GROUP Marassa Duo
Nicholas Papador is Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Windsor in Ontario, Canada where he coordinates the percussion program and teaches courses in music theory and history topics. His most recent grant from the Canada Council for the Arts is supporting two virtuosic programs of contemporary Canadian solo percussion music. An international tour of these programs is scheduled for 2009-2010. A dynamic and creative chamber musician, Papador records and performs with Marassa Duo (a groundbreaking ensemble that fuses contemporary concert percussion with Afro-Caribbean musics and jazz) and NoiseBorder Ensemble (a group that intersects post-rock, improvisation, multi-media, and avant-garde aesthetics). Papador is a graduate of Northwestern University School of Music, Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music, and University of Oregon School of Music. He has recorded for CBC Radio, Ludwig/Elf and RIAX labels. He has presented at two Percussive Arts Society International Conventions and is the president of the PAS Ontario Chapter. His compositions appear with Alfred Publication/Warner Brothers Music, Keyboard Percussion Publications/Studio 4 Music, and House Panther Press. Papador is an artist endorser for Vic Firth and Sabian.