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Ontario Percussive Arts Society - Day of Percussion

Sunday, April 8, 2018
9:15 am - 4:30 pm
Talbot College (TC)
$20/adult $10/student

Western is proud to host the Ontario Percussive Arts Society’s 2018 Day of Percussion. Hosted by Western faculty member Dr. Jill Ball, percussionists are welcome to join us for a full day of clinics and performances.

The DOP morning clinician lineup features Western Alums and veteran DOP clinicians DUO Percussion, Dave Robilliard and Brennan Connolly. Their presentation is entitled: Turning Your Practice into A Practice.

Rick Lazar, Toronto based multi-faceted performer, educator, and recording artist will be giving the second morning clinic focusing on Middle Eastern instruments and rhythms. Rick is well known for the Samba Squad and the Montuno Police.

The afternoon will kick off with Western Alums Rob Larose and Greg Mainprize facilitating the Day’s participants in a Hands-On Samba interactive workshop. Through generous sponsorship by Yamaha Canada, the second afternoon Drumset clinician is Toronto based drummer, composer, producer, educator, and recording artist Larnell Lewis.

The day will conclude with a gala concert featuring: the OPAS Solo competition winner, guest clinicians, Western Alumni and the Western University Percussion Ensemble.

During registration and lunch there will be a number of vintage instruments on display in the Percussion Room in the Music Building.

Tentative schedule:
   9:15 a.m.  Registration (Talbot College)
   9:30 a.m.  Registration/OPAS Meeting
 10:00 a.m.  Duo Percussion: Turning Your Practice Into A Practice
 11:15 a.m.  Rick Lazar Middle Eastern Clinic
 12:15 p.m.  Lunch
   1:15 p.m.  Hands on Samba Session with Rob Larose & Greg Mainprize
   2:30 p.m.  Larnell Lewis Drumset Clinic
   4:00 p.m.  Concert featuring the OPAS Solo competition winner (Andrew Kerr), Western Alumni,
                    and the Western University Percussion Ensemble

Cost: $20 (adults) $10 (students) – payable in cash at registration. No need to register in advance.

Registration will take place in Talbot College.

Jill Ball
519 661-2111 x80175

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