J. Michael SAMMONS, Dr. portrait
  • Percussion Area Coordinator, School Of Music
  • Assistant Professor, Percussion Percussion Area Head, School Of Music
  • Assistant Professor, School Of Music

Research Statement

Research is paramount to enhanced pedagogy and performance practice of faculty and subsequently, students. The formation of new ideas and the practical application of these processes can have a profound affect on the course of action in current performance practice as well as future generation's development as musicians in performance and education.

Topic 1: Cloning is a phenomenon dealing with neuroplasticity involving brain symmetry and proposed anatomical connections through corpus callosum, referred to as unilateral transfer by motor control physiologists. Its’ application to percussion comes about in response to strength training of one limb or homologous muscle, shown to be due to neural, rather than muscular adaptations. I first presented my research on “cloning” as a pedagogical technique to enhanced learning and performance practice at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) and subsequently at prominent universities across the country, where this technique has been utilized with much success. Further research in this area includes increased data on the implementation (before and after) of cloning into percussion as well as increased brain mapping during the actual application of this process.

Topic 2: Infusion of non-western musical traditions and western percussion curriculum methodologies.

Research Keywords

  • Percussion, Performance Practice, Percussion Pedagogy and Literature, Ghana, Trinidad and Tobago, Brazil
  • Percussion, Performance Practice, Percussion Pedagogy and Literature

Creative Research

  • “Cloning, the Genetics of Developing Technique”, Percussive Arts Society International Convention Exhibition, completed 11/15/2013.
    http://www.pas.org/pasic
  • A PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS TO ÁSKELL MÁSSON’S MARIMBA CONCERTO, Percussive Arts Society International Convention Exhibition, completed 11/14/2013.
    http://www.pas.org/pasic
  • Guest Faculty Recital, BYU Performance, completed 02/08/2014.
  • Guest Faculty Recital, Boise State University Performance, completed 04/09/2014.
  • Percussive Arts Society International Convention Performance, completed 11/14/2012.
  • Guest Solo Appearance, University of Utah Wind Symphony Concerto Fantasy for Two Timpanist by Philip Glass Performance, completed 04/11/2013.
  • Faculty Recital, University of Utah Performance, completed 04/14/2013.
  • Utah Day of Percussion Concert Performance, completed 03/16/2013.
  • Utah Valley University, Arts in Education Conference Presentation Exhibition, completed 01/11/2013.
  • Utah Bandmasters Association "Percussion From the Podium Exhibition, completed 02/26/2013.
  • Percussion Ensemble Concert Performance, completed 04/02/2013.
  • World Percussion Group Premiere Performance Performance, completed 04/02/2013.
  • Percussion Ensemble, Chamber Quartet Performance, completed 12/09/2012.
  • Percussion Ensemble, Chamber Quartet Performance, completed 02/12/2013.
  • Percussion Ensemble, Chamber Quartet Performance, completed 05/07/2013.
  • Percussion Ensemble Performance, completed 11/11/2014.
  • Utah Steel Band Festival Performance, completed 05/17/2014.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Appearance (John Cage, Amores for Percussion Trio) Performance, completed 02/15/2014.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Appearance (John Cage, Amores for Percussion Trio) Performance, completed 02/14/2014.
  • Percussion Ensemble, Performance, completed 04/01/2014.
  • Percussion Ensemble, Graduate Chamber Quartet Performance, completed 04/01/2014.
  • Percussion Ensemble Performance, completed 03/04/2014.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 02/03/2014.
  • Utah Chamber Artists Orchestra Performance, completed 01/28/2014.
  • Utah Chamber Artists Orchestra Performance, completed 01/27/2014.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 01/04/2014.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 01/02/2014.
  • Utah Chamber Artists Orchestra Performance, completed 12/09/2013.
  • Utah Chamber Artists Orchestra Performance, completed 12/08/2013.
  • Pioneer Theatre (31 Performances from 11/27-12/28) Performance, completed 11/27/2013.
  • Percussion Ensemble Concert Performance, completed 11/11/2013.
  • Treasure Coast Percussion Camp, Faculty Recital Performance, completed 06/18/2013.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 05/04/2013.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 05/03/2013.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 05/02/2013.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 05/01/2013.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 04/27/2013.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 04/26/2013.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 04/25/2013.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 04/24/2013.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 04/02/2013.
