Stick inventor Emmett Chapman dies

Emmett Chapman

Innovative inventor will leave an enduring legacy

November 3, 2021

We are deeply saddened to report the passing of Stick inventor Emmett Chapman.

Below is the statement posted on Chapman’s company website,

Emmett Chapman (1936-2021)

The musician, inventor of the Free Hands two-handed tapping method the The Chapman Stick, and founder of Stick Enterprises, died at his home on Monday, November 1, after a long battle with cancer. The funeral will be held on Friday, November 12. Specific arrangements will be announced shortly.

Our interview with Emmett, conducted exactly 4 years ago to the day, November 3, 2017, can be viewed here.

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