Jacksonville State University Percussion Studio

Jacksonville State University Percussion Studio The Jacksonville State University Percussion Studio is under the direction of Dr. Matthew Jordan, Mr. Clint Gillespie, Dr. Thomas McCutchen and Mr. Sean Womack. This page will provide updates, events and other information about the percussion studio.
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For the first time in 3 years, ALL of our percussion equipment is in Mason Hall! Really excited to have this amazingly r...
07/10/2020

For the first time in 3 years, ALL of our percussion equipment is in Mason Hall! Really excited to have this amazingly renovated building moving forward. Video tour to come soon once we get things organized!

Loading into Mason Hall!

07/01/2020
School of Arts & Humanities Overview

We’d love to talk to you about the offerings we have in the School of Arts and Humanities at JSU! Feel free to message us with any questions.

To enable students to achieve their greatest potential, the School of Arts and Humanities emphasizes excellence in teaching in every department. Through the ...

JSU Drumline and Front Ensemble Auditions are being virtually held for this upcoming season! Download your packet today ...
04/30/2020

JSU Drumline and Front Ensemble Auditions are being virtually held for this upcoming season! Download your packet today and make sure videos are sent in by May 16th, 2020! http://ow.ly/Vcoe50zpVSx

JSU Drumline and Front Ensemble Auditions are being virtually held for this upcoming season! Download your packet today and make sure videos are sent in by May 16th, 2020! http://ow.ly/Vcoe50zpVSx

Thanks to Matthew Ryan Kilgore for virtually talking with the JSU Percussion Studio last Friday about playing Bach on Ma...
04/30/2020

Thanks to Matthew Ryan Kilgore for virtually talking with the JSU Percussion Studio last Friday about playing Bach on Marimba! It was great to hear his perspectives on performance practice of Baroque music as well as enjoy his wonderful playing.

Michael Burritt and his backing band of JSU Percussionists! Awesome concert tonight. Thanks to Mike for his expertise, i...
03/04/2020

Michael Burritt and his backing band of JSU Percussionists! Awesome concert tonight. Thanks to Mike for his expertise, insight, and awesome music.

Getting ready for our concert with the incredible @michael.burritt and the JSU Percussion Ensemble  @ Jacksonville State...
03/02/2020

Getting ready for our concert with the incredible @michael.burritt and the JSU Percussion Ensemble @ Jacksonville State University

Excited about getting into our newly renovated music building in about a month!
02/13/2020

Excited about getting into our newly renovated music building in about a month!

The Performance Center in The Newly Renovated Mason Hall is almost ready!

Come check out David Gage Grimsley in recital at 7:30 pm tonight at First Baptist Church!
02/12/2020

Come check out David Gage Grimsley in recital at 7:30 pm tonight at First Baptist Church!

Tune in at 7:30 for a live stream of Gage Grimsley’s junior recital!

12/05/2019
JSU Drumline 2019- BOA Grand Nationals Warm Up

Here is a clip of the JSU Drumline warm up in Indianapolis!

6:26 Show Book Jacksonville State University Drumline of the Marching Southerners warming up for an exhibition show at Bands of America Grand National Champi...

12/05/2019
JSU Drumline 2019 BOA Snarecam

Check out the snare cam from the recent performance at BOA Grand Nationals!

This snare cam features center snare and battery section leader Josh Foust. Jacksonville State University Drumline traveled with the Marching Southerners to ...

09/14/2019

Welcome to the 176 percussion students and the JSU Band Day. We are glad that you are on campus. Pictures coming soon!

07/26/2019

Good luck to the current members of the JSU Percussion section at the Southeastern DCI regional in Atlanta!

Zach Odom - Cadets Snare
Donovan Ceresini - Cadets Snare
Bao Tran - Cavaliers Snare
Joey Hudson - Cavaliers Tenors
Aaron Hyatt - MCDC Tenors
Michael Rivera - Atlanta CV Snare
Garrett Liles - Atlanta CV Tenors
Luke Haymon - Spirit of Atlanta Snare
Grant Caldwell - Spirit of Atlanta Snare
Riley Hodges - Carolina Crown Marimba
Daniel George - Southwind Bass Drum
Josh Foust - Spirit of Atlanta Staff

Also, good luck to all of the past JSU Percussion Studio members that are on staff at various drum corps! There are too many of you to list by name, but we will be cheering for all of you at the Mercedes Benz Dome!

