2014 DOP

2014 DOP

Pennsylvania PAS "Day of Percussion"
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Millersville University - Winter Center

COLLEEN CLARK, jazz drumset
DARREN HAZLET, marching percussion

9:00am registration
9:30am High School Percussion Ensemble Festival Ephrata HS, Lancaster Catholic HS
11:00am Darren Hazlet, marching percussion
12noon HOST CONCERT featuring PORTAL PERCUSSION and others
1:00pm COLLEEN CLARK, jazz drumset fundamentals
2:00pm College Percussion Ensemble Festival Lebanon Valley College, West Chester University, Millersville University
4:00pm ROLANDO MORALES-MATOS "Playing melodies on non-melodic instruments"
7:30pm GALA CONCERT featuring guest artists and ensembles
Daytime- $15 for PAS members, $20 non-members
GALA Concert- $10 general admission

to Millersville University WINTER CENTER
gps: 60 West Cottage Ave, Millersville, PA 17551




Rolando Morales-Matos is a well sought after Latin, Jazz and Classical percussionist. He is a band leader/vibraphonist/composer of Latin Jazz group Rolando Morales-Matos & Forward. He has toured worldwide performing at the major jazz festivals and venues as a member of Ron Carter Foursight Quartet, as well as appearing with artists like Paquito D’Rivera, Dave Samuels, Dave Valentine, Willie Colon, William Cepeda, to name a few. Rolando has recorded with Ron Carter, Celine Dion, Michael Bolton, Birdland Big Band, as well as numerous film soundtracks and classical works. In 2006, Rolando was the recipient of Drum Magazine's World Beat Percussionist of the Year Award. Since 1997, he has been the Percussionist and Assistant Conductor of the Tony Award- winning Broadway musical The Lion King. Rolando has developed unique vocabularies of playing melodies on non-pitched instruments such as drums, cowbells, cymbals and more. His published works include the textbook “Techniques and Basic Patterns for Congas, Timbales, and Bongos” and over 20 compositions for percussion ensemble. In 2008, Rolando released his solo album “From The Earth” featuring the Hang Drum, and most recently, his Latin Jazz group’s debut album “Forward”.
Also as an accomplished classical musician, Rolando frequently performs with The Philadelphia Orchestra. Previously, he was the Principle Percussionist of Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia in Spain, the Guest Principle Timpanist of New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, and performed with Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra and Pittsburgh Symphony while he was busy touring worldwide with many salsa and popular artists from Latin America.
Rolando Morales-Matos is a faculty member at Curtis Institute of Music, Temple University, The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, New Jersey City University and gives clinics and master classes at many universities and conservatories. He has given clinics at PASIC in 1999, 2001, and 2003.
Born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Percussionist Rolando Morales-Matos began his musical studies at the prestigious high school for the performing arts, Escuela Libre de Música and started touring with popular artists at the age of 15. He moved to the States and received his Bachelor’s degree in Classical Percussion Performance from Carnegie Mellon University, Master’s degree from Duquesne University, and Certificate of Professional Studies from Temple University.
Rolando Morales-Matos endorses Pearl Drums and Adams Musical Instruments, Zildjian cymbals, Vic Firth sticks, and Evans drumheads.


COLLEEN CLARK, jazz drumset

Colleen Clark is a multi-faceted musician, composer and teacher. Her musicianship and composition skills have been sparking great attention since moving to New York in 2012. Colleen's debut album, "Introducing Colleen Clark" has received praise from all corners of the world. The album is produced by world class musician and composer, member of Percussive Arts Society's prestigious Hall of Fame, mentor and friend, Gordon Stout. The album was engineered, mixed and mastered by 10 time Grammy Award nominated/winner, Brian Dozoretz.


Colleen is currently on the faculty at Ithaca College, (her alma mater), conducting Percussion Ensemble and teaching a full private studio. Colleen proudly works for the New York Pops Education Program,  performing jazz master-classes to children in the Bronx. She is an alumni of SUNY Purchase where she recieved her master's degree and studied with John Riley.


Colleen has had the privilege of playing on some of New York's most celebrated stages including: Sounds of Brazil, Smoke Jazz Club, 92Y, The Iridium, Smalls Jazz Club and Birdland Jazz Club. She has also appeared live on the Fox News Network and at the Jazz Educator's Network Conference with headliner, Bria Skonberg featuring Wycliffe Gordon. Colleen has been on multiple international tours and recently finished a tour of Panama and Costa Rica in January 2014, where she premiered her first work for Wind Ensemble and Drum-set.

Colleen is endorsed by DREAM Cymbals and Gongs, D'Addario, Promark, Evans Drumheads and PureSound Percussion.



DARREN HAZLET, marching percussion 

Darren Hazlett teaches and arranges for the drumline of the West Chester University Golden Rams Marching Band. He was an arranger and Percussion Caption Head for the Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps in 2005 and 2006. As a performer he spent 7 years with the Crossmen (1992-1998) and was a cast member of the Broadway show Blast! (1999-2002). He is a clinician for Vivace Productions presenting summer clinics on marching percussion. His arranging can be heard on music published by Jair Klarfeld Music and Center X Productions, and he also serves on the Educational Team of Vic Firth.  Darren currently teaches music in the Penn-Delco School District.

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