Professional Members

List of current members

By harnessing the knowledge, experiences, and resources of our percussion community, we intend to be a positive and proactive force in supporting aspiring professional percussionists from underrepresented and underserved communities.  Through the collective input of these distinguished performers and educators, our Professional Members will help the NDCP realize its mission.


Professional Members may participate in the following ways:

  • Leading Individual Sessions (private lessons, personal mentoring, and/or professional development) and/or Group Sessions (performance masterclasses, studio classes, mock auditions, percussion equipment maintenance classes, and group mentoring sessions).

  • Loaning or donating equipment.

  • Advising and/or helping a student in your area (see Percussion Guidance Counselor).

  • Promoting the Network and our activities on social media.

  • Donating to help fund our Youth and Emerging Artist Programs.



*denotes required

Are you member of an underrepresented/underserved community? (Black, Indigenous, Hispanic, Latinx, Asian, Pacific Islander, Queer, and/or women)

Thanks for submitting!


NDCP Professional Members:


  • Timothy K. Adams, Professor, University of Georgia, former Timpanist, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. 

  • Trevor Barroero, UGA Steel Bands, Freelancer, Private Percussion Instructor

  • Matthew Bassett, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

  • Jim Benoit, Seattle Symphony

  • Joe Bergen, Mantra Percussion

  • Jonathan Bisesi, “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band

  • Kyle Brightwell, Boston Symphony Orchestra

  • Douglas Cardwell, New Mexico Philharmonic, Santa Fe Pro Musica

  • Sergio Carreno, Oregon Symphony

  • Keith Carrick, Utah Symphony

  • Alison Chorn, Fort Wayne Philharmonic

  • Scott Christian, National Symphony Orchestra, University of Maryland

  • Chris Clark, Clark Media Productions

  • Elizabeth DeLamater, Educator, Freelancer, Scholar, Chair of PAS Diversity Alliance

  • Pedro Fernandez, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra

  • Lauren Floyd, Freelancer, Lineage Percussion

  • Jauvon Gilliam, National Symphony Orchestra, University of Maryland, Capitol Percussion

  • Cory Hills, Creator of Percussive Storytelling; LA based recording artist

  • Michael Hopkins, United States Marine Band

  • Joshua Jones, Kansas City Symphony

  • Dinesh Joseph, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Dragonfly Percussion 

  • Wardell King, Performer/Educator, Gilbert, AZ

  • Rebecca Kitet, Free-lance Performer

  • John Leister, Teacher, Performer, Retired School Principal

  • Darren Lin, “The President's Own" United States Marine Band

  • Jeffrey Luft, Luft Mallets

  • Jason Niehoff, United States Navy Band

  • Jacob Nissly, San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco Conservatory of Music

  • Joel Panian, Jacksonville Symphony

  • Matt Richards, Missouri Symphony, Virtual Percussion Music Festival

  • Luke Rinderknecht, Chamber Musician, Bowdoin International Music Festival

  • Matt Sharrock, Transient Canvas, Hinge, Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston

  • Chihiro Shibayama, Freelance percussionist/timpanist & teacher

  • Sam Solomon, Boston Conservatory, Boston University, Boston University Tanglewood Institute, Juilliard Summer Percussion Seminar

  • Leonardo R. Soto, Houston Symphony

  • Alan Stewart, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra

  • Amy Stubbs, Sacramento Philharmonic, University of Pittsburgh, A. Stubbs Percussion

  • Wesley Sumpter, LA Philharmonic Resident Fellow, Freelancer

  • Shaun Tilburg, Phoenix Symphony Orchestra, Pocket Publications

  • Joe Venegoni, Performing Artist, Musician in Dance

  • Karlyn Vina, Shenandoah Conservatory

  • Alana Wiesing, Tucson Symphony Orchestra, University of Arizona

  • Nancy Zeltsman, Boston Conservatory at Berklee, Berklee College of Music

  • Kyle Zerna, New York Philharmonic