September 18, 2020
K-State Percussion Studio hosts lineup of special guest artists for fall semester
The K-State Percussion Studio, led by associate director for music Kurt Gartner, announces the lineup of special guest artists for the fall semester. These guest artists are leading seminars with the Percussion Studio students on a regular basis via Zoom.
Recently, the Percussion Studio welcomed Scott Johnson, director of percussion for the Concord Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps. He's a member of both the Drum Corps International and Winter Guard International halls of fame.
Other renowned guest artists this semester include:
• David Whitman, award-winning freelance artist in San Diego, also K-State Master of Music graduate.
• Ward Durrett, the first percussionist inducted into the Winter Guard International Hall of Fame.
• Don Parker, professor of percussion and chair, Georgia College and State University, past principal percussionist with Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra.
• Jack Donovan, instructor of percussion, Winona State University, performance and instructional experience with Drum Corps International and Winter Guard International, also a K-State Master of Music graduate.
For more information about these seminar opportunities, or the Percussion Studio, please contact Gartner.
The School of Music, Theatre, and Dance is part of the College of Arts and Sciences. The school annually gives more than $500,000 in undergraduate scholarships and graduate scholarships and assistantships. To learn more about the School of Music Theatre, and Dance at K-State, visit its website.