Intermediate Snare Drum Fundamentals Commission

In this ZILDJIAN WORKOUT episode, Andrew Barlow takes you through a flam exercise that not only warms up the hands, works on flam quality with single handed flams, flam taps, swiss army triplets and flam threes, but encourages a relaxed flow and approach to the drum. A great exercise to start your practice session while you jam along with your favorite tunes!

The ZILDJIAN WORKOUT project was created to give YOU the opportunity to “learn-while-you-drum” along with the top Zildjian artists. Covering three levels of technical demand, each video will cover several exercises that will not only help you improve your fundamental skills, but also expose you to the drumming philosophies of some of today’s master instructors!

Grab your sticks & practice pad – and get ready for a workout! Download the FREE PDF of the exercises here:…






Zildjian Artist Page is Now Live!

I am grateful to have sponsors that support my career. Zildjian has been a constant in my career since 2004 and I am honored to showcase their beautiful cymbals as I perform internationally. In 2019 I was added to the artist roster and recently I have been blessed with an artist page on their website. Click the Zildjian Logo below to find out more about the Zildjian company and some of my favorite cymbals that they have to offer.

Op. 14 by Johanna Beyer

During the Fall semester, Andrew prepared the 2020 PAS International Percussion Ensemble Winners for a one of a kind recording. Johanna Beyer is the first known female composer of the percussion ensemble. Her works deal heavily with 20th century music and was forgotten until the 1980’s. Thanks to Frog Peak Music, much of Johanna’s music is now on sale and available for performance. Conducted and directed by Andrew Barlow, here is Op. 14 performed by the UNCG Percussion Ensemble.

UNC Greensboro Selected as PAS International Percussion Ensemble Winners!

The UNCG Percussion ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Eric Willie, Andrew Barlow, and Xin Yin, have been chosen to perform at the 2020 IPEC Showcase Concert.  

Due to COVID 19 restrictions, the annual PASIC convention has been moved on line and the UNCG Percussion will be performing at PASIC 2021.  Click here to view part of their Fall 2020 Percussion Ensemble Concert. 

Percussive Arts Society Composition Committee Appointment

The Percussive Arts Society (PAS) welcomes Andrew Barlow to the Composition Committee.  PAS has 16 standing committees that address specific areas of percussion performance, research, education, pedagogy and the percussion community. PAS committees play an essential role in advancing percussion through the development and dissemination of the latest information, research and initiatives.  Beginning in the Fall of 2020 Andrew will assist The Composition Committee contribute original compositions to Rhythm! Scene, presents panel discussions at PASIC, and promote the creation of new works and education for percussion composition.