Welcome to the Pennsylvania Chapter of the
Percussive Arts Society

Friday, APRIL 20, 7:30pm
Day of Percussion Preview Concert
Featuring Lancaster Catholic HS Percussion Ensemble (Paul Murr, director), Manheim Township HS Percussion Ensemble (Scott Siegel, director), and MUPE
Winter Visual and Performing Arts Center


2018 Pennsylvania PAS Day of Percussion 

Saturday, April 21 at Millersville University
(James Armstrong and Stephen Goss, hosts)
Ticket information

Daytime: FREE for all PAS members, $10 for non-PAS members
Evening Gala Concert: $10 for ALL, free with student ID
Event Locations is MIllersville University 

Winter Visual and Performing Arts Center
60 West Cottage Ave
Millersville Pa. 17551

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      2018 PAS Day of Percussion
  •  11:30am REGISTRATION
  •  12:00pm Temple University
  •  12:30pm  Slippery Rock University
  •  1:00pm  Kurtztown University
  •  1:30pm  MIllersville University
  •  2:00pm WCU Honors  HS
  •  2:30pm West Chester University

  •  3:00pm PAUL MURR
  •  4:00-5:30pm NATHAN DAUGHTREY clinic

  •  7:30pm GALA CONCERT -featuring Nathan Daughtrey, Paul Murr, the PA Premier of Lansky’s “Metal Light” for solo vibraphone, MUPE and more!


Featuring guest NATHAN DAUGHTREY, plus ensemble performances and clinics. (4:00- 5:30 PM) Evening gala style concert.
nathanNathan Daughtrey 

Percussionist, composer, & educator Nathan Daughtrey (b. 1975) is a musical chameleon who uses his wide-ranging talents to adapt comfortably to a variety of environments. As a performing artist and clinician for Yamaha percussion, Vic Firth sticks & mallets, Zildjian cymbals, and Black Swamp accessories, he has performed and given masterclasses and clinics throughout the United States and across three continents. Most recently, Nathan performed as a concerto soloist with the Korean Navy Band with composer David Gillingham conducting as part of the Jeju International Wind Ensemble Festival. Nathan has recorded two solo marimba albums to date – "Spiral Passages" and "The Yuletide Marimba" – and has appeared on several other albums, including a recent collaboration with euphoniumist Brian Meixner (Praxis) and a recording of Emma Lou Diemer's "Concerto in One Movement for Marimba & Orchestra" with the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra (Pacific Ridge).

With publications for percussion ensemble, concert band, orchestra, chamber ensembles, and soloists as well as an ever-growing number of commissions, Nathan balances his performing with composing, and to great acclaim. He is the only composer in the history of the Percussive Arts Society International Composition Contest to procure both 2nd and 3rd place in the same year with his percussion ensemble works "Limerick Daydreams" and "Adaptation," respectively. Nathan's compositions appear regularly on performances at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention, the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic, the Bands of America National Music Festival, and in concert halls and other performance venues around the world. His works have also been recorded on several albums by respected ensembles & performers, including the TCU Percussion Orchestra, the University of North Texas Wind Symphony, the Phonix Reflexion Percussion Ensemble (Tokyo), the FSU Percussion Ensemble, the Mushashino Academia Wind Symphony (Tokyo), and the RoseWind Duo. All of his compositions and arrangements are published by C. Alan Publications.

As an educator, Nathan served as a Visiting Lecturer of Percussion for three years at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where he taught applied percussion and conducted the Percussion Ensemble. He also served as a sabbatical replacement at the University of Oklahoma, where he taught undergraduate and graduate percussion students and conducted the world-renowned OU Percussion Orchestra. Dr. Daughtrey most recently completed a six-year stint as Visiting Lecturer of Percussion and Music Composition at High Point University (NC), where he taught applied lessons, directed the percussion ensemble and worked in collaboration with the School of Communication, Department of Dance, and Department of Theatre. Nathan is currently the Director of Operations for C. Alan Publications.

When not performing or composing, Dr. Daughtrey can be found running the trails and greenways in his hometown of Greensboro, NC, where he is outnumbered four-to-one by his wife Katie, daughter Penelope, dog Gertrude, and cat Mimi.

Website: www.NathanDaughtrey.com

PAUL MURR – drumset clinic (3:00 PM) 

            'Sound Ideas on Developing Creativity with Drum Fills’

Paul Murr is the Instrumental Music Director in the Lancaster Catholic Deanery Schools. He is also the Director and Percussion Arranger for the Lancaster Catholic Marching Band as well as the Percussion Ensemble Director. The LCHS Percussion section has won Championship High Percussion caption awards in the USSBA, TOB and Cavalcade of Bands circuits under Mr. Murr. The LCHS Percussion Ensemble has performed at the PAS Day of Percussion and PMEA All State Convention and have just finished their first commission. Members of Mr. Murr’s percussion studio have won awards at the County, District, Region, State and National levels.

In addition to his teaching schedule Paul is an active freelance percussionist. He has a diverse performing and recording career. He is a percussionist with the Allegro Orchestra in Lancaster and as a drum set artist he has worked with artists Jeffrey Gaines, Jackie Evancho, Fauna Flora, Darcie Miner and numerous other singer songwriters from the Mid Atlantic. A proponent of New Music, Paul held the percussion duties with the Nakedeye Ensemble till 2017. He can be heard on their upcoming release, “Storylines Crossing.” He holds a BA in Music from Indiana University of Pennsylvania where he studied percussion with PAS Hall of Fame member Dr. Gary Olmstead.




CHECK out the 2017 PA PAS Chapter Day of Percussion at the link below !  

CHECK out the 2016 PA PAS Chapter Day of Percussion at the link below ! 



Scenes from the Day of Percussion 2015 


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