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.

Timpani Lab

Don Liuzzi

(The Philadelphia Orchestra)

Playing Beethoven’s 9th— The How and the Why*

Friday, Nov. 16
10:00AM – 10:50AM
Room 205

Available Spots: 3

*Selected participants should be prepared to perform an excerpt from Beethoven’s 9th.

Keyboard Lab

William Moersch

(University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)

Keyboard Sight Reading Lab

Friday, Nov. 16
3:00PM – 3:50PM
Room 109

Available Spots: OPEN

Cymbals Lab

Frank Epstein

(Boston Symphony Orchestra)

Saturday, Nov. 17
1:00PM – 1:50PM
Room 205

Available Spots: 2

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: Alison Mitchell – intern@pas.org by October 12.
  • 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