FOUNDATIONS

Posted By : JoshGottry
Piece Title : Foundations
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Josh Gottry (b. 1974) earned a BM in Percussion Performance at Northern Arizona University and a MM in Composition at Arizona State University and has successfully established himself as a highly regarded percussion instructor and performer and as an internationally recognized composer.
 
Mr. Gottry currently serves as Adjunct Professor of Music at Chandler-Gilbert Community College, teaching courses in music theory, percussion, and composition.  Additionally, he works with percussion ensembles and private percussion students at all grade levels as a clinician and within his private lesson studio. Mr. Gottry`s performance record spans over 20 years with experience including professional orchestras, music theater, community and chamber ensembles, as well as solo performances and recitals.  In 2011, he was selected to serve as a teaching artist with the Arizona Commission on the Arts, presenting clinics and residencies on percussion and composition for schools and after-school programs.
 
Mr. Gottry`s first composition, "Irrelevant" for solo marimba, earned him an ASCAP Young Composer Competition grant in 1995.  Since that time, he has been selected for numerous ASCAP Plus awards and has created nearly fifty published works.  Having come to composition through his musical pursuits as a percussionist, he is uniquely able to create works for percussion that are engaging, pedagogical, and brilliantly creative.  His compositions, which have been performed throughout the world at schools, festivals, and international conventions, are credited with “intelligent scoring and attention to detail” that highlight “beautiful and calm unpretentious melodies and soundscapes.”  
 
Josh Gottry is a member of the Percussive Arts Society and the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers. He is a clinician for Mike Balter Mallets, Pro-Mark Drumsticks, Remo Drumheads, and Yamaha Percussion.  Mr. Gottry recently served three years as President and six years as Vice-President for the Arizona State Chapter of the Percussive Arts Society.  He is currently Chair of the PAS Composition Contest Committee, a member of the PAS Education Committee, and a new literature reviewer for the Percussive Arts Society.  Mr. Gottry has been published in several issues of Percussive Notes and has presented clinics at the Arizona Music Educators Association Conference and the Percussive Arts Society International Convention.
 
Total Number of Percussionists Required :1 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Tuned Percussion / Mixed Chamber Ensemble
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Josh Gottry earned a BM in Percussion Performance at Northern Arizona University and is currently pursuing his MM in Composition at Arizona State University.  He has also successfully established himself as a percussion instructor and performer throughout Arizona, and as a nationally recognized composer.

Mr. Gottry currently holds the position of Adjunct Percussion Instructor for Chandler-Gilbert Community College.  Additionally, he works with percussion ensembles, and private percussion students at all grade levels as part of his private studio.  As a performer, Mr. Gottry has remained active as both a soloist and participant in various local ensembles.  He currently serves as Principal Percussionist with the Mesa Symphony Orchestra and is the first-call alternate for the Broadway Palm Dinner Theater.

In the field of composition, Mr. Gottry's works have gained a reputation for creativity, accessibility, and overall quality.  He was an ASCAP Young Composer Competition winner and is a six-time ASCAP Plus Award recipient.  Mr. Gottry has over twenty works currently published by Gottry Percussion Publications, C. Alan Publications, Drop 6 Media, Inc, HoneyRock Publishing, Row-Loff Productions, and Studio 4 Music (a division of Mostly Marimba).  Mr. Gottry also regularly composes and arranges for high school drumlines and percussion ensembles.

Josh Gottry is a member of the Percussive Arts Society, the American Society of Composers, Authors, & Publishers, and the Society of Composers, Inc.  He is also a clinician for Mike Balter Mallets, Pro-Mark Sticks, and Yamaha Percussion.  Mr. Gottry served six terms as Vice President for the Arizona State Chapter of the Percussive Arts Society and is currently a member of the PAS Education and Composition committees.  He was published in the June 2002 and December 2006 issues of Percussive Notes and will present a Keyboard FUNdamentals clinic at PASIC 2007.

Year Composed / Copyright Date :1997 / 
Duration :7Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :4
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Written for my wife Amy and I shortly after we both graduated from the Northern Arizona University music department, the title Foundations stemmed from the fact that our mutual love for music and performing together was part of the foundation of our relationship.  The composition begins in cut-time with open chords underlying a simple flute melody.  The marimba moves briefly to a running eighth note accompaniment before taking over the melody sustained with repeated eighth notes.  Utilizing a gradual ritardando and metric modulation, the piece shifts into 12/8 time with the marimba providing a solid eighth note base for a more energetic and aggressive flute melody.  This up-tempo portion is briefly interrupted for a 4/4 section marked Romantically.  Following an accelerando and another metric modulation, the duet shifts to a reprise of the 12/8 idea which also concludes the piece.  This composition for marimba and flute requires a low-A marimba and intermediate 4-mallet technique.

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