Pacific Sticks

SPECTRA Artist
Performance
Music

Available only to Schools

Ken Crawford is the Director of Pacific Sticks. He teaches percussion and Timpani at Dominican University in San Rafael and at his own studio in Redwood City. Collectively, Pacific Sticks hold degrees from a variety of learning institutions. Its members perform regularly in Northern California and serve as individual coaches in numerous orchestras and other music organizations.

Pacific Sticks offer several basic programs in versions for all levels in the K-12 range. All include at least one segment of direct audience involvement. We are also available for workshops, coaching, residencies, and customized programs.


website: www.composersforum.org
email: pacsticks@aol.com
phone: (650) 365-1039

Touring a World of Percussion

Description: The language of rhythm is everywhere! Our most frequently requested program introduces students to the incredible variety of sources of music and instruments for the contemporary percussion ensemble.

Available in Spanish or French.

Primary grades are introduced to sounds of percussion combined with movement and the spoken word. Upper grades explore the changing approaches to time by musicians from the era of colonial America to the present day.

Middle schools may choose the option of a percussion clinic for music students immediately following the performance.
45-60 min.

Classical Transcription for Mallet Percussion

Description: Historically, the earliest keyboard/mallet percussion ensemble repertoire came from compositions written for other instruments. Hear Pacific Sticks perform works by such composers as Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Debussy, Mozart and more.

Available in Spanish or French.

Middle schools may choose the option of a percussion clinic for music students immediately following the performance.
45-60 min

Percussion with Recycled and Found Materials

Description: Great fun and clearly the easiest way to get started with percussion. Learn how to put “junk” from your recycling bin together with your own body to create easy-to-make musical instruments.

Available in Spanish or French.

Middle schools may choose the option of a percussion clinic for music students immediately following the performance.
45-60 min.

Customized Programs

1. "By the Numbers" Series supporting Mathematics Curriculum (including Algebra)
2. Percussion and the Physics of Sound
3. California Percussion Heritage
4. A Century of Ragtime from Two Continents
5. The Rapid Ascent of the Modern Marimba
6. Influences of worldwide ethnic instruments and music in contemporary percussion
7. Programs for deaf/other special needs students
Please contact us if you have special requirements.

Touring A World of Percussion (Online)

Description: The language of rhythm is everywhere! Our most frequently requested program introduces students to the incredible variety of sources of music and instruments for the contemporary percussion ensemble

Grade(s):K-4/5-12
1 performance: $1,000 (quartet performance) / $650 (duo performance)
2 consecutive performances: $1,000 (quartet performance) / $650 (duo performance)
3 consecutive performances: $1,400 (quartet performance) / 900 (duo performance)
Hourly rate: By arrangement
Requirements: Zoom