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The Percussive Arts Society (PAS) Names Gordon Stout, School of Music, in Announcement of Hall of Fame Inductees
Contributed by Molly O'Shea Polk on 05/30/2012
The Percussive Arts Society Hall of Fame will induct four percussion artists as the eyes of the percussion world turn to Austin, Texas for the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) from October 31-November 3, 2012. The Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, honoring the four newest members, will be held Thursday, November 1, 2012 before the PASIC Thursday Evening Concert at the Austin Convention Center. The Class of 2012 features four important figures who have shaped the percussion world through their innovations, performances and scholarly work.
Gordon Stout is an American percussionist, composer, and educator. Many of Stout’s compositions, including Two Mexican Dances, have become standard repertoire for marimba players worldwide. As a performer, Stout has performed throughout the United States and Canada, as well as in Europe, Japan, Taiwan, and Mexico. Stout studied with John Beck, James Salmon, Joseph Schwantner, Samuel Adler and Warren Benson. He serves as professor of percussion at Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York.
View a full list and bios of the four of inductees at: http://www.pas.org/news/12-05-30/PAS_Announces_2012_Hall_of_Fame_Inductees.aspx