The Percussive Arts Society Kentucky Chapter Presents:
"A Celebration of Percussion Education in the Bluegrass"
Annual Day Of Percussion Event (Sat. March 2, 2013), Singletary
Center for the Arts
1. Marimba Clinic - Ming-Hui Kuo, in recital Hall
2. Snare FUNdamentals - Brian Morgan in BR
1.Drumset Clinic - Chris Munson in Recital Hall
2. Mallet FUNdamentals - Colin Hill in BR
1. Marching Clinic - Brian Mason in Recital Hall
2. Timpani FUNdamentals - Mark Berry in BR
LUNCH (Chapter Meeting)
All PAS members are welcome to attend to enjoy pizza and discuss ideas for
Chapter initiatives and plans for next year’s DOP
Intercollegiate Honors Ensemble – directed by Brad Meyer in
Multi Percussion Clinic - Jim Campbell in Recital Hall
Admission for the 2012 Day of Percussion is:
$10 PAS members or parents
$35 for registration and ePAS membership
There is a significant discount for groups of 4 or more that
preregister before February 18th.
To preregister your group contact the webmaster at
Artist/Clinician Bios for the 2013 Day of Percussion
Dr. Ming-Hui Kuo
is Adjunct Professor of Percussion at Morehead State University
in Morehead, KY. She was an intern performing member of Ju
Percussion Group from 1993 to 2002. During her time with JPG,
she performed in over 500 concerts and 100 music related
activities including the Annual seasonal concerts at Taiwan
National Concert Hall, Taipei International Percussion
Convention in 2002 and 2005. Her international performance with
JPG includes China, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong-Kong,
Macao, Spain, Hungary, Australia, Canada and the United States.
Dr. Kuo has been a featured soloist with MSU Percussion Ensemble
at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention 2003. In
2011 Dr. Kuo co-foundered the XPlorium Chamber Ensemble with Dr.
Nathan Nabb. XPlorium Ensemble has been invited for performances
at the 2011 WASBE Conference & 20th Chiayi City International
Band Festival. Dr. Kuo received a Doctor of Musical Arts in
Percussion Performance at the University of Kentucky in December
Ming-Hui proudly endorses Vic Firth sticks and
Surrounded by music at an early
age, Chris Munson grew up listening to, learning from, and
performing with some of South Florida’s most notable musicians.
He began performing with
regional jazz artists at the age of 14 and working in the studio
scene before graduating from high school.
musical development continued when he decided to move to
Nashville in 1994.
Over the next six years he
worked steadily in the Nashville studio and live scene.
During that time he appeared on
over 1,000 recordings, numerous award winning albums (including
two Grammy Nominations), toured nationally with a variety of
artists, was heard on over 500 radio stations nationwide, and
appeared on nationally broadcast television shows and
internationally broadcast radio shows.
Additionally, he held positions
as a studio manager, record label manager, and booking agent.
recorded or performed with several notable artists including
David Amram, Gail Bliss, Fred Bogert, David Carradine, Bobby
Carradine, Vassar Clements, Jeff Coffin, Doug Dillard, Jerry
Douglas, Michael Falzarano, Rick Gordon, Wycliffe Gordon, Tom
Harrell, Jorma Kaukonen, Lee Konitz, Ronnie McDowell, John
McEuen, Leon Medica, Tim O’Brien, Anders Osborne, Greg Osby,
Mickey Rafael, LeAnn Rimes, Merl Saunders, Chester Thompson,
Trout Fishing in America, and Snooky Young.
The experiences and connections
earned during that time secured Chris a position as the Music
Technology Coordinator at Lane Community College in 2000.
The main focus of this position
was the development of a new 1.5 million dollar electronic music
lab, recording studio, and music resource center.
the faculty recognized his love and talent for teaching and
encouraged him to both develop and teach a three-sequence course
of study in Audio Engineering.
In 2004, he decided to return to
school to pursue a full-time career in music education at the
He graduated with honors from
Eastern Kentucky University in 2006 with a B.M. in Performance
and was recognized as the Outstanding Senior Instrumentalist
during his final semester.
2008, he graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a
M.A. in Jazz Studies with concentrations in both performance and
composition / arranging.
Chris is currently the Director of
Recording Arts at EKU where he teaches courses in audio
production, music technology, and applied drum set lessons.
He is an active composer /
arranger in a multitude of genres.
His compositions and
arrangements have been performed by student and faculty
ensembles at various universities, including a piece for Lee
Kontiz and the MTSU faculty jazz nonet.
His original works are
published by Drop 6 Media and Simmons Jazz and scholarly
articles / texts are published by Alfred and Mel Bay.
Colin Hill is an active performer and
educator of classical percussion, jazz drumset, and world music.
He is currently serving as a sabbatical replacement at the
University of Kentucky, as Visiting Percussion Instructor at
Centre College, and as the Director of Percussion for the
Central Kentucky Youth Orchestras.
performing artist, Colin has been invited to perform at
the Taiwanese International Band Festival, the Paris
Conservatory’s PerKumania Percussion Festival, Percussive Arts
Society’s International Convention, and the Jazz Educator
Network’s Annual Conference. He also performs regularly with
the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra, XPlorium Chamber Ensemble,
and BluHill Percussion Duo.
appeared as a guest artist and clinician at numerous high
schools and universities throughout the midwest as well as
Percussive Arts Society Days of Percussion in Kentucky, Indiana,
and Tennessee. He holds degrees from the University of North
Texas, Indiana University, and is currently pursuing a D.M.A at
the University of Kentucky.
