Chris Whyte


PASIC 2017

I’m fortunate to continue serving as a member of the Percussive Arts Society Percussion Ensemble Committee.  This year, I had the pleasure of adjudicating recorded submissions for the International Percussion Ensemble Competition, which selects the ensembles who will perform a showcase concert at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention.  I also had the honor of adjudicating the High School Chamber Percussion Ensemble Competition at this year’s convention with Dr. Casey Cangelosi (Professor of Percussion at James Madison University) and Dr. Megan Arns (Professor of Percussion at the University of Missouri).  Congratulations to all of the fantastic performing ensembles!

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Clinic and Recital at Stephen F. Austin State University

Thank you to Dr. Brad Meyer for having me at Stephen F. Austin State University for a day!  It was a pleasure to give a clinic for the percussion studio and to play an electro-acoustic recital as well!

Clinic at Tulane University

Thank you to my good friend Mendel Lee for hosting my snare drum clinic at Tulane University!  It was a fun evening discussing muscular independence in snare drumming and percussion playing!

Masterclass at University of Memphis

Thank you to Dr. Bill Shaltis for hosting me at the University of Memphis!  It was a pleasure to present and perform for the studio and to work with some students on their solo music.

Clinic at Eastern Tennessee State University

It was great to visit ETSU and present a snare drum clinic for the percussion studio!  Thanks to Rande Sanderbeck and Logan Ball for having me!

Clinic at Tennessee Tech University

Thank you to my good friend Dr. Colin Hill for hosting me at Tennessee Tech University for a clinic with his students!  It was great to share ideas on practicing, memorization and performance strategies!

Cary High School

Thanks to Matt and Amy Savage for hosting me at Cary High School for a fun afternoon of drumming with your students!

Masterclasses at Bloomsburg University and Penn State

Thank you to Dr. Gifford Howarth at Bloomsburg University and Dan Armstrong at Penn State University for hosting me this week!  It was wonderful to perform and present for students at both schools, and to have an opportunity to coach them in solo and ensemble playing as well!

Clinic at University of Windsor

Thanks to my good friend (and fellow Oregonian) Dr. Nicholas Papador for hosting me at the University of Windsor, Ontario!  

Clinic at Central Michigan University

Thank you to David Hall for hosting my snare drum clinic at Central Michigan University!  It was a great session with students discussing ideas for developing facility and ease of performance in percussion playing!

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