Alana Wiesing new percussion faculty at U. AZ!

Happy to announce that the new principle timpanist with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra is also the new percussion faculty hire at the FFSoM! Happy to have her on board staring spring 2020. Alana Wiesing is a multi-faceted and award-winning timpanist and percussionist...

Tocalo Tucson 2019 a Huge Success!

Another Tocalo Tucson has come to a close and what a huge success this year’s seminar was. Guests Bob Becker, Anders Astand, and composer Matthew Burtner were incredible. We performed many of Bob’s works with Bob, accompanied him on Rags, and witnessed him...

Famed Drummer, John Riley, comes to the FFSoM!

Famed drummer, John Riley, comes to the FFSoM (March 21-23, 2019). Concerts, clinics, and coachings. John is a FOUR time GRAMMY winner (14 times nominated), and toured with Dizzy Gillespie, and Miles Davis, among others. His drum set method book, The Art of Bop, is an...

DMA Percussionist, Michael Pratt wins FFSoM Concerto Competition!

Congratulations to DMA percussionist, Michael Pratt, who won the 2018 FFSoM Concerto Competition. Michael beat out all 50+ other contestants in the Woodwind/Brass/Percussion Area – in fact, he was the only percussionists IN the competition! Nice one! Judges were...