Matthew Coley

Iowa Day of Percussion 2013

April 5 and 6, 2013
hosted by
and Matthew Coley


All events will take place in Iowa State University Music Hall, and performances will be held in Martha Ellen-Tye Recital Hall. Map of location is below. (MAP 1)


Map of food and hotel (MAP 2) locations are also below. There is a hotel and food located in the Memorial Union on campus (MAP 3), and there are several places to eat in "Campus Town", which is surrounding Fighting Burrito (MAP 4).

Hotel Information


Best Western Plus University Park Inn and Suites

2500 University Blvd
Ames, IA
(515) 296-2500


Tell them you are participating in a university event at the music school and you will receive a $5 discount.

Hotel Memorial Union (On the campus of ISU)

2229 Lincoln Hwy
Ames, IA 50014
(515) 296-6848


Guest Artists include:

Click here for more information about the guest artists.

Jamal Mohamed - doumbek and world percussion artist

Crossing 32nd Street Ensemble

Cory Hills - multi-percussionist/storyteller

Brian Nozny - composer and percussionist

Lynda Haaken - organist

Iowa Percussion Group

Competitions - High School Solo and College Concerto:

Click here for Guidelines and Application Form

Click on links below to choose a Concerto Movement for the Collegiate Concerto Competition:

Events of the Day:

Click here for the April 6 schedule of events.

April 5:

4:00pm - Crossing 32nd Street Concert

April 6:

Morning - High School Percussion Ensemble Adjudications

9:00am-Noon - High School Solo Competition

9:00am-Noon - College Concerto Competition

Morning - FUNdamentals Clinics: Snare Drum and Timpani 101 with Dr. Nozny and Dr. Thieben

The snare drum is one of our most fundamental instruments in percussion. The skills that we build when beginning study on this single-surface instrument transfer to every other instrument we play in the percussion family. This clinic will serve as an introduction to the basic skills associated with performing on snare drum, as well as a guide to the variety of repertoire performed on the instrument.

11:00am & 1:00pm - Master Classes with Jamal Mohamed and Crossing 32nd Street

3:00pm - Organ Concert featuring Lou Harrison's "Concerto for Organ and Percussion Orchestra"

5:30-7pm - University Percussion Ensemble Performances

7:15pm - Evening Concert featuring Jamal Mohamed, competition winners, and other guest artists

Participating Sponsors:

Iowa Arts Council

Alvin Edgar Fund for the Performing Arts - Iowa State University

Percussive Arts Society

Birch Creek Music Performance Center

Cooperman Drums

Promark Sticks

Sabian Cymbals

Innovative Percussion

Marimba One

Black Swamp Percussion

Evans Drumheads

Remo Drumheads

Edition Svitzer Publications

Toca Percussion

Pearl Drums


C. Alan Publications