as the turmoil of the met orchestra's prolonged negotiation winds down, (including my part in the whole process,) i can finally reflect on some of the percussion-related things that happened this summer.
on july 21st, i was honored to give a clinic to the percussion department at the aspen music festival and school, where i had been a student just 10 years earlier.
want to see my complete snare drum setup?
here’s my 8-piece snare drum setup, including every piece of gear and accessory you'll need. (and it's totally audition-ready, too.)
a few considerations when choosing your college if you eventually want an orchestra job
i'd like to invite you to step into rob's practice room, aka my new youtube channel!
how to tune your snare drum for délécluse, auditions, and orchestra. download my free snare drum tuning guide!
and 20 mock audition stress-inducers
should you practice kije all day, or make sure to touch all the instruments? (with helpful advice from chris deviney, principal percussionist in the philadelphia orchestra!)
(video) how to break down a buzz roll into its simplest elements and build it back into a smooth trill.
including what mallets i use on porgy, sorcerer's apprentice, and salome.
it's called the 'peaks and valley's exercise, and it's awesome.