Percussionist Mark Shelton is scheduled to perform as a guest artist at PICFEST (Pacific International Choral Festival). Taking place in Eugene, Oregon, PICCFEST is an annnual choir gathering produced in cooperation with the Oregon Bach Festival. In addition to playing percussion with the choir under the direction of Dr. Susan Brumfield, Mark will also perform a short solo set at the event and present a lecture/demonstration. June 29-30 For more info: www.picfest.org
Mark Shelton is pleased to announce his recent affiliation with One Beat Better. As an endorsing artist, Mark is excited about promoting the Timbre Jam--flagship product from One Beat Better. Combining a practice pad and performance instrument into one unit, the Timbre Jam is available in a variety of woods and sizes. For more information and to view a demo video featuring Mark Shelton playing the Timbre Jam, go to www.onebeatbetter.com.
The Florida Music Education Association has selected Mark Shelton to present his clinic Teaching Improvisation with the Drum Circle at the upcoming FMEA Professional Development Conference. The convention is held in Tampa, Florida and attracts more than 10,000 people including music teachers and administrators, along with K-12 participants and parents. The FMEA conference is one of the largest professional development events for music in the United States. Mark's presentation will be hands-on as participants engage in interactive drumming activites designed to spark musical creativity. Mark's clinic is sponsored by REMO.
Mark Shelton returns to Instagram Live Stream on September 27 at 9:00 p.m. Central Catch Mark "live" as he plays and talks percussion or go to Instagram TV (IGTV) later to get a bit of Mark's brand of performance and education. This week's Live Stream is sponsored by One Beat Better --creators of the Timbre Jam.
Be sure to follow Mark on Instagram at @marksheltonperc
Natural Acoustics Lab has added Mark Shelton to its roster of Endorsing Artists. Natural Acoustics Lab produces versatile and unique shaker percussion instruments including Box Shakers and Stick Shakers. The instruments are derived from an architecture new to the industry. NAL innovations increase handheld percussion "vocabulary" and expand the range of performance techniques. www.naturalacousticslab.com Natural Acoustics Lab
Easy Buckets: Grooves for Beginning Ensembles by Mark Shelton is now available. Published by Heritage Music Press, Easy Buckets features thirty simples grooves and two easy ensembles for bucket drumming groups. A concise bucket drumming tutorial is included along with a CD with all the material played by Mark Shelton. The book is a great way to teach bucket basics. Available from www.lorenz.com
The Texas Music Educators Association has selected Mark Shelton to present a clinic at the annual convention in San Antonio, TX. Mark will present a hands-on workshop on Bucket Drumming featuring material from Give Me A Bucket and Easy Buckets. TMEA hosts the nation's largest music educators convention at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, TX. In recent years, the event has drawn over 25,000 attendees. Mark's appearance is sponsored by Lorenz Publishing.
Join Mark Shelton in Lincoln, Nebraska as he presents workshops at the Nebraska Music Educators Conference. Mark will teach sessions on Technology Integration for Elementary Music, Bucket Drumming, and Interactive Drumming. November 17 at the Lied Center Mark's appearance is sponsored by Lorenz Publishing and West Music.