Matthew Coley

Iowa Days of Percussion 2015



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 3) locations are also below. There is a hotel, food, and parking located in the Memorial Union on campus (MAP 2), and there are several places to eat and parking 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:

Yousif Sheronick and duoJalal

Valerie Williams/Co'Motion Dance Theatre

Iowa/Hungary Percussion Project - Matt Andreini (UNI) and Gabor Palotas (University of Debrecen)

Iowa Percussion Artists (in no specific order) -

Dr. Ginny Armstrong

Dan Krumm

Aaron Williams

Dan Moore

Tom Mackey

Dr. Adam Groh

Randy Hogancamp

Stan Dahl

Dr. Alina Grimm



Percussion Ensemble Competition for High School and College Chamber Groups (2-4 players):

On Saturday, March 28 an ensemble competition for high school and college groups of 2-4 players will be held. The first place winning groups will be featured on the final concert at 7:30 that evening. First and second place groups will be awarded prizes (TBA).

Things to remember:

  • DEADLINE to apply is Monday, March 23. Audition times will be sent out by March 27.
  • Each ensemble is required to perform one selection of music no shorter than 3 minutes performing time.
  • There is a $50 registration fee for all competing ensembles.
  • Ensembles will receive a 50% discount on registration fee if all players present their current PAS membership. (Register here.) 
  • Registration fee can be paid on March 28 before competing time.
  • Email Dr. Matthew Coley ( to register your ensemble for the competition. Send: 
    • player's names
    • teacher's name
    • school name
    • repertoire
  • All ensembles will receive written comments from the judges.


Events of the Days:



Participating Sponsors:

Alvin Edgar Fund for the Performing Arts - Iowa State University

Percussive Arts Society

Birch Creek Music Performance Center

Cooperman Drums

Promark Sticks

Sabian Cymbals

BDL Percussion

Innovative Percussion

Marimba One

Black Swamp Percussion

Evans Drumheads

Remo Drumheads

Edition Svitzer Publications

Toca Percussion


Pearl Drums


Maps below in this order:

1. ISU Music Hall - Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall and all rooms for IDOP events.

2. ISU Memorial Union - food, hotel, and parking.

3. Fighting Burrito and Campus Town - lots of food locations, some free parking.

4. Best Western University Park