School of Performing Arts: Day of Percussion

In the spring semester, we present our annual ISU Day of Percussion. Hosted by Dr.Hasenpflug, this tradition started in 2004, and has brought in a variety of nationally recognized guest artists.

The 2014 Day of Percussion Artists are Ben Finley and Andy Smith


Day of percussion activities include concerts, artist workshop/clinics and masterclasses, and for the past few years have been able to accommodate local area percussion ensembles in festival presentation.

Dr. Eric Hollenbeck of Colorado State University is shown here working
with the Highland High School percussion ensemble at the 2006 ISU Day of Percussion

Previous ISUDOP Paricipants:

2013 Scott Herring, marimba (University of South Carolina) and David Gluck, drum set (SUNY Purchase)

2012 Jeff Queen, international marching artist (Indianapolis), and Brian Zator, marimba (Texas A&M Commerce)

2011 Thomas Burritt, international marimba artist (University of Texas) and Andrew David Hasenpflug, percussion for dance (Slipprey Rock University)

2010 Nathan Daughtrey, nationally known freelance composer / keyboardist and Thad Anderson, improvisational percussion (UCF)

2009 Payton MacDonald, Supermarimba (William Paterson, NJ) and Michael Waldrop, drumset(Eastern Washington University)

2008 Norman Weinberg, electronic percussion  (University of Arizona)

2007 Julie Hill, Brazillian percussion (U TN Martin) and Jeff Moore, marching (Central Florida)

2006 John Wooton, marching and steel drums (Southern Miss) and Eric Hollenbeck, marimba(Colorado State)

2005 Chris Hanning, drumset (West Chester University, PA) 

2004 Blake Tyson, marimba and percussion (University of Central Arkansas) - First year of ISUDOP

Here’s Blake Tyson of the University of Central Arkansas with the
2004 ISU ensemble, Skyline High School, andother festival participants.

Julie, with pandeiro!

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