Live Audience Only on Sunday, Dec 17, 2023 at 6:00 PM

With Josh Gianola and the CWU Percussion Ensemble

SEMPRE Chamber Music: Holiday Percussion Pops

Date: Sunday, Dec 17, 2023

Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Doors open at: 5:00 PM


General Admission: $20.00

2 Person VIP Table: $70.00

4 Person VIP Table: $140.00

Student Ticket: $5.00

Josh Gianola is a percussionist and educator in Washington State. He holds positions

as Lecturer of Percussion Studies at Central Washington University, and principal

percussionist of the Yakima and Walla Walla Symphony Orchestras. An active

freelancer, Josh regularly plays as an extra percussionist with the Oregon Symphony,

Spokane Symphony, and has been a guest principal percussionist for the Mid-Columbia

and Newport Symphony Orchestras.

A passionate advocate for systemic equity, Josh helped to launch Yakima Music en

Acción (YAMA) in January of 2013. A nonprofit committed to developing youth

leadership through music, YAMA’s student body grew from 11 to over 120 in the years

that followed. In addition to teaching orchestral and traditional repertoire, Josh served

as Yakima Symphony Liaison and was the primary contact with the Yakima School

District. Through fostering these community connections, Josh and the team at YAMA

worked to disrupt barriers to access in the orchestral landscape, and further enriched

the lives of hundreds of students in the Yakima Valley.

Josh holds a Master of Music degree in Percussion Performance from Portland State

University, and a Bachelor of Music Performance from Central Washington University.

He resides in Ellensburg, Washington with his wife, violinist Vanessa Moss, their black

lab Gilly, and their cat, Cat. His principal teachers are Jon Greeney, Joel Bluestone, and

Mark Goodenberger.

Updated Aug 2023