Symphonic Labs

PASIC Symphonic Labs


Presented each year at PASIC, Symphonic Labs are valuable opportunities to learn from renowned symphonic percussionists from around the world!

Intended for college level percussionists, students are encouraged to apply on a first-come, first-served basis. Accepted students will perform required repertoire in a hands-on lab in front of their peers.

Keyboard Lab

Host: Rob Knopper
Thursday, Nov. 9th
11:00AM – 11:50AM
Room 109

Available Spots: FULL

Snare Drum Lab

Host: Michael Rosen
Friday, Nov. 10th
11:00AM – 11:50AM
Room 120

Available Spots: FULL

Timpani Lab

Host: Jeremy Epp
Saturday, Nov. 11th
12:00PM – 12:50PM
Room 120

Available Spots: FULL

*Required Repertoire

Schuman: New England Triptych – opening
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 1 – 4th movement cadenza
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 – 1st movement coda
Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra – 4th movement
Mahler: Symphony No. 7 – 5th movement opening

Auxiliary Lab

Host: Jeremy Branson
Thursday, Nov. 9th
9:00AM – 9:50AM
Room 109

Available Spots: FULL

Symphonic Lab Sign Up Process

To apply to participate at this year’s Symphonic Labs:

  • All applicants must be active PAS Members at the VIP Level or higher.
  • Sign Ups are on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • All applicants must send a resume and PAS ID # to: Kathryn Yuill – by September 25.
  • All participants must be pre-registered for PASIC

*Students may participate in more than 1 lab

*Once accepted into a lab, participants will be notified with further instructions including performance materials, if required.

I highly recommend participating in the PAS Symphonic Labs, because there is no better place to get inside the head of an orchestral percussionist!

Matthew Bimstein

PASIC15 Lab Participant, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

The PAS Symphonic Labs are one of my favorite aspects of PASIC each year! Getting the chance to work on playing marimba solos in an audition setting with Will James was an amazing opportunity and I got a lot out of it. The Symphonic Labs have made me a better percussionist and musician, and I would definitely recommend any aspiring orchestral percussionist to participate in them!

Michael Metz

PASIC15 Lab Participant, Indiana University

I had a great time participating in Professor Jerry Noble’s symphonic lab at PASIC. It was a great experience to collaborate with percussionists from around the world and had a great time playing with them too!

Moose Davis

PASIC15 Lab Participant, Michigan State University