Saturday, September 7, 2019
Noel Fine Arts Center, 1800 Portage Street, Stevens Point, Wis.
The UW-Stevens Point Department of Music will host its inaugural Drumline Clinic on Saturday,
September 7, 2019. Students attending the clinic will be treated
to a full day of guest artist sessions, breakout sectionals, and group lessons,
concluding with a mass drumline performance. The focus will be on improving
your musicianship skills through the art of marching percussion. Students will
learn new techniques and expand on their current knowledge of playing,
listening, and performing.
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Registration opens at 9:30 a.m.
Covers the cost of lunch, the
clinician/guest artist fees,
and a UWSP Music Department t-shirt!
You can read
more about our guest artist and clinicians below.
Please register each student individually, even if you plan to come with
a group. We encourage all of your drumline members to attend! Once registered,
please either mail payment (by check) or indicate that you will pay at the
event (also by check).
Brian Baldauff, UWSP Music Department, 1800 Portage Street, NFAC 254, Stevens
Point, WI 54481.
checks payable to: UWSP Music
All attendees will need to bring their own equipment. This includes drums,
carriers, stands, and sticks/mallets. UWSP is unable to supply instruments and
equipment for everyone.
and Exercises: A packet of music and exercises will be available during the
summer months for students to download and learn. These are yours to keep! You
are not required to learn all of them, but the more you learn before the
clinic, the more you will get out of it! The cadence will be performed as a
mass drumline at the end of the day, so we encourage you to try and memorize
this one. Do your best! A link will be sent via email to all registered
students once the music is available.
questions about this event can be sent to Dr. Brian Baldauff, Director of
Percussion Studies at UWSP: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Artist for 2019: Rob Ferguson
Rob Ferguson is currently the Director and Program Coordinator
for Performing Arts, serving both Matrix Independent World and Matrix
Independent Open Percussion Ensembles. Rob also serves as the music designer for
Matrix and has since its inception in 1999. In addition, Rob also serves as the
Percussion Arranger and Percussion Caption Coordinator for the Phantom Regiment
from Rockford, Illinois. Rob is an active clinician and
adjudicator for both the indoor and outdoor marching activities. He has presented clinics on marching
percussion, keyboard percussion, arranging, and amplification in the marching activity throughout the
U.S. and in Europe including the
2007 PAS convention, the 2008 Indoor Percussion Europe Championships, and as a part of the 2016 Chiayi
City International Band Festival in Chiayi City, Taiwan. In
addition to teaching, Rob works professionally as a designer, composer, program coordinator, and consultant for outdoor and indoor
marching ensembles throughout the U.S. and abroad. He is the owner of Ferguson Design Solutions, a
company providing custom
arrangements, original compositions, consulting, and design resources for marching bands, drum corps, and indoor percussion
ensembles in all major arenas of the pageantry arts. Rob
holds a Bachelor of Science and Master
of Music in Music Performance from Kent State University where he studied with Michael Burritt and Ted Rounds. Rob is an endorser and clinician for Mapex & Majestic Percussion,
Innovative Percussion, the Avedis Zildjian Co., Planet Waves, Pageantry Innovations, and Remo Inc.
Brian Baldauff will serve as host and clinician. Dr. Baldauff has more than 20
years of experience in the marching arts, including performing with the DCI
world finalist Magic of Orlando Drum and Bugle Corps. Dr. Baldauff has held
teaching positions with the Teal Sound Drum and Bugle Corps, the Boston
Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps, Timber Creek Independent (TCI) indoor
percussion ensemble (PIW finalists), and The Florida State University Marching
Chiefs as drumline instructor. Additionally, he served as the Director of the
Marching Bands at West Liberty University from 2011-2016. He is currently the
Director of Percussion Studies at UW-Stevens Point. Read more about him at