Welcome from Dr. Kurt Gartner
Thanks for visiting the KSU Percussion Studio website. Here, you'll find information for current and prospective students, concert/special event schedules, useful links for percussionists, alumni updates, and more.
View the Power Point slide show from Gartner's 2013 Concert Band Clinic session, "What Time Is It?"
PAS/KSU Student Chapter Solo and Ensemble Clinic - March 2 - Kansas State
University and Dodge City High School
Neil Dunn Joins KSU PercussionFaculty
Neil is the Production Coordinator and Instructor for K-State dance, teaching Rhythmic Notation, Composition I for Dancers, Dance and Technology, West African Music and Dance, and Dance Musician Training. Neil also teaches applied percussion lessons, West African drumming, and coaches percussion ensembles in the Kansas State Percussion Studio. Neil earned a Master of Music with Percussion Emphasis from the University of Arizona in 2002 and is Principal Timpanist for the Arizona Opera Company. Neil has worked as a dance accompanist since 1994 and has performed with dance at ACDFA, PASIC, and Jazz Dance World Congress, in addition to international venues. Neils current research involves the study of West African Social Dance and Music on traditional drums and the African xylophone.
Officers for 2012-2013
Meet Ben Yancey- 2012-2013 Percussion Graduate Assistant
Benjamin Yancey obtained his Bachelor of Music degree in December of 2009 from the University of Central Florida under the direction of Jeff Moore, Kirk Gay and Dr. Thad Anderson. During his collegiate years he also studied with Florida Orchestra’s principle percussionist John Shaw and Washburn University professor Dr. Tom Morgan. After obtaining his degree Benjamin worked as a freelance musician in the Orlando, Florida area and performed with many groups such as the Festival Singers of Florida, the Sarasota Concert Band, the FloriMezzo group of Tampa and his self-started PANgaea Duo. He also worked as a percussion instructor for both Orange County and Seminole County Public Schools. Benjamin began his position as Graduate Teaching Assistant in Percussion at Kansas State University in the fall of 2012 and will receive his Masters degree in the spring of 2014.