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2014 Day of Percussion

Sponsored by the Percussive Arts Society (PAS), this event is for everyone who loves the art of percussion.

The UM Day of Percussion is a full day of clinics, master classes, concerts and educational sessions. This year’s visiting guest artists include Lalo Davilla (latin percussion & snare drum), Casey Cangelosi (marimba, multiple percussion & composition) and David Gluck, (drumset &”Performance at your Best”).

Cost: $10 for the “Day of Percussion” (price includes admission to the evening concert)
Registration begins at 9:00am (Pre-registration recommended for large groups). Clinics and performances from 9:30am - 5:00pm
     9:00am      Registration 
     9:30am      David Gluck - Drumset Clinic
     11:00am    High School Percussion Ensemble Festival
                       (the guest artists will serve as adjudicators)
     12:00pm    Lunch Break
     1:00pm      Lalo Davila - Latin Percussion Clinic
     2:30pm      Casey Cangelosi - Marimba and Multiple Percussion Clinic
     4:00pm      David Gluck - "Performing At Your Best" Presentation
     5:00pm      Conclusion
7:30pm Spring Percussion Concert with the UM Percussion Ensembles and Islanders Steel Band featuring the three guest artists - Lalo Davila, Casey Cangelosi and David Gluck
Contact: Robert LedBetter, (406) 243-4819),

Guest Artists
Lalo Davilais currently Professor of Music and Director of Percussion Studies at Middle Tennessee State University. Lalo received his Bachelor of Music degree from Texas A & M Corpus Christi and a Master of Music degree from the University of North Texas.
Originally from Corpus Christi Texas, Lalo has extensive experience both as an educator, composer, author, and performer. Lalo was named Nashville’s Top Five 1998 Percussionist of the Year Award and “Nashville Scene’s”2012 “Best Latin Jazz Musician. Lalo spent three years (1984-1986) performing and instructing with the University of North Texas Percussive Arts Society Championship Drum Line and his MTSU drumline received first place awards at the P.A.S. indoor competition in 2001 and 2004. Lalo has served as an instructor for the Phantom Regiment, Sky Ryders, Blue Colts, and the Star of Indiana Drum and Bugle Corps. Lalo has toured with many artists including the "Take 6" Summer 1996 tour of Japan. Other performances include; the Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra, the Nashville Symphony, the Nashville Jazz Orchestra, the Nashville Chamber Orchestra, the Nashville Chamber Chorus, the Nashville Ballet, Six Pence and None The Richer, Clay Walker, Vickie Carr, Allen Vizzutti, Arturo Sandoval, and Sherry Lewis to name a few. Mr. Davila has recently performed percussion and lead vocals for the American Bible Society CD project and can also be heard on Kirk Whalum's Grammy-nominated CD “Hymns In The Garden”. Currently, Lalo performs with several Latin groups including "Orkesta Eme Pe". Most recently, Lalo’s voice and playing can be heard (as Jafar) in Disney’s Dual Language Series “Aladdin”, “So You Think You Can Dance”, The movies “People Like Us”and “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone”, The new 2012 PlayStation game “Thieves in Time”, and America’s Funniest 2010 Commercials. Lalo is also writing for the television shows, Drop Dead Diva, Breaking Badand Burn Notice.
Known as an outstanding clinician and adjudicator, Lalo has conducted clinics throughout the United States, Australia, Paris, Mexico, Sweden, Cuba, and Japan. Lalo is the author of Contemporary Rudimental Studies and Solos, and Play at First Sight. Lalo is an active clinician/performer for the Pearl Corporation, Row-Loff Productions, Avedis Zildjian Co., Innovative Percussion, Grover Pro Percussion, and EVANS Drumheads
Composer, educator, and award winning percussionist, Casey Cangelosi is a “Voice of the new generation” -Fernando Meza, 2010 International Marimba Festival.  His composition style and  boundary-pushing virtuosity has nicknamed Cangelosi “The Paganini of Percussion” among his peers and “a marimbist of magisterial power and insight” by the Classical Marimba League.  
Cangelosi has performed at some of today’s most recognized festivals including the PiteD Percussion Repertoire Festival in PiteD, Sweden; the 2010 International Marimba Festival in Minneapolis, Minnesota; the 2011 Zeltsman Marimba Festival in Appleton, Wisconsin; PASIC 2011 in Indianapolis, Indiana; and the Zivkovich International Marimba and Percussion Summer Academy in Engers, Germany.  In the 2011-2012 academic year alone, Cangelosi appeared as an invited guest-artist/clinician to over 30 universities, high schools, and middle schools including the University of Alaska FairBanks, University of Texas at El Paso, Middle Tennessee State University, University of Delaware, University of North Florida, Juan Diago High School, and the Toledo Center for the Arts.   

Cangelosi has received numerous composition awards from the Massachusetts Percussive Arts Society, Sam Houston State University, and the Classical Marimba League.  Since 2011, he has been commissioned for over 20 compositions by many performing institutions, universities, companies, ensembles, and individual soloists.

Casey has won several performance awards from academic institutions as well as the Percussive Arts Society, and is a MTNA National Young Artist.  Casey Cangelosi is proudly sponsored by Innovative Percussion, Majestic, Mapex, Remo, Beiner Bags, Grover Pro Percussion, and Zildjian.

Casey’s thanks go out to his loving parents, Jim and Barbara Cangelosi, his teachers at Utah State University, The Boston Conservatory, Rice University, and his amazing colleagues at Concord University where Casey is an Instructor of Music.

David Gluck currently teaches jazz percussion at Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho. He is also the Music Specialist at The Lake Ridge Elementary School in Nampa, Idaho. From 2000-13 he was a Professor of Studio Composition at the State University of New York at Purchase College.
As a founding member and percussionist of the internationally renowned Rhythm & Brass, Madera Vox, and The Dallas Brass, he has been critically acclaimed by such publications as the New York Times, Entertainment Weekly and Downbeat Magazine. His music has been featured on the BET Network, NPR and in Jazz Player Magazine. He has 10 recordings on the Koch, Summit, d’note, Bear Claw and Skinny-Tie labels. He is published by Hal Leonard and Universal Editions and has recently co-authored the book “Rhythms of the Game: The Link Between Musical and Athletic Performance ” with former New York Yankee, Bernie Williams. The book’s foreword is written by Paul Simon.
David is sponsored by the Yamaha, Zildjian and Innovative Percussion Corporations and has been a featured performer and clinician throughout the States, Japan, Thailand, Australia, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Italy, the Caribbean, Mexico and Canada. He has had works premiered at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall and the Salvador Dali Museum, with a recent commission from the United States Air-Force Band.