There was a very nice article yesterday in the Diamondback, the on-campus newspaper at UMD-College Park, about the UMD Percussion Ensemble and our work during the pandemic.
“The whole ensemble, save two students who Zoomed into the rehearsal from their homes, was physically present. The voices of different members popcorned around the room, trying to solve this little problem in timing or that little hiccup on a syllable. No one directed; Hinkle was facilitating the conversation, but not dictating it. . .This kind of collaborative problem-solving attitude is a trademark attitude of percussion players, Hinkle said.”
photo by Taneen Momemi/The Diamondback