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Percussion Studio

Percussion Studio

Kurt Gartner, D.A.
Professor of Music
School of Music, Theatre and Dance
130 McCain Auditorium
Manhattan, KS 66506

785-532-3808
785-532-6899 fax
kgartner@ksu.edu

Brandon Adams - 2017-18 Percussion Studio GTA

Brandon AdamsBrandon Adams will soon begin his master's degree studies at KSU, also serving as Graduate Teaching Assistant for the percussion studio and band program. Adams is originally from Fort Worth, Texas. He received is BM in Music Education from Oklahoma State University under Professor Wayne Bovenschen. At OSU Brandon played with the Wind Ensemble, Orchestra, Percussion Ensemble, Jazz ensemble, Marching Band, and University Singers. Brandon is a part of the Percussive Arts Society and in 2014 traveled to Indianapolis to perform a world premier piece at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention with the OSU Percussion ensemble. In 2014 Brandon played marimba for Resistance Indoor Percussion. Brandon has served as the Wind Ensemble Principal Percussionist from 2015-2017 and traveled with the ensemble to Kansas City, Missouri to play for the College Band Directors National Association. In 2017 Brandon completed his student teaching at Deer Creek Independent School District, where he taught beginner instrument classes and ran rehearsals for multiple ensembles. His percussion ensemble received a superior rating at solo and ensemble. Brandon has also been a front ensemble technician for Fossil Ridge High School, Guthrie High School, and the OSU Winter Drum Line. Brandon was also an active member in Phi Mu Alpha.

Drum Line Mini-Camp

The K-State Drum Line Mini-Camp is scheduled for Saturday, May 6. The event is free, but registration is required. For information and registration, visit http://www.k-state.edu/band/thepride/drumline.html

This year's guest clinician will be Lamar Burkhalter. Lamar is an active percussion educator, clinician, arranger, and performer. He currently serves as a full-time clinician and the Music Director for the NFL Houston Texans. He has extensive teaching and arranging experience with numerous Drum and Bugle Corps including the Troopers, Sky Ryders, and Blue Knights.

Percussion Studio Handbook

Download the latest edition of the K-State Percussion Studio Handbook. It is your go-to source for our curriculum, required resources (books, sticks, mallets, etc.), and clinics/background information.

K-State Percussion on ustream.tv!

Many events of the K-State percussion studio are streamed live. Those events will appear on this page.

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Percussive Arts Society
KSU Student Chapter

2016-2017 Officers

President: Bailey Eisenbraun (junior/B.M.E)

Vice President: Trace Woods (junior/B.M.E.)

Secretary: Christian Martinez (senior/B.M.E.)

Treasurer: Kirsten Votaw (senior/B.M.E.)

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