Timpani

Adam Mason

Principal

Adam Mason currently serves as Director of Percussion at the University of Lethbridge. He is active as a performer, adjudicator and clinician around the world – including tours and major festivals in Beijing, Shanghai, Brazil, UK, Trinidad, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Ghana, throughout Canada and the US, and at multiple Percussive Arts Society International Conventions. He is immediate-past Chair of the Percussive Arts Society International Committee and is currently Alberta PAS Chapter President.

At the U of L, Professor Mason directs the Global Drums Steel Band, Taiko Ensemble, African Music & Dance Ensemble, Chinese Ensemble, Brazilian Samba Batteria, and the Percussion Ensemble. In the field of Marching Percussion and Drum Corps International (DCI), he instructed the ten-time World Champion Cadets Drum & Bugle Corps, Phantom Regiment, and Suncoast Sound.

Mason is proud to be an educator endorser for Remo, Zildjian, Vic Firth, and Yamaha Canada.

Matt Groenheide

Matt Groenheide is a Lethbridge-born percussionist, specializing in classical percussion, drumset, and a variety of drums from around the world.  Matt first played with the LSO in 2004 and the 2020-2021 season will be his fourth consecutive season as the Principal Percussionist.

Matt Thiessen

I have been a member of the Symphony since 2013 taking multiple roles in percussion as well as the role of Principal Timpanist and Percussionist. I graduated with my Bachelor of Music performance in percussion from the University of Lethbridge in 2016. I have performed throughout Canada, Trinidad and Tobago, Hong Kong, Hawaii and mainland USA.