David L. Walters Department of Music
06/06/2019

David L. Walters Department of Music

I am happy to announce our new visiting assistant professor of percussion at JSU, Dr. Matthew Jordan!

Dr. Matthew Jordan is currently the Concert Percussion Marketing Manager for Pearl Corporation/Adams Musical Instruments, and Adjunct Professor of Percussion at Middle Tennessee State University. He is also currently the front ensemble arranger for Music City Mystique, and the Music Coordinator and Sound Designer for the Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps.

Matt has worked as a percussion instructor and arranger with a number of DCI and WGI groups, including the Phantom Regiment (2011-2014), Carolina Crown (2015), and Spirit of Atlanta (2007-2010, 2018). He is also very involved at the scholastic level as an arranger for indoor drumlines and marching bands, having written for groups such as Max Percussion (Bangkok, Thailand), Bangkok Society Drumline, Franklin High School, Science Hill High School, Diamond Bar High School, McGavock High School, Dobyns-Bennett High School, and Father Ryan High School, among others.

As a performer, Matt plays regularly with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra, and has also performed with Intersection Contemporary Music Ensemble, Keith Brion’s New Sousa Band, Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, San Angelo Symphony, Eastern Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Tennessee Philharmonic. While at North Texas, Matt performed with the world-renowned UNT Wind Symphony, as well as the One o'Clock and Two o'Clock Lab Bands. Matt was the timpanist of The Cavaliers (2003-04) and Music City Mystique (2000-05) and in 2004, he received 1st place in both the DCI and PAS Timpani Individuals competitions. Matt has also been involved in commissioning or premiering works from numerous composers, including Nathan Daughtrey, Evan Chapman, Bill Hickok, and Greg Harrison.

Matt also travels abroad frequently, having performed in Mexico, China, South Korea, Hong Kong, Macau, and Japan. In the summer of 2010 he traveled to Ghana in West Africa to study Ewe drumming. Matt's major influences include Dr. John W. Parks IV, Dr. Robert Schietroma, Christopher Deane, Mark Ford, Paul Rennick, Lalo Davila, Erik Johnson, Leigh Howard Stevens, Christopher Norton, John Feddersen, and Bill Wiggins.

Matt has completed the Doctor of Music degree from the Florida State University, a Master's Degree from the University of North Texas, and a Bachelor's Degree from Middle Tennessee State University. Matt is a proud artist and clinician for Pearl/Adams instruments, Innovative Percussion sticks and mallets, Evans Drumheads, and Zildjian Cymbals.

05/17/2019

We are looking forward to seeing everyone at the JSU Drumline Auditions this weekend! Come join us!

04/14/2019

JSU Freshmen Hunter Crandall and Parker Brown KILLED IT as soloists on the Thompson High School Percussion Ensemble concert! They received great feedback from Mark Ford, who was the invited clinician.

A big thanks to Chris Moore for the invitation!!

04/12/2019

Freshman Hunter Crandall is KILLING IT on his jury piece this semester! This piece is Evergreen by Ben Finley.

04/12/2019

Congrats to these JSU students participating in WGI finals this week!

Music City Mystique: Zach Odom (snare), Donovan Ceresini (snare), Darien Key (cymbals)

Atlanta Quest: Bao Tran (snare), Brannen Hadley (quads), Lamonte Gardner (quads), Ethan Dupier (rack)

Q2: Luke Haymon (snare), Aaron Hyatt (quads)

Couchmen: Shayne Carter (triangle), Andrew Lynge (slapstick)

The JSU Percussion Studio is excited to welcome the Britain Moore Duo! Clinic at 4:30pm and concert at 6:00pm. Both in t...
04/04/2019

The JSU Percussion Studio is excited to welcome the Britain Moore Duo! Clinic at 4:30pm and concert at 6:00pm. Both in the Leone Cole Auditorium!

The JSU Percussion Studio is very excited to welcome Andy Kruspe to campus today! He will be presenting a clinic on Iris...
03/08/2019

The JSU Percussion Studio is very excited to welcome Andy Kruspe to campus today! He will be presenting a clinic on Irish Frame Drumming!

