Event info

Saturday, December 15, 2012 - 12:30pm - 5:00pm



Day of Percussion

Featuring clinics by the SMU Meadows School of the Arts percussion faculty

12:30-1:00 p.m. Registration in the Taubman Atrium
1:00-1:40 p.m. Means of Expression for the Vibraphone. This session will be a demonstration of body positioning, pedaling and mallet-dampening methods, along with discussions of beginning improvisation and extended techniques, such as prepared vibraphone (Ed Smith)
1:50-2:30 p.m. Symphonic Percussion. An overview of symphonic techniques for concert band and orchestra (Doug Howard)
2:40-3:20 p.m. Creative Practicing for Four Mallet Marimba (Drew Lang)
3:30-4:10 p.m. Hand Drumming: Rhythms and Techniques (Jamal Mohamed)
4:20-5:00 p.m. Drum Set Clinic (John Bryant)

Parking can be accessed at Binkley on Hillcrest (just north of Mockingbird) on the south side of the Meadows School of the Arts. Overflow visitor parking is available in the Binkley Parking Garage – two blocks east of the Meadows School on Binkley.

Use the following address for turn-by-turn directions:
6101 Bishop Boulevard
Dallas, TX. 75205

Percussion Faculty Biographies can be viewed online.

Percussion Auditions may be scheduled on January 26, February 9 or February 23 through our website.


Call 214-768-3680 for additional details or email music@smu.edu.