  • Percussion Ensemble, Chamber Quartet Performance, completed 03/28/2013.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 02/26/2013.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 02/25/2013.
  • Utah Chamber Artists Orchestra Performance, completed 02/25/2013.
  • Utah Chamber Artists Orchestra Performance, completed 02/24/2013.
  • Ballet West Orchestra Performance, completed 02/23/2013.
  • Ballet West Orchestra Performance, completed 02/22/2013.
  • Ballet West Orchestra Performance, completed 02/21/2013.
  • Ballet West Orchestra Performance, completed 02/20/2013.
  • Ballet West Orchestra Performance, completed 02/19/2013.
  • Ballet West Orchestra Performance, completed 02/17/2013.
  • Ballet West Orchestra Performance, completed 02/16/2013.
  • Ballet West Orchestra Performance, completed 02/15/2013.
  • Ballet West Orchestra Performance, completed 02/14/2013.
  • Ballet West Orchestra Performance, completed 02/13/2013.
  • “Cloning, the Genetics of Developing Technique” Exhibition, submitted 12/15/2012.
  • A PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS TO ÁSKELL MÁSSON’S MARIMBA CONCERTO Exhibition, submitted 12/15/2012.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 12/14/2012.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 12/08/2012.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 12/07/2012.
  • Treasure Coast Percussion Camp, Faculty Recital Performance, completed 06/11/2012.
  • Solo Recital for following high schools in Las Vegas: Foothill, Arbor View, Las Vegas Academy Performance, completed 12/31/2018.
  • Solo Recital for following high schools in Utah: Skyview, Park City, Corner Canyon, Davis, Viewmont, Bingham Performance, completed 12/31/2018.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 12/15/2018.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 12/14/2018.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 12/13/2018.
  • Solo Recital for following high schools in Idaho: Century High School, Idaho Falls, Highland Performance, completed 10/13/2018.
  • Solo Performance. Idaho State University Performance, completed 10/11/2018.
  • Solo Performance. University of South Florida Performance, completed 06/28/2018.
  • Solo Performance. Treasure Coast Percussion Camp Performance, completed 06/07/2018.
  • Pioneer Theater Performance, completed 05/26/2018.
  • Pioneer Theater Performance, completed 05/25/2018.
  • Pioneer Theater Performance, completed 05/24/2018.
  • Pioneer Theater Performance, completed 05/23/2018.
  • Pioneer Theater Performance, completed 05/22/2018.
  • Pioneer Theater Performance, completed 05/21/2018.
  • Pioneer Theater Performance, completed 05/19/2018.
  • Pioneer Theater Performance, completed 05/18/2018.
  • Pioneer Theater Performance, completed 05/17/2018.
  • Pioneer Theater Performance, completed 05/16/2018.
  • Pioneer Theater Performance, completed 05/15/2018.
  • Pioneer Theater Performance, completed 05/14/2018.
  • Pioneer Theater Performance, completed 05/12/2018.
  • Pioneer Theater Performance, completed 05/11/2018.
  • Pioneer Theater Performance, completed 05/10/2018.
  • Pioneer Theater Performance, completed 05/09/2018.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 04/28/2018.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 04/27/2018.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 04/26/2018.
  • Ballet West Performance, completed 04/21/2018.
  • Ballet West Performance, completed 04/20/2018.
  • Ballet West Performance, completed 04/19/2018.
  • Ballet West Performance, completed 04/18/2018.
  • Ballet West Performance, completed 04/14/2018.
  • Ballet West Performance, completed 04/13/2018.
  • Ballet West Performance, completed 04/12/2018.
  • Ballet West Performance, completed 04/11/2018.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 04/07/2018.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 04/06/2018.
  • Pioneer Theater Performance, completed 03/17/2018.
  • Pioneer Theater Performance, completed 03/16/2018.
  • Pioneer Theater Performance, completed 03/15/2018.
  • Pioneer Theater Performance, completed 03/14/2018.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 03/03/2018.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 03/02/2018.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 03/01/2018.
  • Ballet West Performance, completed 02/25/2018.
  • Ballet West Performance, completed 02/24/2018.
  • Ballet West Performance, completed 02/23/2018.
  • Ballet West Performance, completed 02/22/2018.
  • Ballet West Performance, completed 02/21/2018.
  • Ballet West Performance, completed 02/17/2018.
