Author Archives: Chris Stroh

About Chris Stroh

Seattle percussionist and music teacher. OAKE Executive Board member.

Les Misérables pit percussion setup (Schools Edition)

Les Misérables (Schools Edition) is a slightly shortened version of Les Mis made for the slightly shortened attention span of the intended audience, high school students and their families. It was a fun show for me to play for a … Continue reading

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Shoreline Musical Theater 2018-2019

Looking for musical theater right here in Shoreline? Look no further, here is a combined schedule from several Shoreline venues. This list includes community theater, high school drama departments, and more. November 30-December 9, Shoreline Community College March 2019: Curtains … Continue reading

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See me with Mr. & Mrs. Muffins tonight

 

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Buying a recorder

If you’re thinking about buying your own recorder, here’s some recommendations. Your first recorder: Yamaha 302 Soprano Recorder (click link for Amazon) If you’re starting out, this is your best bet. At under $20, it is affordable for nearly everyone … Continue reading

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Next to Normal pit percussion setup

Here’s my setup for the drum book for Next to Normal, a musical I’ve been working on with Twelfth Night Productions down in West Seattle. It’s pretty much built around a five piece drum set, since the rhythm section is … Continue reading

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Mary Poppins pit percussion setup

The interesting thing about the percussion books for MTI’s Mary Poppins production is that book 1 is almost exclusively pitched percussion. Most of the auxiliary percussion is in book 2 with the drum set. So, while there are fewer instruments … Continue reading

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Wizard of Oz, July/August 2016

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