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Cloyd Duff was recognized as one of the finest timpanists of the 20th century, known the world over for his beautiful, singing sound and his flawless musicianship. Since 1982 the Duff Timpani Masterclass has attracted timpanists from across the country and around the world. Students and teachers, amateurs and professionals alike, attend this annual event to learn about the Duff school of playing: a unique approach to the timpani encompassing every aspect of the instrument, from the fundamentals of technique to the most advanced orchestral repertoire.Under the directorship of Cloyd Duff's longtime assistant Jim Atwood, the Duff Timpani Masterclass has been expanded to include sessions on instrument maintenance, stick making, calf head tucking, changing and clearing heads, and a mock audition program. Joining Jim once again this summer is the renowned performer and teacher, Tom Freer of the Cleveland Orchestra. Space is limited to 25 full participants; once those spaces have been filled, additional applicants will be registered as auditors for a reduced fee.
This activity is for participants who would like to attend the workshop as a Full Participant and play in master classes. To attend as an Auditor and observe, please register for Duff Timpani Masterclass 2013 - Auditor
Map & Direction
Monday, June 10, 2013
UMKC Conservatory Academy of Music and Dance 301 E. 51st St. Room 201 Kansas City, MO, United States of America 64112Get Directions