  • Ballet West Performance, completed 02/16/2018.
  • Ballet West Performance, completed 02/15/2018.
  • Ballet West Performance, completed 02/14/2018.
  • Ballet West Performance, completed 02/10/2018.
  • Ballet West Performance, completed 02/09/2018.
  • Ballet West Performance, completed 02/08/2018.
  • Ballet West Performance, completed 02/07/2018.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 01/13/2018.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 01/12/2018.
  • Salt Lake Sinfonia Performance, completed 01/06/2018.
  • Solo Recital for following high schools in Las Vegas: Chaparral, Sierra Vista, Green Valley Performance, completed 12/31/2017.
  • Solo Recitals for Utah HS for 2017: Riverton, American Fork, Davis, Skyridge, Westlake, Copper Hills Performance, completed 12/31/2017.
  • Zelda Orchestra Performance, completed 12/30/2017.
  • Pioneer Theater Performance, completed 12/20/2017.
  • Pioneer Theater Performance, completed 12/19/2017.
  • Pioneer Theater Performance, completed 12/18/2017.
  • Pioneer Theater Performance, completed 12/16/2017.
  • Pioneer Theater Performance, completed 12/15/2017.
  • Pioneer Theater Performance, completed 12/14/2017.
  • Pioneer Theater Performance, completed 12/13/2017.
  • Pioneer Theater Performance, completed 12/12/2017.
  • Pioneer Theater Performance, completed 12/11/2017.
  • Pioneer Theater Performance, completed 12/09/2017.
  • Pioneer Theater Performance, completed 12/08/2017.
  • Pioneer Theater Performance, completed 12/07/2017.
  • Pioneer Theater Performance, completed 12/06/2017.
  • Pioneer Theater Performance, completed 12/05/2017.
  • Pioneer Theater Performance, completed 12/04/2017.
  • Pioneer Theater Performance, completed 12/02/2017.
  • Pioneer Theater Performance, completed 12/01/2017.
  • Pioneer Theater Performance, completed 11/30/2017.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 10/25/2017.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 10/24/2017.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 10/14/2017.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 10/13/2017.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 10/07/2017.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 10/06/2017.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 10/05/2017.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 09/13/2017.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 09/12/2017.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 07/29/2017.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 07/28/2017.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 07/22/2017.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 07/01/2017.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 06/30/2017.
  • Solo Performance. University of South Florida Performance, completed 06/28/2017.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 06/24/2017.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 06/22/2017.
  • Solo Performance. Treasure Coast Percussion Camp Performance, completed 06/08/2017.
  • Zelda Orchestra Performance, completed 06/03/2017.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 05/27/2017.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 05/26/2017.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 05/16/2017.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 05/06/2017.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 05/05/2017.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 05/04/2017.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 04/29/2017.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 04/28/2017.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 04/15/2017.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 04/14/2017.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 04/08/2017.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 04/07/2017.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 04/06/2017.
  • Solo Performance. University of Tennessee-Martin Performance, completed 03/14/2017.
  • Solo Performance. University of Kentucky Performance, completed 03/09/2017.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 03/01/2017.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 02/28/2017.
  • Utah Chamber Artists Performance, completed 02/27/2017.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 02/27/2017.
  • Ballet West Performance, completed 02/26/2017.
  • Ballet West Performance, completed 02/24/2017.
  • Ballet West Performance, completed 02/23/2017.
  • Ballet West Performance, completed 02/19/2017.
  • Ballet West Performance, completed 02/18/2017.
  • Ballet West Performance, completed 02/17/2017.
  • Ballet West Performance, completed 02/16/2017.
  • Ballet West Performance, completed 02/15/2017.
  • Ballet West Performance, completed 02/14/2017.
  • Ballet West Performance, completed 02/12/2017.
  • Ballet West Performance, completed 02/11/2017.
  • Ballet West Performance, completed 02/10/2017.
  • Ballet West Performance, completed 02/09/2017.
  • Ballet West Performance, completed 02/08/2017.
  • SO Percussion Group Performance, completed 02/03/2017.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 01/26/2017.
  • Solo Recitals at the Following Utah HS for 2016: Skyview, Bingham, Davis, Viewmont, Skyridge, Skyline, American Fork, Timpanogos, Park City, Riverton, Corner Canyon, Copper Hills, Maple Mountain, Westlake Performance, completed 12/31/2016.
