Josh Jones

Josh Jones

Josh Jones A native of Chicago, Illinois, Josh Jones started hitting things at age 2 and received his first drum set at age 3. Josh began his formal studies in percussion with the Percussion Scholarship Program under the direction of Chicago Symphony member Patricia...
Maria Finkelmeier

Maria Finkelmeier

Maria Finkelmeier Named a “one-woman dynamo” by The Boston Globe and Boston’s Best 2018 “Creative Catalyst” by The Improper Bostonian, Maria Finkelmeier is a percussionist, composer, public artist, educator, and arts entrepreneur. Maria has created...
Kristen Hadeed

Kristen Hadeed

Kristin Hadeed Kristen Hadeed is the founder of Student Maid, a successful cleaning company that has employed thousands of students over the last decade and that is known for building the next generation of leaders. When Kristen started her journey, she had no idea...
Dave Gerhart, Heather Mansell, Marcia Neel

Dave Gerhart, Heather Mansell, Marcia Neel

Dr. Dave Gerhart, Heather Mansell, and Marcia Neel Dr. Dave Gerhart, Heather Mansell and Marcia Neel serve as part of the music education team at Yamaha Corporation of America.   Dr. Dave Gerhart As Assistant Marketing Manager, Education, and lecturer at the Bob...
Diversity Alliance Panel

Diversity Alliance Panel

About the Session Percussion is for Every Body: Expanding Diversity Through Drumming In this session, our expert panelists will discuss their experiences as minorities in the percussion community and ways that we can create a more inclusive environment for all...