The percussion students enjoyed a performance/clinic from local Percussionist Justin McChoncie.
Justin McConchie is a percussionist and educator based in Greensboro, NC. He currently is on the percussion and drum set faculty at The Music Academy of North Carolina. Justin received the Bachelor of Music degree from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond, VA where he studied with Dr. Peter Martin, and the Master of Music degree in Percussion Performance from the University of Texas at Austin, studying under Dr. Thomas Burritt and Tony Edwards.
While in Austin, Justin served as Percussion Instructor at David Crockett High School, where he directed all aspects of the percussion program including the drumline, front ensemble, and Percussion Ensemble. He also taught private lessons at W. Charles Akins High School, and presented clinics at schools across central Texas.
As a performer, Justin has been a featured soloist with both the VCU Percussion Ensemble and the VCU Symphony Orchestra, and has also performed as a freelance musician in the Richmond and Austin areas. He has performed with the Chamber Orchestra of San Antonio and plays vibraphone in the percussion duo Blue Jay. Justin is a member of the Percussive Arts Society. For more information, visit justinmcconchie.com.