On June 24 2010, The Reel Ting Steel Drum Band has introduced the first Steel Drum University and has named it “Pan University” to the general public. It’s curriculum was composed by Jimmy Jam Graham, Master Pan Musician from Jamaica, Studied and grew up with the late Bob Marley, Eric Ness, Master Pan Musician from Miami Beach, Pan designer, George Pollis, B.S West Chester University, founder member of Pan University and Reel Ting Steel Drum Band Manager, Walter Palmer, First Call Musician studied at the prestige’s Massbalm School of Music, Ernie Groom Studied at Berkley School of Music and several others.
The curriculum will be available on line @ http://www.reelting.com and on site in Palm Beach County Florida spring of 2011. The core studies will feature frontline pans and midrange pans. Graduate courses will be available to the professional fraternity spring of 2012. The course studies will take an average of four years to complete the Masters Program or six months to become a “Hummer and Strummer”. The goal of the school is to teach generally accepted music principals and Steel Drum ethics, and to have lots of fun while attending.