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Johnny Lane

                                                         Department of Community

  Engagement and Events

                                                                                   The Donald P. Pipino Performing Arts Series

Press Release

DATE:   October 3, 2016

Bliss Hall

One University Plaza

Youngstown, OH  44555


CONTACT:  Lori Factor

                        Cell: (330) 727-7514

                        Office: (330) 941-2307




HEADLINE:  Director of Education at Remo, Inc., Johnny Lee Lane, Will Present Percussion Clinic on Tuesday, October 11, 5:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m. in Bliss Hall, Room 2326

Youngstown, OH…The Dana School of Music announces that Johnny Lee Lane, Director of Education at Remo, Inc., the world’s largest drumhead company, will give a clinic on Tuesday, October 11, 5:00-7:00 p.m. in Bliss Hall, Room 2326. The event is free and open to the public.

Clinic topics include Rudimental Snare Drumming (Developing the Hands); Developing the Multiple Bounce Roll; Hand Drumming (Congas); Zildjian Cymbal Demonstration; Small Percussion, Drumset Independence (Alan Dawsone Techniques)

Dr. Johnny Lee Lane is the Director of Education for Remo, Inc. and lives in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is one of the nation’s foremost college percussion educators, and previously served as Professor of Music and Director of Percussion Studies at Eastern Illinois University for 28 years (1974-2002). He also spent three years at Indiana University School of Music at IUPUI (2002-2005), and two years at Tennessee State University (1972-1974).   

At Eastern Illinois University, Dr. Lane developed one of the finest total percussion programs in the nation. His students are college teachers, performers, and educators throughout the world. In the 1980s, Dr. Lane toured Germany four times and most recently gave clinics and workshops in South Korea and Japan. For 13 years, he was the host and founder of the United States Percussion Camp. This camp was a total percussion camp with over 300 students and 37 faculty members. Dr. Lane and the camp appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America in 1996. The percussion camp was held each summer at Eastern Illinois University. At Eastern, Dr. Lane taught undergraduate and graduate percussion majors, conducted the percussion ensemble, marimba orchestras, marimba rag bands, and the World percussion program. Johnny received Faculty Excellence Awards in 1989, 1994, and 1996. Dr. Lane also led the 2004 Tournament of Roses Parade, playing the world’s tallest drum.

In 1979, Dr. Lane was elected to the PAS Board of Directors, where he served for nearly ten years. During that time, he started what was called the PAS 100% CLUB and was also in charge of recruiting new members. Dr. Lane was again voted back on the PAS Board of Directors in 2012.

Dr. Lane conducts clinics around the country for Zildjian, Remo, Vic Firth, and Dynasty USA. His Marimba Book: FOUR MALLET INDEPENDENCE FOR MARIMBA by Johnny Lee Lane and Samuel A. Floyd, Jr., and RUDIMENTAL SNARE DRUM GROOVES by Johnny Lee Lane and Richard L. Walker, Jr., are both published by Hal Leonard Publications.

Dr. Lane received the PAS Lifetime Achievement in Education Award at the 2007 Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) in Columbus, Ohio.

Parking is available in the M30 Wick Avenue parking deck for a nominal fee. Patrons are advised to watch for posted detours as construction progresses on Wick Avenue. More information is available by calling the Office of Community Engagement and Events at 330-941-2307. A complete calendar of events is available at



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