Dr. Yun Ju (Alice) Pan is an award-winning performer and educator who has performed with many notable groups and artists such as Ju Percussion Group, arx duo, The New Morse Code, Gordon Stout, Tomoko Taki, and Gwen Dease among many others. She an active performer, winning the 2016 Australia Marimba Competition and the 2016 Taiwan International Percussion Championship in Marimba, Vibraphone, and Chamber Ensemble. She also received second place in the 2016 Brownsville Marimba Competition and third place in the 2013 PASIC Vibraphone Solo Competition. Dr. Pan has also performed in several music festivals such as the 2013 and 2017 Percussive Arts Society International Convention, 2016 Australia Percussion Gala concert, and the 2017 Indiana Percussion Associate Clinic Day. Alongside performance, Dr. Pan is a well-rounded educator. She has led clinics and masterclasses in universities and public schools around the world with her experience teaching solo performance, percussion ensemble, concert band, and elementary music. Dr. Pan has a passion for connecting western and eastern musical arts, composing works that merge ancient Beijing opera with western instruments and musical idioms. Her work in bridging cultures has led to many collaborations with performers and composers alike.
Dr. Pan is currently the Adjunct Instructor of Percussion at the University of North Alabama, teaching alongside Dr. Tracy Wiggins.
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0:00 intro and hello. North Carolina Percussion Symposium
4:05 Moving in and starting the new job
6:30 Josh Oxford's Three Songs for a Singing Marimbist
8:10 Getting that first Adjunct gig?
12:00 How is teaching divided at UNA?
17:05 Ben: Gordon Stout. Studying with Gordon and finding your voice?
30:19 What from Gordon did you adopt into your own teaching style?
32:00 Having your own voice within others' performance repitoire?
33:12 Competitions? And Australia tangant
42:22 Casey: today in music history, West Side Story premier
50:00 Summer studies with Keiko Abe?
53:25 Why is it important to play Abe? Japanese concept of Ma ("negative space")
59:14 You're compositions and ancient Chinese stories?
1:01:06 Hi, Kaipo Lan.