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The TAPS Weekly Q&A took place March 30 - May 2, 2020. Archived information is available below. 


Our weekly Q&A series has concluded. Thank you for joining us! Archived information regarding the 2020 event can be found below. 

The TAPS WEEKLY Q&A (2020)

As a positive response to the COVID-19 outbreak and social distancing guidelines, the TAPS Weekly Q&A was a series of live interactive interviews held from March 30 - May 2, 2020  with top percussion professionals from across the country. Sessions were hosted on Zoom, and any interested audience members were able to register, attend, and ask questions directly to the artists. 

We are happy to share that our twenty-seven interviews drew over 1,500 registrations globally from countries such as the United States, Mexico, England, South Korea, Singapore, and many others. 

TAPS Online Q&A Faculty Included...

  • Andy Akiho - percussionist, composer, international performer

  • Dan Bauch - Percussion / Assistant Timpani, Boston Symphony Orchestra

  • Casey Cangelosi - Contemporary Composer & Performer

  • Peter Erskine - Recording and Performing drum set player

  • Pedro Fernandez - Section Percussionist, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra

  • Tom Freer - Assistant Principal Timpani & Section Percussion, Cleveland Orchestra

  • Greg Goodall - Principal Timpanist of the LA Opera, Studio Musician

  • Dr. Don Greene - Peak performance psychologist and author

  • Jason Haaheim - Principal Timpanist of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

  • David Herbert - Principal Timpanist, Chicago Symphony Orchestra

  • Matt Howard - Principal Percussionist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic

  • Will Hudgins - Principal Percussionist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra

  • Joshua Jones - newly appointed Principal Percussion, Kansas Symphony Symphony

  • Pete Korpela - LA Studio Musician 

  • Greg LaRosa - Principal Timpanist of the New Jersey Symphony

  • Parker Lee - Principal Timpanist of the Metropolitan Opera

  • George Nickson - Principal Percussionist of the Dallas Symphony

  • Bailey O'Donnell - Tabla Specialist

  • John Parks - Professor of Percussion, Florida State University

  • Jim Ross - Percussionist, Chicago Symphony Orchestra

  • Tom Sherwood - Section Percussionist, Cleveland Orchestra

  • Matt Strauss - Percussionist/Timpanist of the Houston Symphony

  • Shaun Tilburg - Principal Percussionist, Phoenix Symphony

  • Lynn Vartan - Marimba Soloist and Educator

  • House Party in Philly, 1997 - A special tribute to Alan Abel with Ted Atkatz, Bill Wozniak, Matthew Strauss, Eric Millstein, & Peter Wilson

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