On Thursday Sept 20, 2007, the Petrella Ensemble presented a concert at the Victor E. Clarke Recital Hall on the campus of the University of Miami. The ensemble is comprised of Nick Petrella (SABIAN’s Director of Education) and his wife, pianist Diane Helfers Petrella. The concert was hosted by percussion faculty members Ney Rosauro, Wanda Liao, Darcey Timmerman and Ted Atkatz.
On Friday Sept 21, Diane and Nick presented a master class on musicianship, and Nick talked about the making of cymbals and effective ways to play and teach hand cymbals for the 35+ percussion majors in attendance.
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