Dr. Kendra McLean, Percussionist

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Dr. Kendra McLean


You can hear Kendra playing marimba on her YouTube video of Land by  Takatsugu Muramatsu here:


And here's a link a music video of Kendra with the CrossTalk electronic percussion ensemble at The University of Arizona. (The music starts at about 3 minutes and 20 seconds into the video. http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=58422846 

Percussionist: Performer,
and Music Educator

Dr. Kendra McLean specializes in the following percussion instruments:

Concert Percussion
    Timpani, Snare Drum, Cymbals, Tambourine, Triangle, etc.

Mallet Percussion
    Marimba, Vibraphone, Xylophone, Orchestra Bells, and Gyil (Ghanaian Xylophone)

Drum Set
    Jazz, Latin, and Rock Styles

Hand Drumming
    Djembe and other African Drums

Multiple-Percussion

Steel Drums

Kendra's Upcoming Live Events: 

Washington State Percussive Arts Society: Day of Percussion Adjudicator, Percussion Performance Festival, April 24th at The University of Washington. https://www.facebook.com/events/599765093504353.

Washington State Percussive Arts Society: Day of Percussion Clinician, April 24th at The University of Washington

Washington State Solo and Ensemble Contest, Adjudicator, April 29-30 in Yakima, WA

Rainier Symphony Orchestra "Romanticism Reimagined" Concert, May 21st at 7:30pm and May 22nd at 3pm at the Foster Performing Arts Center in Tukwila, WA. http://www.rainiersymphony.org/calendar.html.

Global Spice New Music Series with Natalie Naranjo and Barry Olsen Concert on May 26th at the Western Washington University PAC Concert Hall in Bellingham, WA. https://cfpa.wwu.edu/event/global-spice-world-music-series-featuring-valerie-naranjo-and-barry-olsen

Northwest Mallet Camp Clinician, June 27-29 at the Broadway Center in Tacoma, WA. https://www.facebook.com/NorthwestMalletCamp.




Kendra's Past Live Events: 

Tacoma Symphony Orchestra "Mini Maestros: Around the World in 50 Drums" concert, April 17th at Schneebeck Hall at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA. http://tacomasymphony.org/concerts/around-the-world-in-50-drums

Tacoma Symphony Orchestra "Symphonic Django" concert, April 16th at the Pantages Theater in Tacoma, WA. http://tacomasymphony.org/concerts

Tacoma Symphony Orchestra "Simply Symphonic" concerts for local schools, April 12th and 14th at the Pantages Theater in Tacoma, WA

Tacoma Youth Symphonies Private sectional coaching, March 19th

Washington State Percussive Arts Society: Music Educators' Day of Percussion Presentation on Percussion Ensemble Repertoire, February 27th at Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA

Rainier Symphony Orchestra "Innovation and Reflection" Concert, February 20th and 21st at the Foster Performing Arts Center in Tukwila, WA

Tacoma Youth Symphonies Private sectional coaching, January 9th

Tacoma Symphony Orchestra "Sounds of the Season" concert, December 6th at the Pantages Theater in Tacoma, WA

Miho & Diego Steel Drum Ensemble, private event in Burien, WA, December 11th

Emerald Ballet Theater and Rainier Symphony Ballet Orchestra Nutcracker Ballet, December 12 and 13 at the Northshore Performing Arts Center in Bothell, WA.


PLU Steel Pan Ensemble concert, November 13th at Lagerquist Concert Hall, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA

"Origins: Life and the Universe" audiovisual concert, November 7th at Benaroya Hall, Seattle, WA

Lake Washington Symphony Orchestra concert, November 7th at Westminster Chapel, Bellevue, WA

Rainier Symphony opening concert, "Heroic Triumph," October 10th and 11th at the Foster Performing Arts Center in Tukwila, WA

Tacoma Symphony Orchestra opening concert, "Russian Season Opening," October 3rd at the Pantages Theater in Tacoma, WA; Rebroadcast on 98.1 Classical King FM on October 16th.

Yakima Symphony Orchestra opening concert, "Cirque de la Symphonie," September 26th at The Capitol Theater in Yakima, WA

Lake Washington Symphony Orchestra Wine Tasting and Fundraiser, September 19th at The Bravern in Bellevue: Bach marimba duets with Seattle marimbist Memmi Ochi.

Olympia Symphony Orchestra outdoor concert, July 26th on the Capitol Lawn.
 
Marimba in the Garden, Kendra McLean and Seattle marimbist Memmi Ochi performed Bach duet transcriptions and arrangements on marimba for the Symphony of Gardens Tour in Bellevue on Sunday, June 28th, 2015. This event was a fund raiser for the Lake Washington Symphony Orchestra.
 
Drumming in the Park, On Saturday, June 20th, Kendra facilitated a drum circle hosted by the Washington Chapter of the Percussive Arts Society at Owen Beach in Point Defiance Park in Tacoma, Washington.

Federal Way Symphony, Saturday, June 20th, a free outdoor performance as part of Federal Way's 25th Anniversary Celebration in Town Square.
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