The JSU Percussion Studio is VERY excited to welcome Jerry Tachoir to campus today! He will give a masterclass begning a...
02/11/2019

The JSU Percussion Studio is VERY excited to welcome Jerry Tachoir to campus today! He will give a masterclass begning at 4:15pm and an evening concert at 7:30pm, both of which will take place at the West Side Baptist Church in Jacksonville. All events are free!

JSU is very excited to welcome Eric Hollenbeck to campus tomorrow! Dr. Hollenbeck will perform an evening concert at 7:3...
02/04/2019

JSU is very excited to welcome Eric Hollenbeck to campus tomorrow! Dr. Hollenbeck will perform an evening concert at 7:30pm in the SBIC New Gym. Also, he will be giving a clinic from 4:15-5:30pm in the SBIC New Gym. Both are free!

02/02/2019
JSU Steel Band

JSU Steel Band

Here’s “Feels So Good” by Chuck Mangione! Thanks Kevin Geeter for the video!

01/17/2019

The semester is up and running here at JSU! We have very exciting guest artists, concerts, and events planned for this semester. Stay tuned!

The JSU Department of Music is very excited to welcome Fernando Hashimoto to campus this week! He will perform a concert...
11/26/2018

The JSU Department of Music is very excited to welcome Fernando Hashimoto to campus this week! He will perform a concert on Tuesday evening (11/27) at 7:30pm in the Band Room of Mason Hall and provide a Masterclass from 9:15am - 10:45am on Thursday (11/29) in the Band Room.

Thank you to Julio Barreto for organizing his visit!

Contact Dr. Andrew Lynge for information regarding auditions!
11/19/2018

Contact Dr. Andrew Lynge for information regarding auditions!

What an AMAZING visit from Filippo Lattanzi! The JSU students learned so much in such a short amount of time!!!
11/13/2018

What an AMAZING visit from Filippo Lattanzi! The JSU students learned so much in such a short amount of time!!!

11/13/2018

Concert in 30 minutes by the wonderful Filippo!!!

11/12/2018

The JSU Percussion Studio is very excited to welcome Internationally Acclaimed Percussionist Filippo Lattanzi onto our campus for the next two days!

He will perform a solo concert tonight at 7:30pm at the First United Methodist Church in Anniston, AL and provide a clinic/masterclass tomorrow at 9:15am in the Band Room. Both are free to the public!

Hope to see you there!

11/03/2018

Great run of Michi by the JSU Front Ensemble at today’s game!! Very proud of this ensemble!

11/03/2018

Great run of the JSU drum break at the game today! Professor Gillespie does such an amazing job with this drum line EVERY SINGLE YEAR. The culture and consistency that he has built is a very special thing.

11/01/2018

Check out an excerpt of Michael Burritt’s Blue Flame Quintet by the JSU Percussion Ensemble!

Josh Foust is the soloist.

Concert is next Thursday at 7pm in the Performing Arts Center at Thompson High School.

Hope to see you there!

10/24/2018
JSU Steel Band

JSU Steel Band

JSU Steel Band and Latin Ensemble

The JSU Percussion Studio is extremely excited about our lineup of guest artists for this year! More to possibly come! -...
10/21/2018

The JSU Percussion Studio is extremely excited about our lineup of guest artists for this year! More to possibly come!
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Filippo Lattanzi - 11/12 - 11/13 (Concert and Masterclass)
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Fernando Hashimoto - 11/26 - 11/30 (Concert and Multiple Classes)
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Eric Hollenbeck - 2/4 (Concert and Masterclass)
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Andy Kruspe - 3/8 (Masterclass)

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Please check out my friend Matt Mayhall's new album!
Dr. Wight is offering an hour’s scholarship for 1-2 players who can follow along in a piano score and press buttons in time for JOT’s Peter Pan. You’d have to be available Jan 2-10.
One of the most well known timpani parts ever...get it, Parker!
Hello JSU Percussionist! Crossville High School's percussion instructor canceled on them at the last minute leaving them without a drumline instructor for camp. The dates will be July 16-27. They are a small program with little funding but will be paying around $400 for the two weeks. Their drum line/pit is also a very young group so the music might be challenging in sections. If you are interested, please contact band director (JSU Grad), Jake Barkley, through Facebook.
Hope you’re all safe! Looks like you had some crazy weather down there. Sending good vibes from Colorado.
Hope everyone is safe over there from all of us at UNA!
Thinking of y’all from The Delta State Percussion studio. Stay safe.
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