  • U of U Drumline Performance, completed 12/28/2016.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 12/24/2016.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 12/23/2016.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 12/20/2016.
  • Pioneer Theatre Performance, completed 12/17/2016.
  • Pioneer Theatre Performance, completed 12/16/2016.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 12/16/2016.
  • Pioneer Theatre Performance, completed 12/15/2016.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 12/15/2016.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 12/14/2016.
  • Pioneer Theatre Performance, completed 12/14/2016.
  • Pioneer Theatre Performance, completed 12/13/2016.
  • Pioneer Theatre Performance, completed 12/12/2016.
  • Pioneer Theatre Performance, completed 12/10/2016.
  • Pioneer Theatre Performance, completed 12/09/2016.
  • Pioneer Theatre Performance, completed 12/08/2016.
  • Pioneer Theatre Performance, completed 12/07/2016.
  • Pioneer Theatre Performance, completed 12/06/2016.
  • Pioneer Theatre Performance, completed 12/05/2016.
  • Zelda Orchestra Performance, completed 12/04/2016.
  • Pioneer Theatre Performance, completed 12/03/2016.
  • Pioneer Theatre Performance, completed 12/02/2016.
  • Pioneer Theatre Performance, completed 12/01/2016.
  • Utah State University. Solo Appearance Performance, completed 11/21/2016.
  • U of U Drumline Performance, completed 11/19/2016.
  • Percussion Ensemble. Conducted Performance, completed 11/08/2016.
  • U of U Drumline Performance, completed 10/29/2016.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 10/26/2016.
  • U of U Drumline Performance, completed 10/22/2016.
  • U of U Drumline Performance, completed 10/15/2016.
  • U of U Drumline Performance, completed 10/08/2016.
  • U of U Drumline Performance, completed 10/04/2016.
  • U of U Drumline Performance, completed 10/01/2016.
  • U of U Drumline Performance, completed 09/23/2016.
  • U of U Drumline Performance, completed 09/10/2016.
  • U of U Drumline Performance, completed 09/01/2016.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 07/30/2016.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 07/29/2016.
  • Colorado Mesa University. Solo Appearance Performance, completed 07/19/2016.
  • Guest Artist, Colorado Mesa University Performance, completed 07/19/2016.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 07/09/2016.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 07/08/2016.
  • Solo Artist Tour, Las Vegas, NV Performance, completed 05/20/2016.
  • Solo Artist Tour, Austin, TX Performance, completed 05/13/2016.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 04/30/2016.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 04/29/2016.
  • Carnegie Hall, Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 04/29/2016.
  • University of Illinois, Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 04/27/2016.
  • Ballet West Performance, completed 04/23/2016.
  • Ballet West Performance, completed 04/22/2016.
  • Ballet West Performance, completed 04/21/2016.
  • Ballet West Performance, completed 04/20/2016.
  • Ballet West Performance, completed 04/16/2016.
  • Ballet West Performance, completed 04/15/2016.
  • Ballet West Performance, completed 04/14/2016.
  • Samba Fogo, Brazilian Percussion Group Performance, completed 04/09/2016.
  • H.Y.P.E. Percussion Ensemble. Conducted Performance, completed 04/05/2016.
  • Percussion Ensemble. Conducted Performance, completed 04/05/2016.
  • Guest Soloist, University of Utah Philharmonic Performance, completed 03/24/2016.
  • H.Y.P.E. Percussion Ensemble. Conducted Performance, completed 03/19/2016.
  • Percussion Ensemble. Conducted Performance, completed 03/07/2016.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 03/05/2016.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 03/04/2016.
  • Utah Chamber Artists Performance, completed 02/29/2016.
  • Ballet West Performance, completed 02/20/2016.
  • Ballet West Performance, completed 02/19/2016.
  • Ballet West Performance, completed 02/18/2016.
  • Ballet West Performance, completed 02/17/2016.
  • Ballet West Performance, completed 02/14/2016.
  • Ballet West Performance, completed 02/13/2016.
  • Ballet West Performance, completed 02/12/2016.
  • Ballet West Performance, completed 02/11/2016.
  • Ballet West Performance, completed 02/10/2016.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 01/30/2016.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 01/29/2016.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 01/28/2016.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 01/14/2016.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 01/09/2016.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 01/08/2016.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 01/07/2016.
