Whaley, Garwood

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Garwood Whaley

Biography

Born: November 21, 1942

Country: Dobbs Ferry, New York, U.S.A.

Studies: Juilliard (1965), The Catholic University of America (M.M.1971, D.M.A.1977)

Teachers: Saul Goodman, Morris Goldenberg


Garwood Whaley received degrees from the Juilliard School–where he studied with Morris Goldenberg and Saul Goodman–and The Catholic University of America where he earned a doctor of musical arts degree while performing with the United States Army Band, “Pershing’s Own.” He is conductor emeritus of the Bishop Ireton Symphonic Wind Ensemble in Alexandria, Virginia, former adjunct professor of music at The Catholic University of America, past president of the Percussive Arts Society, former curriculum coordinator of instrumental music for the Diocese of Arlington Schools and president and founder of Meredith Music Publications. As director of Meredith Music, he has been responsible for the publication of some of the most exceptional performance and educational materials available today. More than 400 composers and authors are included in the Meredith catalog.

Gar wrote his first book in 1965 and since then has become one of the best known and best selling writers of percussion method books of all time with more than 300,000 copies of his books sold worldwide. He is the author of two of the most popular music method books of the past decade, Basics in Rhythm and Primary Handbook for Snare Drum and has written many other best sellers. He is the recipient of numerous awards in the field of music and music education including the prestigious Midwest Clinic Music Industry Award and continues to present clinic/workshops throughout the United States and Canada. His charities, both personal and corporate—through Meredith Music Publications—have provided thousands of dollars to individuals and organizations that promote music and provide music education opportunities. He lives with his wife Adele and Welsh terrier in Galesville, Maryland.[1]


Books on Percussion

Grover, Neil; Garwood Whaley. 4 Mallet Fundamentals. Meredith Music Publication
Cirone, Anthony; Garwood Whaley. The Art of Percussion Accessory Playing. Meredith Music Publication
Cirone, Anthony; Neil Grover; Garwood Whaley. The Art of Percussion Playing. Meredith Music Publication
Grover, Neil; Garwood Whaley. The Art of Tambourine and Triangle Playing. Meredith Music Publication
Whaley, Garwood. Fundamental Studies for Mallets. Meredith Music Publication
Whaley, Garwood. Fundamental Studies for the Intermediate Snare Drummer. Vol. 2. Voorhees, New Jersey: J.R. Publications, 1971.
Whaley, Garwood. Fundamental Studies for Timpani. Meredith Music Publication
Whaley, Garwood. Rhythm Reading for Drums, Book 1. Meredith Music Publication
Whaley, Garwood. Rhythm Reading for Drums, Book 2. Meredith Music Publication
Whaley, Garwood. Primary Handbook for Snare Drum. Meredith Music Publication
Whaley, Garwood. Primary Handbook for Timpani. Meredith Music Publication
Whaley, Garwood. Basics in Rhythm. Meredith Music Publication
Whaley, Garwood. More Basics in Rhythm. Meredith Music Publication


Works for Percussion

Audition Etudes - Multiple Percussion
Concert Solos for the Intermediate Snare Drummer - Snare Drum
Danza Al Greco - Percussion Quintet
Dialogue for Snare Drum and Timpani - Snare Drum; Timpani
Essay for Snare Drum - Snare Drum
Etude for Percussion Quartet - Percussion Quartet
Etude in Thirty-Seconds - Snare Drum
Four-Mallet Technical Studies - Mallets
Fundamental Studies for Mallets - Mallets
Fundamental Studies for Timpani - Timpani
Intermediate Duets for Snare Drum - Snare Drum (2)
Interplay for Percussion Sextet - Percussion Sextet
Introduction and March - Percussion Septet
Musical Studies for the Intermediate Snare Drummer - Snare Drum
Musical Studies for the Intermediate Timpanist - Timpani
Primary Handbook for Mallets - Mallets
Primary Handbook for Snare Drum - Snare Drum
Recital Duets for Snare Drum - Snare Drum (2)
Recital Pieces for Mallets - Mallets
Recital Solos for Snare Drum - Snare Drum
Scherzo for Timpani - Timpani
Snare Drum Solos for the Advanced Beginner - Snare Drum
Solos and Duets for Snare Drum - Snare Drum (2)
Solos and Duets for Timpani - Timpani
Statement for Timpani - Timpani
Three Movements for Two Drums - Multiple Percussion

References

  1. http://www.meredithmusic.com/garwood-whaley