Composition Jury

COMPOSITION JURY 2016

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Anders Åstrand

Mallet artist, Clinician, Composer. As a mallet specialist, Åstrand regularly performs and gives clinics throughout the US, Latin America, Australia, and Europe.

Anders Åstrand
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John Beck

John Beck is the percussionist's percussionist. As a performer he has worked in a variety of situations, including the "President's Own" Marine Band (1955-59), Principle Percussionist with the Rochester Philharmonic (1959-62), Principle Timpanist with the Rochester Philharmonic (1962-present), jazz drumset with a variety of artists, including Coleman Hawkins and Hot Lips Page, and solo appearances with the Rochester Philharmonic, Eastman Wind Ensemble, Marine Band, Syracuse Wind Ensemble, and a variety of chamber music organizations.

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Richard LeVan

Richard Le Van is the CEO of HoneyRock Publishing. HoneyRock is going to publish the 1st price winners.

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Eric Sammut

Eric Sammut Eric was born in Toulouse, France, where he studied piano and percussion and became known for his musical abilities at an early age. His varied musical experiences have led him to appreciate music of all genres, from Bach and Mozart to jazz and rock. After his studies at the Conservatoire supérieur de musique de Lyon he became the First Percussionist at l’Opera de Lyon.

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Andrei Pushkarev

Renown classical percussionist and vibraphone virtuoso, Andrei Pushkarev, was born in the Ukraine.

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