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Percussion

Tim Gilmore

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Tim Gilmore (percussion) holds a B.S. in Elementary Education and Music from Salem State College, with additional studies in composition and performance at Berklee College of Music. He is a member of the Harry Skoler Jazz Quartet and has performed with many ensembles, including the Cape Ann Symphony, Symphony by the Sea, Boston Percussion Ensemble, and the Cambridge Harmonic Orchestra. Tim has shared the stage with Lester Bowie, Marion McPartland, Tower of Power, Tiger Okoshi, and Warren Vache, among others. His recordings include A Work of HeartReflections on the Art of Swing, and Conversations in the Language of Jazz on Brownstone Records.


Christopher Roberts

chris roberts headshot 2Chris Roberts (percussion) was born in Laconia, NH and by the age of 7 had developed an interest in music and, more specifically, the percussion family of instruments. Early on, his interest lay with the snare drum, then grew to also include drum set, timpani, marching percussion, and keyboard instruments. Mr. Roberts earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Music Education from Plymouth State University, where he studied percussion with Tim Gilmore. While there, he also studied with Randy Hogancamp and John Floyd, and studied composition and arranging with Romeo Meloni and Rik Pfenninger. He has taught students of all ages at public schools in Vermont, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. Mr. Roberts has performed with the Tall Granite Big Band, Joy Spring Jazz, New Hampshire Pipes and Drums, Musicians of Wall Street, New England Wind Ensemble, New Hampshire Philharmonic Orchestra, All New England Inter-Collegiate Band, and in various musicals throughout the United States. He is proud to be an Artifact Percussion artist.

Grace Schust

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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 leads percussion workshops for team-building in the workplace and building self-esteem for at-risk children. Grace has performed with Voices of the Heart, Concord Chorale, Dartmouth World Music Percussion Ensemble, Portsmouth Percussive Arts Festival, Brandeis University, Harvard University, and Boston University. She has held faculty positions at 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

lindsey schust headshotLindsey 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 studied with African and Afro-Caribbean master drummers from Mali, Nigeria, Guinea, Senegal, Ghana, Trinidad, Haiti, and Cuba, as well as composition with award-winning composers David Rakowski, Yehudi Wyner and John McDonald. In 2006 Lindsey 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.”