Elizabeth Delamater, Percussion
As a performer, pedagogue, clinician, and researcher, Elizabeth DeLamater is committed to bringing the highest level of percussion performance to students and audiences alike. She teaches at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and the International Music Camp (International Peace Gardens, North Dakota/Manitoba). DeLamater has performed with many classical and contemporary ensembles, including the Madison Symphony, Opera Project Columbus, and the Phoenix Symphony, and frequently performs with Kaganu Percussion and as a soloist, most recently as a guest artist at the 2016 Honduras Internacional Festival de Percusión.
DeLamater has been fortunate to participate in the world’s panoply of percussion traditions; Her travels include multiple trips to Trinidad and Tobago, a 2010 trip to Senegal and The Gambia, and study at the Dagara Music Center in Ghana in June 2016. Her numerous festival and conference appearances include multiple Percussive Arts Society International Conferences, including the world premiere of Jenny Olivia Johnson's "COMA: I was in Pink" in 2015.
Previous teaching appointments include Youngstown State University, Baldwin Wallace University, Roosevelt University, North Central College, and Waubonsee Community College. Her published work can be found in the Instrumentalist, Panpress and Percussive Notes.
DeLamater received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Arizona State University, the Master of Music from The Florida State University, and the Bachelor of Music from Northern Illinois University. Her principle teachers include Vicki P. Jenks, Rich Holly, Robert Chappell, Clifford Alexis, Gary Werdesheim, JB Smith, Dom Moio, and Mark Sunkett.
Elizabeth DeLamater is a proud endorser of Innovative Percussion Inc., Remo Inc., and Zildjian Cymbals.