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September 17, 2022

Percussion Interviews
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John Lawless: “No One Wants to Hear You Say How Good You Are; Just Play!”

John Lawless is the principal timpanist for the Atlanta Opera Orchestra, Georgia Symphony, Columbus (GA) Symphony, and the Johns Creek Symphony. He held this position in the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera Orchestra for 21 seasons. John started subbing with the  →
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Vadim Karpinos: “Always Try to Get Better Even When You’re Good at Something”

Vadim Karpinos is the only percussionist in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra who plays in the timpani and percussion sections. In this interview, he talks about his career, gives us some tips, and even shares an interesting PDF technique exercise.  →
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Alessandra Belloni: “When We Played This Music for People, It Wasn’t Only Healing for Us; It Was Healing for the Communities”

We sit down with Italian singer, teacher, ethnomusicologist, and percussionist Alessandra Belloni to discuss her experiences learning tambourine from the people of Southern Italy and the role in bringing the music associated with the Black Madonna to people all over  →
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Dom Moio: “I’m Always Doing Something That Challenges Me, So It Keeps Me as a Beginner All of the Time”

Dominick Moio is a lecturer in the Jazz Studies program at Arizona State University's Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, with a career of more than 50 years teaching.  →
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Cynthia Yeh: “I Didn’t Know How Hard Some Things Were Supposed to Be. I Still Tell My Students That to This Day; The Things You Think Are Hard Are Only That Way Because Someone Told You They Were”

Principal percussion of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Cynthia Yeh, talks about her path to becoming a professional musician, how the CSO creatively handled the pandemic, and gives advice for taking orchestral auditions.  →
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Edward Harrison: “The Vibraphone Is an Instrument That Has Been Close to My Heart for Many Years”

Percussionist Edward Harrison is the Principal Timpanist of the Lyric Opera of Chicago and an outstanding maraca player for whom the first concerto for solo maraca and orchestra has been written. In this exclusive interview, he talks about his current  →
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International Journal of Music

The International Journal of Music (IJM) is the first online archive specializing in Music Performance.