  • U of U Drumline Exhibition, completed 12/19/2015.
  • U of U Drumline Exhibition, completed 12/18/2015.
  • U of U Drumline Exhibition, completed 12/17/2015.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 12/05/2015.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 12/04/2015.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 12/03/2015.
  • U of U Drumline Performance, completed 11/28/2015.
  • U of U Drumline Performance, completed 11/21/2015.
  • Percussion Ensemble Performance, completed 11/20/2015.
  • Ballet West Orchestra Performance, completed 11/14/2015.
  • Ballet West Orchestra Performance, completed 11/13/2015.
  • Ballet West Orchestra Performance, completed 11/12/2015.
  • Ballet West Orchestra Performance, completed 11/11/2015.
  • Percussion Ensemble Performance, completed 11/09/2015.
  • U of U Drumline Performance, completed 11/09/2015.
  • Ballet West Orchestra Performance, completed 11/07/2015.
  • Ballet West Orchestra Performance, completed 11/06/2015.
  • Ballet West Orchestra Performance, completed 11/05/2015.
  • U of U Drumline Exhibition, completed 10/31/2015.
  • U of U Drumline Exhibition, completed 10/24/2015.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 10/24/2015.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 10/23/2015.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 10/22/2015.
  • U of U Drumline Exhibition, completed 10/17/2015.
  • Guest Artist, University of Arizona Performance, completed 10/16/2015.
  • U of U Drumline Exhibition, completed 10/10/2015.
  • Guest Artist, Logan Chamber Music Series Performance, completed 10/02/2015.
  • Utah Chamber Artists Performance, completed 09/21/2015.
  • U of U Drumline Exhibition, completed 09/11/2015.
  • U of U Drumline Exhibition, completed 09/03/2015.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 08/14/2015.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 07/11/2015.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 07/04/2015.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 07/03/2015.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 07/01/2015.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 06/26/2015.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 06/25/2015.
  • Guest Soloist, Utah Chamber Artists Performance, completed 05/25/2015.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 04/25/2015.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 04/21/2015.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 04/11/2015.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 04/10/2015.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 04/09/2015.
  • Percussion Ensemble Performance, completed 04/07/2015.
  • HYPE Percussion Ensemble Performance, completed 04/07/2015.
  • Percussion Ensemble Performance, completed 03/27/2015.
  • HYPE Percussion Ensemble Performance, completed 03/21/2015.
  • Percussion Ensemble Performance, completed 03/09/2015.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 03/03/2015.
  • U Percussion Ensemble Performance, completed 02/26/2015.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 02/21/2015.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 02/20/2015.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 02/19/2015.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 02/07/2015.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 02/06/2015.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 02/05/2015.
  • Guest Artist, NOVA Chamber Music Series Performance, completed 02/03/2015.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 01/31/2015.
  • U of U Honor Band / Percussion Ensemble Performance, completed 01/31/2015.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 01/30/2015.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 01/29/2015.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 01/25/2015.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 01/23/2015.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 01/22/2015.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 01/21/2015.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 01/19/2015.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 01/17/2015.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 01/16/2015.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 01/15/2015.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 01/14/2015.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 01/10/2015.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 01/09/2015.
  • U Drumline Performance, completed 12/20/2014.
  • U Drumline Performance, completed 12/18/2014.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 12/16/2014.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 12/15/2014.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 12/09/2014.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 12/08/2014.
  • Utah Chamber Artists Orchestra Performance, completed 12/08/2014.
  • Chamber Percussion Group Performance, completed 12/07/2014.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 12/06/2014.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 12/05/2014.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 12/04/2014.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 12/03/2014.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 12/02/2014.
  • U Drumline Performance, completed 11/22/2014.
  • U Drumline Performance, completed 11/15/2014.
  • Masterclass / Clinic, Saratoga High School Exhibition, completed 11/14/2014.
  • U Drumline Performance, completed 11/14/2014.
  • U Drumline Performance, completed 11/13/2014.
  • Masterclass / Clinic, Clovis West High School Exhibition, completed 11/12/2014.
  • U Drumline Performance, completed 11/12/2014.
  • Masterclass / Clinic, Foothill High School Exhibition, completed 11/11/2014.
  • U Drumline Performance, completed 11/11/2014.
  • Percussion Chamber Group Performance, completed 11/10/2014.
