John Will Parks IV Zildjian Cymbal Artist

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.

John Will Parks IV

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1

WHAT INSPIRES YOU?

I listen to EVERYTHING. Ravel to Toto, Bach to Dream Theater, Brandi Carlisle to Alicia Keys. And anything Steve Gadd plays.

2

WORDS OF WISDOM FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF DRUMMERS

Be kind. Be kind. Be kind. And be overprepared.

3

FAVORITE ZILDJIAN CYMBAL/COMBO

Drum set--anything with a K on it.

Behind the kit

FSU Studio Class 3-4-15

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Photo Credits: Mitchell Martin