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Angelo State University

Percussion

Student Success at Angelo State University

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Student Success: Meet Tony Aguilar

Tony Aguilar joined the Angelo State University Percussion Studio in 2018. He is now the Head Percussion Director at Monterey High School in Lubbock, TX.

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Student Success: Meet Bradley Rawson

Bradley Raswon joined the ASU Percussion Studio in 2017 as a transfer student from Texas Tech. He is now the Head Director at Mirkel ISD.

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Student Success: Meet Jose Gonzales

Jose Gonzales joined the Angelo State University Percussion Studio in 2019. Winner of the ASU Concerto Contest with Gillinham's "Concerto for Marimba." He is finishing a Master's in Music for West Virginia University.

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Welcome to the percussion studio

at Angelo State University.

DEGREES OFFERED:

B.M. Applied Performance

B.M. Teacher Certification

B.A.

Non majors are welcome!!

ENSEMBLES for percussionists:

- Percussion Ensemble

- Ram Band Drumline

- Wind Ensemble

- Symphonic Band

- Symphony Orchestra

- Jazz Combos

- Big Bands

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PERCUSSION ARTISTS TO BE AWARE OF AND TO LISTEN TO

 


Here is a brief list of some of the various percussionists in many different fields you need to know about and listen. It is imperative that you know what the standards are for excellence in percussion performance and who sets these standards.
 

Classical Percussion/Marimba:
Evelyn Glennie - Marimba and Percussion (many CD’s available)
William Moersch - Marimba (Modern Marimbist CD)
Nebojsa Zivkovic - Marimba and Percussion(Castle of the Mad King, UnevenSouls)
Gordon Stout - Marimba (2 CD’s)
Leigh Howard Stevens - Marimba (2 CDs)
She e Wu - marimba
Anthony Cirone - orchestral percussion
Jonathan Haas - timpani
Keiko Abe - marimba
Steve Schick - percussionist
Ney Rosauro - marimba/percussion

 

Jazz Vibraphone:
Gary Burton
Arthur Lipner
Dave Samuels
Lionel Hampton
Dave Friedmann
Milt Jackson
Bobby Hutcherson


Drum Set Artists:
Steve Gadd
Dave Weckl
Steve Smith
Kenny Aronoff
Vinnie Colaiuta
Steve Houghton
Max Roach
Louis Bellson
John Riley
Peter Erskine
Jack DeJohnette
Elvin Jones
Art Blakey
Buddy Rich
Keith Copeland
Manu Katche
Alex Acuna
Dennis Chambers
Omar Hakim
Jeff Hamilton
Greg Bissonette
Greg Field
Dennis Mackrel
Mike Portnoy
Danny Carey
Josh Freese
Phil Collins
JoJo Mayer


Latin Percussion:
Pancho Sanchez
Giovanni Hidalgo
Tito Puente
Luis Conte
Alex Acuna
Manolo Badrena
Nano Vasconcelos


World Music/Percussion:
Glen Velez
Zakir Hussein
Jamey Haddad

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