William Shaltis

Associate Professor of Percussion

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William Shaltis, Percussion


  • D.M.A., Doctor of Musical Arts, University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2015
  • M.M., Master of Music, Boston Conservatory, 2006
  • B.M., Bachelor of Music, Michigan State University, 2004


Dr. William Shaltis is the Principal Timpanist of the Boise Philharmonic Orchestra and New Hampshire Music Festival. Previously, he was Principal Percussionist/Assistant Timpanist of the Evansville Philharmonic and Owensboro Symphony, and taught at Missouri Southern State University and the University of Evansville.

Shaltis has performed and presented at music festivals and conventions in the USA and abroad, including PASIC and the NAfME national conventions, the Midwest Clinic, and at music festivals in China, France, and Iceland. He has also presented clinics, masterclasses, and recitals at universities including Michigan State, Kansas State, the University of Utah, and Western Kentucky. He created the educational video podcasts series "Good Beats" and "The Solo Timpanist," and is published through Bachovich Music Publications.

Shaltis received a BME from Michigan State University, an MM from the Boston Conservatory, and a DMA from the University of Missouri- Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance where he was awarded the Muriel Kauffman Award for Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant. Shaltis is a performing artist/clinician for Grover Pro Percussion, Remo, Yamaha, and Zildjian.