TIMPANI SUMMIT 2021
JUNE 12 - 13, 2021
Timpani Fundamentals Boot Camp
We will cover the basics of stroke types, sound production, historical implications, rolls, mallet selection, articulations, pedaling, and much more!
Solo Timpani Repertoire
We will cover some of the most popular and requested solo timpani repertoire, including those works by Carter, Beck, Cahn, and Kraft. Dr. Loomer will also discuss the works and composers from her Melodic Timpani Project.
Playing Timpani in DCI
Dr. Loomer will present a clinic on her experience as timpanist with the Boston Crusaders and some tips for timpanists interested in auditioning and performing with top DCI corps!
Orchestral Repertoire - Baroque to the 21st Century
Join us as we discuss the interpretation of the most requested timpani repertoire spanning nearly 3 centuries! Also covered will be audition preparation and peak performance strategies.
Mallet Making and Creating a Business in the Percussion Industry
Jason Ginter (owner and founder, JG Percussion and Ginter Timpani) will discuss his approach to making timpani mallets and his experiences creating and running a successful percussion business. If you are a budding entrepreneur, you won't want to miss this!
The Two Rivers Timpani Summit is such an amazing experience for all levels from beginners who want to learn sound production and technique to advanced players who want to dig deep into orchestral / band repertoire and playing. Bill and Alison have years of experience in teaching and performance and their guest artists are distinguished players offering incredible knowledge.
Principal Timpanist, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
"I highly recommend the Two Rivers Timpani Summit! This event is PERFECT for anyone wishing to expand their knowledge of timpani playing and other related topics. Alison Shaw and Bill Shaltis offer an incredibly fun and nurturing environment that includes plenty of 'hands-on' activities and performances."
John Tafoya, Chair/Professor of Percussion
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
Former Principal Timpanist, National Symphony Orchestra