Associate Professor of Percussion
Gerald Scholl is the principal timpanist/principal percussionist with the Wichita
Symphony Orchestra, principal timpanist and drum set player with the Tulsa Symphony
and Ballet Orchestra, and principal percussionist/assistant timpanist with Colorado
Music Festival Orchestra.
Mr. Scholl serves as professor and head of the percussion department at Wichita State University where he is the artistic director and conductor of his award-winning Impulse Percussion Group, a member of the jazz faculty, and drummer/percussionist for WSU’s Faculty Jazz.
An active soloist, recitalist and chamber musician, he has performed throughout Europe, Asia, North America, and the Middle East. His 2014 performance of Michael Daugherty’s timpani concerto Raise the Roof marked Scholl’s third solo appearance with the Wichita Symphony. His Canadian premiere performance of Russell Peck’s percussion concerto The Glory and the Grandeur was broadcast live on CBT television. Other highlights include: musical ambassador/solo percussionist at Russia’s inaugural “American Music Festival” and a recent tour of Northwest Germany as solo percussionist with the new Impuls Ensemble.
Mr. Scholl has performed as a drummer/commercial percussionist with Victor Wooten, Johnny Mathis, Sylvia McNair, Bernadette Peters, Michael Feinstein, the Count Basie Orchestra, Australian jazz phenomenon James Morrison, and the late Marvin Hamlisch. He also has performed with national touring Broadway musicals including Wicked, Titanic and Big River, and was a big band/show drummer for Carnival Cruise Lines. Mr. Scholl is the featured drummer on six albums with the nationally acclaimed Jewish rock band Safam.
As an educational artist and clinician for Zildjian Cymbals, Vic Firth Sticks, Pearl Drums, Adams Percussion and Grover Pro-Percussion, Mr. Scholl presents master classes and clinics throughout the United States and Europe. He is the originator of the popular young audience educational series Jerry Scholl’s Wild World of Drums, and Kettlestring a percussion/violin duo with his wife and WSO violinist, Dominique Corbeil.
Office: C6, Duerksen Fine Arts Center