UW-Stevens Point

Drumline Clinic

​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.

Cost $35

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).

Send to: Brian Baldauff, UWSP Music Department, 1800 Portage Street, NFAC 254, Stevens Point, WI 54481.
Made checks payable to: UWSP Music

Equipment: 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.

Music 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.

Any questions about this event can be sent to Dr. Brian Baldauff, Director of Percussion Studies at UWSP: brian.baldauff@uwsp.edu.

Guest 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.

Dr. 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 brian.baldauff.com.