b'FACULTYBIOGRAPHIES Chris Roberts (percussion) earned a Bachelors 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 Melloni and Rik Pfenninger. Chris has taught at public schools in Vermont, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire with all ages. He has performed with the New Hampshire Pipes and Drums, the New Hampshire Philharmonic Orchestra, and in many musical theater productions throughout the Granite State. Tom Robinson (jazz piano, saxophone) performs with numerous ensembles as well as leading and writing for his own trio and quartet. He recorded a collaborative CD with Tim Gilmore and John Hunter in 2006 called Skylight. He received a B.M. in Jazz Studies from Capital University in Ohio where he studied saxophone and piano. Tom tries toChris Robertsprovide students an understanding of the elements of music so they gain an appreciation of music already familiar to them and a desire to learn new music.David William Ross (classical guitar) studied classical and jazz guitar at the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins Tom Robinson and the Thornton School of USC and holds degrees in music theory, composition, and guitar. A frequent performer in numerous musical styles, he has appeared on several releases for the Navona and Ravello labels. He is the assistant director of music for the Putney School and has taught classes at Keene State College and Fitchburg University. David says, I take a very open and flexible approach to teaching. I want to fit the lessons to the students needs to create a fun and meaningful musical experience.Grace Schust (Songweavers drumming ensemble, percussion) is the founding director of Arts Bridge the World, which leads percussion workshops for workplace team-building and for helping children build self-esteem. Grace hasDavid William Rossperformed with numerous ensembles, including Concord Chorale, Dartmouth World Music Percussion Ensemble, Portsmouth Percussive Arts Festival, Brandeis University, and many others. She has taught throughout northern New England, including Proctor Academy, Colby-Sawyer College, Brandeis University, Spaulding Youth Center, and VSA Arts. Grace 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.Grace Schust Lindsey Schust (Songweavers drumming ensemble, percussion) won the 2006 Global Rhythm songwriting competition for her Afro-Cuban song Caf Con Leche. She holds a B.A. cum laude in music from Brandeis University and an M.A. in composition from Tufts University. With her mom as her first drumming teacher, Lindsey has studied African and Afro-Caribbean rhythms with master drummers from Mali, Nigeria, Guinea, Senegal, Ghana, Trinidad, Haiti, and Cuba. Her composition teachersDavid Rakowski, Yehudi Wyner, and John McDonaldhelped her combine African, Caribbean and New Classical styles into her personal style. Her goal is that the Songweaver Drum class will be a positive and humor-filled place to learn rhythms and to foster lasting friendships through drumming together. Lindsey Schust28'