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Innovative Percussion Inc.
Newsletter - June 2017

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Innovative Percussion Proudly Welcomes John "JR" Robinson

John's relationships with legends David Foster and Barbara Streisand spans decades and he's appeared on soundtracks for many of our favorite movies including My Cousin Vinnie, Independence Day, Anchorman, and Pirates of the Caribbean.  In 2016, JR made Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Drummers of All Time, further cementing his legacy. We at Innovative Percussion are honored and thrilled to welcome John "JR" Robinson to our family of artists. 
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UNT Keyboard Percussion Symposium

The University of North Texas Keyboard Percussion Symposium was held on June 12 - 16, 2017. The five-day seminar was designed to serve high school, college, and professional level keyboard percussionists. Activities included private and group lessons with world class instructors, master classes, clinics, student and faculty performances, and technique labs focused on all aspects of keyboard percussion performance including grip methods. Faculty members included Sandi Rennick, She-e Wu, Dr. Brian Zator, and Mark Ford.
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IP Welcomes Adriaan Joaquin Correa!

Netherlands' Adriaan Joaquin Correa is one of the most active and influential percussionists in Holland, having studied and performed along-side some of the world's greatest percussionists including Giovanni Hidalgo, Luisito Quintero, and Edwin Bonilla. He's currently the creator of the Latin Society Foundation, a non-profit organization quickly becoming a household name in the European Salsa scene. We happily welcome him!
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Interlochen Percussion Institute 2017

Anders ├ůstrand, Jeffrey Irving, and Ed Soph were featured artists at the Interlochen Arts Camp summer program held in Interlochen, Michigan June 17-23. Each artist provided seminars, workshops, and performances for the "Percussion Institute" which offers opportunities for highly motivated students to work with world-class faculty in many different percussion disciplines.
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Product Spotlight


The Pius Cheung Series Marimba Mallets features six models with rubber cores of varying hardness. Constructed on rattan handles, each model is wrapped with a unique (alpaca-blend) yarn that allows the player to produce a tone of gold at extreme dynamic ranges from the utmost silky pianissimo to pesante fortissimo with minimal effort.

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The Chris McHugh Signature Drumset model and kick drum beater with yarn wrap was designed by one of the most sought after drummers in the Nashville recording scene. The Chris McHugh model is constructed of white hickory and features a quick taper with a bullet-shaped bead.

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The KDB-1 is a uniquely designed kick drum beater and truly one of a kind. The solid core gives an extreme enhancement of low-end frequencies. The yarn wrap, while not only aesthetically unique, cuts down attack & high-end frequencies, producing the lowest tone possible on a bass drum.

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The IP-KW Kennan Wylie concert model was designed with the beginning percussionist in mind. Constructed of maple, the IP-KW features a slightly larger diameter of .665" with a round bead for a constant sound quality at every angle.

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The LS-1 Timbalero hickory timbale stick features a very popular profile, measuring 16" in length with a diameter of .485". 

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Composer: Clif Walker
For: Percussion Ensemble

Program Notes:
Isbjerg, Danish for iceberg comes from both the imagery of what it might be like to tour icy waters in an old wooden boat and how small one must feel when, out of the mist, an iceberg appears, as well as the inspiration of our, then, 3 year old, Berg, glistening endlessly on the "white" keys of the marimba...

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