John Will Parks IV
Florida State University
2018-19 Distinguished Teaching Professor at FSU, DMA Eastman, MM (Performance) Northwestern, MM (Jazz Ped) Northwestern, BME Furman. Orchestral/Chamber Music/Percussion Ensemble/Contemporary Solo repertoire specialist, Grammy voter, recording engineer. Two-time PASIC Percussion Ensemble Competition Winner, performances/clinic appearances at Midwest, Thailand Brass and Percussion Festival, Basilica Festival (Brussels), conservatories/universities/high-profile secondary programs across the United States. Performances with Naples Philharmonic, Florida Orchestra, Eastern Music Festival Orchestra, Alabama, Jacksonville, Key West, and Kansas City Symphony Orchestras.
I listen to EVERYTHING. Ravel to Toto, Bach to Dream Theater, Brandi Carlisle to Alicia Keys. And anything Steve Gadd plays.
Be kind. Be kind. Be kind. And be overprepared.
Drum set - anything with a K on it.
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