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Professor Emeritus Thomas Siwe earned both his B.M. and M.M. degrees at the University of Illinois. Upon graduation, he performed extensively as a soloist and recorded both solo and ensemble music, playing with such diverse groups as the Chicago Symphony, Boston Pops Orchestra, University of Chicago Contemporary Chamber Players and the Harry Partch Ensemble. He is a former member of the Chicago Lyric Opera, Sinfonia da Camera, and the U.S. Marine Band at Camp Pendleton.
Professor Siwe began his teaching career at Northwestern University. He later taught at the University of Wisconsin and Northern Illinois University before returning to his alma mater, the University of Illinois, to direct its percussion program from 1969 to 1998. His students may be found teaching in many well-known collegiate music schools and departments and are members of some of the most prestigious performing organizations throughout the United States.
As a past president of the Percussive Arts Society, Professor Siwe served on the Society’s Board of Directors and contributed articles to both Percussive Notes and the Research Edition. His catalogs of percussion ensemble and solo music are found in libraries throughout the world. They are currently available on-line at the PAS web-site, www.pas.org. His most recent publication, Percussion: A Course of Study for the Future Band and Orchestra Director, is available from Media Press.
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10 Hall of Fame Snare Drum Solos, by Thomas Siwe

Challenging. Clever. Fun These new works by Tom Siwe are, quite simply, some of the most creative and musical pieces for snare drum on the market today. Each solo is dedicated to a P.A.S. (Percussive Arts Society) Hall of Fame member who has had a profound influence on the development of modern percusson music. The pieces themselves emulate the musical styles of the artists to whom they are dedicated. An interesting biograhical sketch and photograph accompanies each work. This is a must have collection for all college percussion students.

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Percussion: A Course of Study for the Future Band and Orchestra Director, by Thomas Siwe STUDENT WORKBOOK

2nd Edition The 2nd Edition of Tom Siwe's percussion methods book offers many more photographic examples of performance technique that will prompt your memory years after you've taken the course. Contains all the information you'll need for training your future students, yet costs less than half of the competition. ISBN 978 0-9635891-6-3

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Percussion: A Course of Study for the Future Band and Orchestra Director, by Thomas Siwe INSTRUCTOR MANUAL

The 2nd Edition of Tom Siwe's percussion methods book offers many more photographic examples of performance technique for your students, and is now better organized for the instructor. Help your college students by offering them a textbook that has all the information they'll need, at a price less than half of the competition.ISBN 978 0-9635891-5-6 If you teach a percussion methods course you probably qualify for a FREE copy of the Instructor's Manual!! Call or e-mail today to find out!


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