William Schlitt



Professional Background

For the past 26 years, Mr. Schlitt has been a free-lance percussionist performing in various ensembles and orchestras throughout Southern California. He directs the percussion ensemble at the University of Redlands and is currently the timpanist with the Redlands Symphony Orchestra, principal percussionist with Music Theatre of Southern California and an extra percussionist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. He is an accomplished percussion educator, clinician and author of the drum set method book Rock Connection.

Courses taught at Redlands

  • Applied Classical and Jazz Percussion
  • Percussion Ensemble

Degrees Held

 B.A., B.S., California Polytechnic University

There are more than 1,700 trees on the University of Redlands campus.

In April 2010, it was designated a Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation. Redlands is among just three other colleges or universities in California to receive this designation.

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