Bill Shaltis

Bill Shaltis's Biography

Bill Shaltis is Assistant Professor of Percussion at the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music, University of Memphis and Principal Timpanist of the New Hampshire Music Festival Orchestra. Formerly, Shaltis was the Principal Timpanist for the Boise Philharmonic Orchestra. He is a sought-after clinician and performer throughout North America, Europe and China and has performed and presented at several Percussive Arts Society International Conventions, National Association for Music Education National Conferences, Midwest Clinic International Band and Orchestra Conferences, various state conferences and universities throughout the country.

Shaltis created the video podcast series Good Beats (tips for music educators) and The Solo Timpanist (videos of etudes from the Vic Firth book of the same name). His debut album, Essence/Descent, features premiere recordings of 21st-century solo and chamber timpani repertoire. Shaltis is a co-founder of the annual Two Rivers Timpani Summit.

Shaltis is a proud performing artist/clinician for Grover Pro Percussion, Remo, Yamaha and Zildjian.

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