Dr. Morris Palter at PASIC 2016

Dr. Morris Palter gave a solo peformance at PASIC 2016, and a presentation at TEDxTucson 2017 which involved members of the UA percussion studio. He was a part of four faculty concert colaborations including a full scale production of Stravinsky’s “Les...

Congratulations, Trevor Barroero

Congratulations to TREVOR BARROERO, sophomore, who was the recent winner of two concerto competitions. Trevor won the Tucson Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Competition, and the University of Arizona Preseident’s Concerto Competition. Trevor was the soloist with...

CrossTalk Composition Contest

CROSSTALK was awarded a grant from the James P. and Shirley J. O’Brien Foundation to sponsor a composition competition to create a work for CrossTalk and UASteel, the school’s top steel band. Deadline for this competiton was January 15, 2014. The winning...

Alumni & Former Student Accomplishments

Below is a list of students who have won university teaching positions (and one rock and roll recording and touring drummer) in the past ten years. The Fred Fox School of Music percussion studio continues its tradition of being one of the strongest in the country....

Distant Drumming

The Percussion Studio will soon be starting its sixth year of DISTANT DRUMMING. This year’s masterclass presenters will be announced very soon. We wish to thank Vic Firth and Zildjian for their continued support of this outstanding series. The Distant Drumming...

Summer 2013 Studio Accomplishments

During the summer of 2013, UA Percussion Studio members attended a number of outstanding workshops and festivals. Below is a list of their accomplishments: TREVOR BARROERO, Aspen Music Festival DANNY BARSETTI-NERLAND, Chosen Vale Percussion Seminar CHRIS BILLINGS,...