William Shaltis

Associate Professor of Percussion, Brass/Percussion Area Coordinator

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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


Bill Shaltis is the associate professor of percussion at the University of Memphis Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music and principal timpanist of the New Hampshire Music Festival Orchestra and Boise Baroque Orchestra, and regularly performs with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra. Formerly, Shaltis was the principal timpanist for the Boise Philharmonic Orchestra, principal percussion of the Evansville Philharmonic and Owensboro Symphony, and on faculty at Missouri Southern State University and the University of Evansville. He is a sought-after clinician and performer throughout North America, Europe and China and has performed and presented at several PASICs, the NAfME and Midwest Conferences, and at state conferences, Day of Percussion events and universities throughout the country.

Shaltis created the video podcast series Good Beats (tips for music educators) and The Solo Timpanist. His debut album, "Essence/Descent," features premiere recordings of 21st century solo and chamber timpani repertoire and is available on major streaming platforms. Shaltis is also a co-founder of the annual Two Rivers Timpani Summit.

Shaltis is a proud performing artist/clinician for Grover Pro Percussion, JGpercussion, Remo, Yamaha, and Zildjian.