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Todd Hammes
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Todd Hammes

Adjunct Instructor
Biography

Teachers

Pandit Sharda Sahai (Indian master tabla artist)

Gary Cook (renowned pedagogue)

Glen Velez (frame drumming)

Numerous notable Latin, African and Middle Eastern musicians


Performing Experience

Tucson Symphony Orchestra

The Tool and Drum Ensemble (Todd’s unique chamber music ensemble)


Additional Studies & Influences

Application of Indian drumming concepts to Western music

Extensive study of classical, chamber and western contemporary music

Improvisation


Composition: Commissions

Remembering(an evening-long work), commissioned by Several Dancers Core of Atlanta and Houston

Speedway Boulevard: Tucson, commissioned by Linda Siegel, percussionist with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

Many other commissions for original music for dance, theater, and the concert hall


Composition: Honors

McKnight Visiting Composer Residency, 2005 American Composers Forum