Elgin Symphony Orchestra to host masterclass with principal timpanist Bobby Everson

  • Bobby Everson, principal timpanist with the Elgin Symphony Orchestra, will lead a master class on Saturday, May 18, at Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin.

    Bobby Everson, principal timpanist with the Elgin Symphony Orchestra, will lead a master class on Saturday, May 18, at Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin. Courtesy of ESO

 
Submitted by Elgin Symphony Orchestra
Posted5/14/2019 10:29 PM

The Elgin Symphony Orchestra will host its final master class of the 2018-19 season with principal timpanist Bobby Everson from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 18, in the Meadows Community Room at the Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove, Elgin.

This master class is free to all students, teachers and anyone interested in learning more about the timpani.

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Everson will focus solely on the timpani and three percussion students have been chosen for a "mini lesson" during the master class.

In a master class, students are selected to perform for an expert who will then work with them on performance technique, musicality and presentation. This form of teaching is invaluable for students because it gives them a master's perspective on performance, enhancing their current music study.

Everson earned his Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Percussion Performance from DePaul University, and is the percussion instructor at Concordia University Chicago in River Forest, Illinois, as well as at the Birch Creek Music Performance Camp in Door County, Wisconsin.

In addition to performing with various symphonies in the Chicago area, he performs solo in-school percussion demonstrations for the International Music Foundation of Chicago, and participates in the educational outreach SEED Program with the Chicago Sinfonietta. He is a lifelong resident of the Chicago area with his wife, Ellen, and their son Ian, an aspiring singer and music producer.

For information on the upcoming season, visit www.elginsymphony.org.

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