Dr. Brian S. Mason,
Associate Professor of Percussion at Morehead State University,
is a highly respected innovator of the contemporary marching
percussion ensemble. His career in the DCI activity spanned more
than two decades, claiming numerous awards and honors with the
Cavaliers, Phantom Regiment, and the Santa Clara Vanguard. In
high demand as a clinician, performer, and adjudicator, he has
appeared throughout the United States, Asia, Europe, Canada, and
Mexico, and his compositions have been performed around the
Currently, Brian coordinates
the percussion area at Morehead State University in Morehead, KY
and also directs the award-winning Marching Percussion Ensemble,
featured on VicFirth.com in a web-based instructional video
Marching Percussion 101. At
MSU, he performs with the Faculty Jazz Ensemble, the Faculty
Chamber Ensemble, and the Faculty Brass Quintet. Off-campus, he
is a contract section player with the Lexington
Philharmonic Orchestra, and
appears as a guest artist with high school and university
percussion ensembles across the US.
Brian received his D.M.A.
and B.M. as a student of James B. Campbell at the University of
Kentucky, and his M.M. at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas as
a student of Dr. Dean Gronemeier. He is a member of the
Percussive Arts Society Board of Directors, Vic Firth Education
Committee, the P.A.S. Health and Wellness Committee, and the
P.A.S. Marching Percussion Committee. Brian has published
articles in Percussive Notes, has been interviewed in
Modern Drummer and Band and Orchestra Magazine, and
co-authored the 2000 Modern Drummer Readers Poll's "No. 1 Drum
Set Method Book," The Commandments of R&B Drumming
(Warner Brothers). Brian is a performing artist for
Mapex Drums, and
Majestic Percussion, Vic
Firth sticks and mallets, Zildjian
Grover Pro Percussion,
and his original works are published through Row-Loff
Bachovich Music Publications, and Tap
Dr. Mark Berry
is Principal Timpanist with Orchestra Kentucky, a position he
has held since 2002. He has performed with the Fort Wayne
Philharmonic, the Cleveland Baroque Ensemble, the Evansville
Philharmonic Orchestra, the Owensboro Symphony, and the Jackson
Berry’s solo percussion CD entitled, “DIMENSION” was recently
released on the Equilibrium label. His research has been
published in Percussive Notes in an article entitled, “Thirteen
Drums, Op. 66: Interpreting in Concurrence with Maki Ishii’s
“Space-Time” Concept.” His percussion compositions are
published by C-Alan Publications, HoneyRock Publishing, and
He is a
founding member of the cello / percussion duo, Col Legno. The
duo recently premiered Berry’s composition, “Heliospheric II” at
the Hawaii International Conference on the Arts. Dr. Berry is
Associate Professor of Percussion at Western Kentucky University
where he founded the WKU Steelband in 2004 as a grant award
recipient. In 2008, he was recognized as the TDKMEA
“College/University Teacher of Year.” Dr. Berry has earned
degrees from the University of Michigan (DMA Performance, MM
Performance) and The Ohio State University (BMusEd). His
principal teachers include Michael Udow and Salvatore Rabbio
with additional studies with Julie Spencer, Ted Piltzecker,
Fernando Meza, and James L. Moore.
Dr. Brad Meyer (www.Brad-Meyer.com)
is a percussion artist and composer with an extensive and
diverse teaching background. Currently, Brad is the Director of
Percussion Studies at Stephen F. Austin State University
(Nacogdoches, TX) where he directs the percussion ensemble and
steel band (“Jacks of Steel”). He also teaches the private
percussion lessons and percussion methods course at SFA. Dr.
Meyer was recently the Visiting Instructor of Music in
Percussion/Percussion Ensemble Director at Centre College
(Danville, KY) and the Adjunct Professor of Percussion at
Tennessee Technological University (Cookeville, TN) during the
fall of 2011. Brad is the Vice President of the Kentucky Chapter
of the Percussive Arts Society as well as a member of the PAS’s
Technology Committee. Dr. Meyer completed his Doctorate of Music
in Percussion Performance under James Campbell at the University
has received worldwide recognition as a performer, pedagogue and
author, and is a respected figure in the development of the
contemporary percussion ensemble. He has toured extensively
throughout The Americas, Europe, and Asia. Currently Provost’s
Distinguished Service Professor of Music and Director of
Percussion Studies at the University of Kentucky in Lexington,
he also holds the positions of Principal Percussionist with the
Lexington Philharmonic, drummer with the Kentucky Jazz Repertory
Orchestra, and Past-President of the Percussive Arts Society.
Well known for his long
past association with the internationally renowned Rosemont
Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps, Jim has served as their
principal instructor, arranger, and Program Coordinator and was
inducted into the Drum Corps International Hall of Fame. He
served as Percussion Director for the McDonald’s All-American
High School Band and has performed at the International Society
of Music Education World Conference, International Patagonia
Percussion Festival, Journčes de la Percussion, PercuSonidos
Percussion Festival, Australian Percussion Eisteddfod, MENC
National In-Service Conference, Midwest Band & Orchestra Clinic,
MusicFest Canada, All-Japan Band Clinic, Music for All World
Percussion Symposium, state MEA conventions across the country,
and frequently appears as an artist at the Percussive Arts
Society International Conventions (PASIC).
Among his award-winning
works for percussion, Jim has published with Meredith Music, C.L.
Barnhouse Co., C. Alan Publications, Innovative Percussion, Row-Loff
Productions, Bachovich Music Publications, and Alfred
Publications with whom he served as the Percussion Team Author
for the Expressions Music Curriculum. Jim is an artist and
endorsee for Innovative Percussion, Evans Drumheads, Grover Pro
Percussion, and is a member of the Latin Percussion Educational
Advisory Board. He is an Artist and Educator for the Avedis
Zildjian Cymbal Company and a Performing Artist for Yamaha
Corporation of America, Band & Orchestra Division.