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Tim Gilmore (percussion) received a B.S. in Elementary Education and Music from Salem State College. His additional studies include composition and performance programs at Berklee College of Music. He is a member of the Harry Skoler Jazz Quartet with Brownstone Recording Artists and has performed with such groups as the Cape Ann Symphony, Symphony by the Sea, Paul Madore Chorale, Boston Percussion Ensemble, and the Cambridge Harmonic Orchestra. Mr. Gilmore has also performed with Lester Bowie, Marion McPartland, Tower of Power, Tiger Okoshi, and Warren Vache. Some of his recordings include A Work of Heart, Reflections on the Art of Swing, and Conversations in the Language of Jazz on Brownstone Records.
Chris Roberts (percussion) earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Music Education from Plymouth State University where he studied percussion with Tim Gilmore. He has also studied percussion with Randy Hogancamp, Bill Manley, and John Floyd, and composition and arranging with Romeo Meloni and Rik Pfenninger. Mr. Roberts has taught at public schools in Vermont, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire with all ages. He has performed with the New Hampshire Pipes and Drums, Musicians of Wall Street, the New Hampshire Philharmonic Orchestra, and in various musicals throughout the Granite State.
Grace Schust (Songweavers drumming ensemble, percussion) earned her B.F.A. summa cum laude from Colby Sawyer College and has since studied with Babatunde Olatunji, Abdoul Doumbia, Momady Kaita, Mohamed Kalifa Kamera, Papus Diabate, and Issa Coulibaly. She is the director and founder of Arts Bridge the World, which brings multi-cultural arts and musicto New England and leads percussion workshops for team-building in the workplace and building self-esteem for at-risk children. Mrs. Schust has performed with Voices of the Heart, Concord Chorale, Dartmouth World Music Percussion Ensemble, Portsmouth PercussiveArts Festival, Brandeis University, Harvard University, and Boston University. She has held faculty positionsat Proctor Academy, Colby-Sawyer College, Brandeis University, Plymouth State University, Spaulding Youth Center, NH Association for the Blind, VSA Arts, Lutheran Social Service, and corporate workshops.
Lindsey Schust (percussion and composition) graduated cum laude with a B.A. in Music from Brandeis University and an M.A. in Music Composition from Tufts University. Since then she has gone on to study with African and Afro-Caribbean master drummers from Mali, Nigeria, Guinea, Senegal, Ghana, Trinidad, Haiti, and Cuba. She has also studied classical new music compositionat Brandeis and Tufts Universities with award-winning composers David Rakowski, Yehudi Wyner and John McDonald. In December of 2006, Ms. Schust won the Global Rhythm songwriting competition for her Afro- Cuban song “Café Con Leche” and in 2009 was nominated for a Just Plain Folks Independent Music Award for Best Carribean Song for her piece “Mama Lele.”
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