President - Patrick Roulet
Patrick Roulet is the Percussion Area Coordinator at Western Washington University where he teaches percussion and world music and directs the WWU Percussion Ensemble. A frequent collaborator with composers, choreographers and artists, his recent projects include landmark recording of the early percussion music of American composer Michael Colgrass, the musical score to The Traveling Feet with the Deep Vision Dance Company in Baltimore, and several performances utilizing kinetic light instruments created by artists Jenn Figg and Matthew McCormack in Baltimore.
As a freelance percussionist he has performed with many leading professional organizations from the Seattle Symphony and Seattle Opera Orchestras, to the Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra and the Pacific Rims Percussion Quartet.
Patrick has performed and presented at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) and the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago. He is a Yamaha Performing Artist and endorser of Grover Pro Percussion and Vic Firth.
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Vice President, Eastern WA - Chris Grant
Vice President, Western WA - Andrew Angell
Dr. Andrew Angell performs regularly in the Seattle area, and is frequently called upon for clinics, master classes, and adjudication. He has given lectures at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention as well as at Washington State Percussive Arts Society Days of Percussion. He specializes in performance with live electronics, and is highly involved in exploring the combination of technology and acoustic percussion performance.
Andrew has performed with a variety of ensembles including the Vashon Opera, Vespertine Opera, Tempe Symphony, West Valley Symphony, Seattle Rock Orchestra, Pacific Crest Wind Symphony, Plexure Percussion Trio, Anomaly Percussion Group, as well as various pop and rock bands. He as been a soloist with the University of Washington and Portland State University Percussion Ensembles, the University of Washington Wind Ensemble and appeared as a guest artist with the Phoenix College Percussion Ensemble. Performances have taken Andrew across the United States as well as internationally to China.
Andrew is an adjunct instructor of orchestral percussion at Edmonds Community College, and maintains a studio of private percussion students and directs the percussion ensemble. He also currently holds the position of Vice President for the Washington State Chapter of the Percussive Arts Society, and is a member of the Percussive Arts Society Music Technology Committee. While at University of Washington and Portland State University Andrew served as Graduate Teaching Assistant of Percussion. His duties included teaching private lessons, percussion ensemble, and percussion methods. Additionally, Andrew has been a clinician and judge for percussion contests and festivals in Washington, Oregon, and Arizona.
Dr. Angell earned his Doctor of Musical Arts in Percussion Performance degree at the University of Washington. He previously earned a Master of Music degree in Performance at Portland State University, as well as a Bachelor of Music degree in Percussion Performance at Central Washington University. His primary teachers have included Tom Collier, Mike Crusoe, Joel Bluestone, and Mark Goodenberger.
Treasurer - Tim Jefferson
Tim Jefferson holds a Masters of Science in Aeronautical Human Factors, a Bachelor of Science in Professional Aeronautics, both degrees are from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. My musical background is mostly composed of rudimental drumming. I have performed in several Drum and Bugle Corps, spanning a ten year period, this includes the world champion Cavaliers from Rosemont Illinois. I have also performed with Sound Wave Band supporting the Seattle Sounders soccer club. Currently, I am instructing the Thunder Drum and Bugle Corps. from Spokane Washington and the MarysvillePilchuck High School from Marysville Washington.
Secretary - Melanie Voytovich
Melanie Voytovich is a contemporary percussionist and educator located in the Pacific Northwest. She is currently working at West Side Music Academy, Ballard Academy of Music and Dance, Canyon Park Jr High School, and often gives clinics at local schools and Day of Percussion events.
Dedicated to encouraging innovation and collaboration, she pioneered the New Works for Percussion project, whose goal is to make commissioning new works affordable for everyone.
In the last few years, Melanie has performed with groups such as the Seattle Modern Orchestra, Plexure Trio, Universal Language Project, and the Genkin Philharmonic, among many others. She has also performed at festivals like the Seattle Symphony's Day of Music and the Lincoln Center Out of Doors festival. Performances have taken her across the United States, as well as internationally to China and Canada.
Melanie is currently pursuing her Doctorate of Musical Arts at the University of Washington. She previously earned a Master of Music degree in Performance at SUNY Buffalo, and a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education at The Hartt School.
Melanie is sponsored by Malletech.