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About Bill.

Bill Shaltis is the Associate Professor of Percussion at the University of Memphis Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music and Principal Timpanist of the New Hampshire Music Festival Orchestra and Boise Baroque Orchestra, and regularly performs with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra.


Formerly, Shaltis was the Principal Timpanist for the Boise Philharmonic Orchestra, Principal Percussionist of the Evansville Philharmonic and Owensboro Symphony, and has taught at Missouri Southern State University, University of Missouri-Kanas City Conservatory of Music, and the University of Evansville.


He is a sought-after clinician and performer throughout North America, Europe and China and has performed and presented at several PASICs, the NAfME and Midwest Conferences, The CMS International Conference, and at state conferences, Day of Percussion events and universities throughout the country. As a performer, he has appeared with artists such as The Who, Denis DeYoung (Styx), Amy Grant, Zuill Bailey, Gunther Schuller, Sir Roger Norrington, and Renee Fleming. He has also performed timpani concerti with both the Boise Philharmonic and the Evansville Philharmonic as part of their MasterWorks series and has performed with the Kansas City Symphony, Utah Symphony, Chattanooga Symphony, Portland (ME) Symphony, Handel & Haydn Society, and Boston Baroque.

Shaltis created GoodBeats: short- and long-form education videos available on YouTube and Instagram. His debut album, "Essence/Descent," features premiere recordings of 21st century solo and chamber timpani repertoire and is available on major streaming platforms. Shaltis is also a co-founder of the annual Two Rivers Timpani Summit, which has included attendees from five continents.

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

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