The John Psathas Percussion Project, Vol. 1
Format: COMPACT DISC
Baldauff, Brian; Carmenates, Omar; Leoce, Melinda; Nozny, Brian; Gierszal, Emma; Koppelman, Daniel M.; Alexander, Justin; Lamb, Justin; Rivera, Luic C.; Patterson, Ryan; Dobbs, Tommy
The John Psathas Percussion Project: Volume One is percussionist Omar Carmenates’ recorded interpretation of the work of the Greek New Zealand composer John Psathas and is his first release on PARMA Recordings. The album is the result of an expansive, multi-year collaboration with a mission is to reimagine works from Psathas’ compositional oeuvre entirely for percussion instruments. Dr. Omar Carmenates is the instructor of percussion studies at Furman University in Greenville, SC. Mr. Carmenates also holds a Master’s Degree in Percussion Performance from the University of North Texas, and a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from the University of Central Florida and recently completed his Doctor of Music Degree in Percussion Performance from Florida State University. As a freelance musician, Mr. Carmenates is a versatile musician, having played with many groups in various genres. He has been a percussionist with the Tallahassee, Las Colinas, and Garland Symphony Orchestras. In addition, he has been a featured performer with the Monroe Symphony Orchestra as a member of Bravura Percussion Trio, a Texas-based group that has performed and/or given clinics at universities and other venues throughout the United States.