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This year at PASIC, Yamaha will represent the show with impressive clinics and demos from a diverse roster of artists.

Some highlights include performances by Susie Ibarra (composer, percussionist and sound artist), Jimmy Chamberlin (Smashing Pumpkins, Jimmy Chamberlin Complex), Tommy Aldridge (Whitesnake, Ozzy Osbourne), Sarah Thawer (session/touring artist), Dafnis Prieto (composer, bandleader and educator), Antonio Sanchez (The Pat Metheny Group, session artist), Brian West (Texas Christian University Percussion Ensemble), Shilo Stroman (Colorado State University Percussion Ensemble) and an All-Star Percussion Ensemble Concert led by James Campbell (University of Kentucky).

Troy C. Wollwage, marketing manager for Yamaha Percussion, will be providing a professional development session.

Additionally, attendees can participate in various sessions run by Yamaha Artists including Salsa Percussion FUNdamentals with Michael Mixtacki and Jesse Willis, a marching panel discussion focusing on pageantry auditions with Iain Moyer, a marching workshop with John Mapes and Education FUNdamentals with Rob Sanderl.

To support music educators in the percussion community, Yamaha will be talking with leading percussion educators during PASIC about who or what has helped them on their teaching path. Yamaha will be sharing these stories and insights with fellow educators in the Yamaha Music Educator Community on Facebook and in the Yamaha Educator newsletter. Educators are encouraged to sign up to receive these and many more helpful resources for music teachers. Yamaha empowers educators to build strong, thriving music programs serving their students and to help create future music-makers.

“For nearly four decades, Yamaha has supported the Percussive Arts Society to enhance music education initiatives around the world and inspire creativity and individual expression with innovative drum and marching products,” said Steven Fisher, director of drum & percussion, Yamaha Corporation of America. “With a legendary lineup of Yamaha Artists, percussion ensembles and specialized workshops, attendees will be blown away by our eclectic range of performances.”

For more information about Yamaha Drums and Percussion, visit the Yamaha Booth (#1249) at PASIC 2019 in the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, November 13-16.

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