Sunday, March 21, 2010
Massachusetts Day of Percussion:
"A Celebration of Xylophone"
The MassChap 2010 Day of Percussion was a great success. A very big thank you to all those involved: the clinicians, performers, vendors, competition participants, and sponsors!
The 2010 MassChap Solo Xylophone Competition featured students from across Massachusetts competing in the High School and College Divisions. The judging panel consisted of Dan Bauch (Boston Symphony), Nancy Zeltsman (marimba soloist), Jack Van Geen (San Francisco Symphony), Keith Aleo (Boston Conservatory), and Donny Albro (Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra). Following winners were announced:
1st Place: James Charrette (Boston Conservatory)
High School Division
1st Place: Ted Babcock
2nd Place: Charles Rosemarin
Congratulations to all of the competitors and special thanks to all of our judges and sponsors!
View the complete event program.
Check out these pictures from the event.
Check out these videos from the event!
The MassChap 2010 Xylophone Collection was released at the event and is now available for purchase! All profits from sales benefit the PAS MassChap. Click here from more info!
Pre event info:
Massachusetts Day of Percussion 2010 will be held in Boston on Sunday March 21th, 2010 at The Boston Conservatory. The Day is the second in a series exploring the literature of a particular percussion instrument, following our successful 2008 Celebration of Snare Drum.
This event will feature the premiere of several new concert and pedagogical works featuring xylophone in solo and ensemble contexts. High school and college age students will compete in a Solo Xylophone Competition. Commissioned works and selected winners of a Xylophone Etude Competition will be included in a published volume of works that will be released for purchase at the event. Performances and classes at the event will cover ragtime, orchestral, and contemporary uses of xylophone, as well as its other manifestations in Ghanaian, Ugandan, and Guatemalan music, Harry Partch instruments, and the contemporary marimba. Plus tons of awesome prizes will be raffled off!
Featured presenters will include:
Plus performances by:
Jack Van Geem, San Francisco Symphony Percussionist
The Berklee West African Drum and Dance Ensemble
Boston Conservatory Percussion Ensemble
Boston University Percussion Ensemble
Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra Percussion Ensemble
Boston University World Music Ensembles
If you are interested in participating, please contact us at PASMassachusetts@pas.org
All-day admission is $10 for PAS members, $10 for parents of PAS members, $20 for non-PAS members. Non-PAS members may sign up for membership at the event, or do it now at PAS.ORG. Admission includes one raffle ticket; additional raffle tickets may be purchased for $1 each.
Save the date!!
Sunday, MARCH 21, 2010
Solo Xylophone Competition
We are hosting a competition for high school and college age xylophonists at the DOP. Prizes include $100 cash as well as sticks, mallets, instruments, and accessories from Grover Pro Percussion, Innovative Percussion, Promark, Vic Firth and other vendors!
Get all the info HERE!
Xylophone Etude Competition
sponsored by Bachovich Music Publications
in conjunction with the PAS MassChap
The Second Annual Massachusetts Etude Competition begins now! Winners of the competition will join commissioned composers in a new Xylophone Etude Book published by Bachovich Music Publications. The new book will be released at the Day of Percussion.
Get all the info HERE!
Schedule of Events.
Info and Application
for the Solo Xylophone Competition.
for the Xylophone Etude Competition.
Bachovich, our publisher.
Directions to The Boston Conservatory.