ABOUT THE ARTIST
Daniel Smithiger is the Instructor of Percussion at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville – Ilinois. Since his appointment in the Fall 2010, Mr. Smithiger has grown the Percussion Studio, created the SIUe Steel Band, created the Percussion Institute at SIUe (Summer Percussion Camp), created the Greater St. Louis Percussion Ensemble which performs at SIUe, and the SIUe Marimba Band. He also created the ILMEA Audition Clinics, and the SIUe Bi-State Honor Band Percussion Ensemble. Mr. Smithiger’s remains in demand as a performer and clinician throughout the Bi-State Area of Missouri and Illinois (the Greater St. Louis Area).
Dan Smithiger has taught and performed in Taiwan, Canada, England, France, Austria, Germany, as well as across many U.S. States, including Arizona, Nevada, California, Texas, Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas, and Tennessee. His students have achieved distinction and recognition in competitions, and are teaching and performing across the United States.
ABOUT THE CLINIC: Musical Techniques for the Young Tambourine Performer
This FUNdamentals session will focus on technique and musical expression on Tambourine. Geared towards High School students, and their teachers, the session will address techniques and the exploration of sounds in a variety of situations, demonstrated through selected excerpts, and musical selections.
(Tambourine excerpts from grade 3 or 4 wind-band literature)