Percussionist Mark Lowry is timpanist for the Kansas City Chamber Orchestra and is a frequent percussionist with the Kansas City Symphony. In 1993, he helped create NewEar, Kansas City’s only professional, contemporary chamber music group.


Raymond De Marchi is a founding member of the Kansas City Percussion Quartet. He is Director of Percussion at William Jewell College.


John Currey, is a freelance percussionist with more than 20 years experience as an in-school presenter and clinician. John specializes in Modern dance accompaniment, and has toured extensively throughout the US, Mexico, and Western Europe. Teaching credits include at the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance, Graceland College, and Pittsburg State University.


Fifer Emily Smith is a freelance flutist and flute teacher who performs regularly with the Radio Days Orchestra and the Silverwood Quartet.


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