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  • Band/Affiliation: University of Arizona
  • School / Univ. / Institution: University of Arizona
  • Country: United States

Dr. Norman Weinberg is an Associate Professor at The University of Arizona. Before coming to UA, Norman served as Director of Percussion at Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, Texas for eighteen years. He has performed as the Principal Timpanist/Principal Percussionist with the Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra and as Principal Timpanist with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, the Evansville Philharmonic, the Spoleto Festival Orchestra, and the Leonard Bernstein Festival Orchestra. Now Norman plays with the Arizona Opera and the Tucson Symphony Orchestra.

He has been awarded several grants to research the viability of using electronic percussion instruments as a teaching tool. He has presented seminars at many regional, national and international conventions. As a performer and co-director of the UA Electronic Percussion Ensemble, CrossTalk, Norman has performed at PASIC 1999, Toronto 2000: Musical Intersections, and the Arizona, Nevada, and California Days of Percussion.

A prolific author, Norman has published over two hundred articles in journals including: Modern Drummer, Drum!, Drums and Drumming, Rhythm, Percussive Notes, Percussive Notes Research Edition, Keyboard Magazine, Music and Computers, The Instrumentalist, and Home Recording Newsletter. In addition, he has several compositions published by Southern Music Corporation. His text, The Electronic Drummer, is a part of the Modern Drummer Library and is distributed by Hal Leonard Publishing. His most recent book, Guide to Standardized Drumset Notation, has set a world-wide standard and is published by the Percussive Arts Society.

Norman has been awarded the prestigious Performer's Certificate from Indiana University, where he received the Master of Music degree in Percussion Performance with Honors and the Doctor of Music Arts degree.

Published Works:

Books:

Guide to Drumset Notation

The Electronic Drummer

Demystifying MIDI

The Last MIDI Book

Music:

Chrysoprase (drumset solo)

Gracile Rhythm (snare drum solo)

Three Short Dances

Sellinger's Round

The Bells of Dunkirk

La Mi La Sol (keyboard percussion ensembles)

NLYEHB

Quilt (electronic percussion ensembles)

Clinic Titles Used: Numerous clinics on a variety of topics concerning electronic percussion, timpani, and composers' use of percussion.

Personal Discography:

CrossTalk - "Alias" with the University of Arizona Electronic Percussion Ensemble

Other Recommended Recordings:

See personal Discography

Specialties:

Electronic Percussion Specialist / Educator / Concert and Orchestral Percussion

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Specialties:

Electronic Percussion Specialist / Educator / Concert and Orchestral Percussion

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