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Idaho State University

Dr. Thom Hasenpflug

Percussion Workshops

Dr. Hasenpflug works in an applied setting with your band or ensemble on issues related to percussion performance. Techniques, set-up, musicality, and more are discussed through an interactive approach. Note these workshops are designed to be participatory in nature, with the focus on the students and the group rather than passive / lecture-based.

World Music Styles


Latin America

Southeast Asia

These sessions provide an intro / overview to selected world music cultures. In each of these, musical styles will be discussed and presented along with representative musical examples.

State Standards

These presentations meet the following state education standards for high school students:

Music: Harmonizing Instruments

Anchor Standard 1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.

MU:Cr1.1.H.IIIa Generate melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic ideas for a collection of compositions (representing a variety of forms and styles ), improvisations in several different styles , and stylistically appropriate harmonizations for given melodies.


Anchor Standard 4: Select, analyze, and interpret artistic work for presentation.

MU:Pr4.3.H.IIIa Explain and present interpretations that demonstrate and describe the context (social, cultural, and historical) and an understanding of the creator’s intent in repertoire for varied programs of music that include melodies, repertoire pieces, stylistically appropriate accompaniments, and improvisations in a variety of contrasting styles.


Anchor Standard 6: Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work.

MU:Pr6.1.H.IIIa Perform with expression and technical accuracy, in individual and small group performances, a varied repertoire for programs of music that includes melodies, repertoire pieces, stylistically appropriate accompaniments, and improvisations in a variety of contrasting styles , demonstrating sensitivity to the audience and an understanding of the context (social, cultural, and historical).


Anchor Standard 7: Perceive and analyze artistic work.

MU:Re6.1.H.IIIa Select, describe, and compare a variety of individual and small group musical programs from varied cultures, genres, and historical periods.


Music: Composition and Theory

Anchor Standard 2: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.

MU:Cr2.1.C.IIIa Assemble and organize multiple sounds or extended musical ideas to create initial expressive statements of selected extended sonic experiences or abstract ideas.