Bill Shaltis

Bill Shaltis is the Assistant Professor of Percussion at the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music, University of Memphis and Principal Timpanist of the New Hampshire Music Festival Orchestra. Formerly, Shaltis was the Principal Timpanist for the Boise Philharmonic Orchestra. He is a sought-after clinician and performer throughout North America, Europe, and China and has performed and presented at several PASICs, the NAfME and Midwest Conferences, and at state conferences and universities throughout the country.

Shaltis created the video podcast series Good Beats (tips for music educators) and The Solo Timpanist (videos of etudes from the Vic Firth book of the same name). His debut album, “Essence/Descent,” features premiere recordings of 21st century solo and chamber timpani repertoire. Shaltis is also a co-founder of the annual Two Rivers Timpani Summit.

Shaltis is a proud performing artist/clinician for Grover Pro Percussion, Remo, Yamaha, and Zildjian.