George Willis, co-founder of Pulsa Musica, is the director of percussion studies at West Virginia University. His background is largely in orchestral music, performing with many orchestras, broadway and opera companies for over 35 years.
He has extensive contemporary music experience as well. George is also the director of the Mountaineer Fifes and Drums, a historical music ensemble at the West Virginia University School of Music. His love of traditional rudimental drumming has grown along with his interest in the fife and drum artform.
George holds music degrees from Carnegie-Mellon and Temple Universities, as well as a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh.
George has been married for over thirty years to violinist Ellen-Maria Willis. George and Ellen-Maria regularly perform together as The Willis Duo.
Mark is considered by many to be one of the foremost military music connectors in the world. As an internationally recognized performer, speaker, educator, and consultant, Mark’s experience has allowed him to travel the world extensively working at the state and royal level. Mark has presented at such prestigious institutions such as the Amsterdam Conservatory, the Royal College of Music, and the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, Austria.
His collaborative work with the Top Secret Drum Corps , His Majesty’s The King’s Guard of Norway, Her Majesty’s Royal Marines, de la Garde republican and the Pontifical Swiss Guard has given him vast experience in international cultural events.
He holds degrees in Music Education from Northwestern State and Boston Universities, is endorsed by Mapex Drums, Majestic Percussion, REMO, Innovative Percussion, Sabian, Prologix, Loyal Drums, and Büchler Trommelbau and is a adjunct professor at West Virginia University.
Alexander Nedelkos is a unique blend of drummer, educator, rudimental drummer evangelist, drum show host/producer, physicist & IT/web marketing company owner.
He was a student of Nikos Sidirokastritis, Mark Reilly, Giorgos Katsikas, Takis Kanellos, Tolis Arsenidis, Fotis Giannopoulos, Spyros Tsoutsis and many more well-known Greek drummers. He has also orchestral percussion training from Konstantinos Vorissis and Dimitris Desyllas. He has also participated in various clinics and masterclasses from prominent drummers from Greece and around the globe.
As a rudimental drummer, he has a unique way of applying rudimental vocabulary on odd meter traditional Greek and Balkan folk music. As a drumset player, he has played with numerous bands and performed at various TV shows, music stages and events in Greece.
Alexander Nedelkos has focused in the last years on rudimental drumming and its awareness in Greece. He is the Greek representative and board member of SIRD (Society of International Rudimental Drummers), interim president of PAS Greece, founder of GRDC (Greek Rudimental Drumming Community) and organizer of the 1st Greek Rudimental Drumming Festival. Alexander is also a NARD (National Association of Rudimental Drummers) member.
He is also the host and producer of Woodiments and Rudimental Coffee, drum shows that present interviews of prominent Greek and international drummers.
Alexander has more than 10 years of experience as an educator. He teaches drums at Drummania Drums Institute, Lab Music Education Organization (where he created the first complete, two-year, rudimental course in Greece) and Hellenic Conservatory, both located in Athens. He is the co-founder of the online Greek rudimental drumming school Rudimental Academy.
Alexander Nedelkos has endorsements from Gabriel Drums and Agner Drumsticks.
Damián Bonesi works as a rudimental drumming performer and teacher. He is the editor consultant for "Pulsa Musica", a new publishing company founded by Mark Reilly and George Willis. Along with Samanta Casarramona Denkberg and Gustavo Olech, Damian directs the drumming group SER RUDIMENTAL, which develops artistic and educational programming.
Damian’s compositions mix the language of rudimental drumming with textures and ideas from the folk music of his country and other influences. SER RUDIMENTAL played his music in a live performance at Percussive Arts Society International Convention in the USA in 2019. Today Damian’s projects grow in an organic rudimental community incorporating SER RUDIMENTAL Chile and SER RUDIMENTAL Spain.
Damian has studied with great drummers including Pablo Menegozzo, Andrea Alvarez, Christian Faiad, “Pepi” Taveira, Sebastián Hoyos, John Wooton and Mark Reilly. He has participated two times in John Wooton´s “Summer Drummin´” rudimental campus at The University of Southern Mississippi, and he was invited to visit The Old Guard Drum Corp, in Fort Myer (Washington), to learn more about USA “Fife & Drum”.
In 2018, Damián attended the 2nd International Rudimental Drummers Symposium in Paris where the Society of International Rudimental Drummers (SIRD) was founded. Today he is the Latin American regional representative for SIRD.
He is an endorser of Loyal Drums and Agner Drumsticks and also manages and develops a monthly online international workshop, called “#padtikndo”.