled to Glen Rock, Pa. for the Susquehannock Percussion Festival, where he performed a concerto with the SHS Percussion Ensemble, conducted a clinic for the SHS Drumline, and performed a solo recital.  This festival also included a clinic for the 75+ attending percussion students, where Dr. Wooton enlightened them to new concepts on playing technique and how to grow as a player.

Dr. Wooton’s final stop was the 2013 Summer Drummin’ at Southern Miss Percussion Camps, hosted at The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Miss.  This series of camps featured a Mallet Keyboard Camp, Middle School Percussion Camp, Drumset Camp, and Marching Percussion Camp. A total of 200 students attended the various camps, including students traveling from as far away as Trinidad and Argentina.  Dr. Wooton’s special guest clinicians for the camps included Jeff Mills, Kelton Norris, Josanne Francis, Andy Gilstrap, Drew Wooton, Hawley Gary, Troy Breaux, Scott Jamison, Lee Hansen, and Curti Pierre.

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