Ryan Cullen selected for World Percussion Group!!

•December 2, 2015 • Leave a Comment

I am very proud to announce that one of my seniors, Ryan Cullen, has been selected as a member of the World Percussion Group directed by Maraca2.  It is an ensemble comprised of individuals from the USA, Canada, China, Denmark, Taiwan, Estonia, Italy, France, Luxembourg, Spain, Ukraine, Portugal, and Tenerife.  This group is comprised of 19 individuals selected by blind audition.  Only 5 players were selected from the United States.  Stiff worldwide competition indeed!!!!!!  Check out the selected players at worldpercussiongroup.com

Congratulations to senior percussionist Stephen Fleming who won this year’s Rowan University soloist competition with the 3rd movement of Robert Kurka’s marimba concerto. Way to Go Stephen!!!!!!!

•November 20, 2015 • Leave a Comment

Rowan percussionist Stephen Fleming performs at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention in San Antonio, Texas

•November 17, 2015 • Leave a Comment


4 of my Rowan University percussion students performed as members of the 150 piece CELEBRATE MARIMBA! Orchestra at Kutztown University on November 7 & 8, 2015. Students were Dennis O’Keefe, Stephen Fleming, Garrett Davis and Tim Williams.

•November 9, 2015 • Leave a Comment


The Bacchae 2.1 – Music Faculty Ensemble

•October 28, 2015 • Leave a Comment

Great performances Of The Bacchae 2.1 by Rowan music faculty ensemble.  l to r Melanie Stewart, Stephen Fleming, Anthony DiBartolo, Tim Schwartz Adeline Tomasone, Dean Witten and Douglas Mapp.

l to r – Melanie Stewart, Director/Choreographer; Stephen Fleming, percussion; Anthony DiBartolo, percussion/composer; Tim Schwartz, violin; Adeline Tomasone, flute/alto flute; Dean Witten, percussion; Douglas Mapp, bass.

“Mille grazie” to Philadelphia Orchestra timpanist Don Liuzzi for a fabulous lesson today teaching Dominick Palazzo the finer points of performing Schumann #1. Lots of added notes and things for Dom to process before the orchestra concert on Tuesday night. As usual, Dom was totally prepared and responded really quickly to Mr.Liuzzi’s directions and suggestions.

•October 17, 2015 • Leave a Comment


Maiden Voyage

•October 15, 2015 • Leave a Comment

Dylan Bader played in his first masterclass on marimba yesterday and did a terrific job.  For each student, the first time performing in front of your studio peers can be daunting to say the least.  This one went just as expected……very well.image1


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