  • U Drumline Performance, completed 11/08/2014.
  • U Drumline Performance, completed 11/07/2014.
  • U Drumline Performance, completed 10/30/2014.
  • U Drumline Performance, completed 10/25/2014.
  • Yamaha Spotlight – “College Drumline of the Week” https://twitter.com/yamahaperc Performance, completed 10/25/2014.
  • Masterclass / Clinic, Alta High School Exhibition, completed 10/17/2014.
  • Masterclass / Clinic, Foothill High School Exhibition, completed 10/16/2014.
  • Masterclass / Clinic, Coronado High School Exhibition, completed 10/16/2014.
  • Masterclass / Clinic, Las Vegas Academy High School Exhibition, completed 10/16/2014.
  • Masterclass / Clinic, Sierra Vista High School Exhibition, completed 10/15/2014.
  • Masterclass / Clinic, Foothill High School Exhibition, completed 10/15/2014.
  • Masterclass / Clinic, Green Valley High School Exhibition, completed 10/14/2014.
  • Masterclass / Clinic, Syracuse High School Exhibition, completed 10/11/2014.
  • Masterclass / Clinic, Bountiful High School Exhibition, completed 10/09/2014.
  • Masterclass / Clinic, Mountain Crest High School Exhibition, completed 10/08/2014.
  • Masterclass / Clinic, Skyview High School Exhibition, completed 10/08/2014.
  • Utah State University, Masterclass / Clinic Performance, completed 10/08/2014.
  • U Drumline Performance, completed 10/07/2014.
  • Masterclass / Clinic, Viewmont High School Exhibition, completed 10/03/2014.
  • Masterclass / Clinic, Maple Mountain High School Exhibition, completed 10/01/2014.
  • U Drumline Performance, completed 09/30/2014.
  • U Drumline Performance Performance, completed 09/27/2014.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 09/13/2014.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 09/12/2014.
  • Masterclass / Clinic, Lehi High School Exhibition, completed 09/11/2014.
  • U Drumline Performance Performance, completed 09/06/2014.
  • U Drumline Performance Performance, completed 09/05/2014.
  • U Drumline Performance Performance, completed 08/28/2014.
  • U Drumline Performance Performance, completed 08/23/2014.
  • Masterclass / Clinic, American Fork High School Exhibition, completed 08/14/2014.
  • Masterclass / Clinic, American Fork High School Exhibition, completed 08/13/2014.
  • ESPN Networks / LA EAST Studio - Recording Project Performance, completed 08/13/2014.
  • ESPN Networks / LA EAST Studio - Recording Project Performance, completed 08/04/2014.
  • Masterclass / Clinic, Bingham High School Exhibition, completed 07/17/2014.
  • Masterclass / Clinic, Vero Beach High School Exhibition, completed 06/24/2014.
  • Treasure Coast Percussion Camp Performance, completed 06/16/2014.
  • Masterclass / Clinic, Vero Beach High School Exhibition, completed 06/10/2014.
  • Masterclass / Clinic, Vero Beach High School Exhibition, completed 06/03/2014.
  • Masterclass / Clinic, American Fork High School Exhibition, completed 05/12/2014.
  • Masterclass / Clinic, U of U Host Exhibition, completed 05/09/2014.
  • Masterclass / Clinic, U of U Host Exhibition, completed 05/08/2014.
  • Masterclass / Clinic, U of U Host Exhibition, completed 05/03/2014.
  • Pioneer Theatre (31 Performances from 5/1/2014-5/24/2014) Performance, completed 05/01/2014.
  • Ballet West Orchestra Performance, completed 04/29/2014.
  • Nevada Music Educators "Percussion From the Podium" Exhibition, completed 04/25/2014.
  • University of Nevada-Reno Masterclass / Clinic, Percussion Studio Exhibition, completed 04/25/2014.
  • Ballet West Orchestra Performance, completed 04/20/2014.
  • Ballet West Orchestra Performance, completed 04/18/2014.
  • Ballet West Orchestra Performance, completed 04/17/2014.
  • Ballet West Orchestra Performance, completed 04/16/2014.
  • Ballet West Orchestra Performance, completed 04/12/2014.
  • Ballet West Orchestra Performance, completed 04/11/2014.
  • Ballet West Orchestra Performance, completed 04/10/2014.
  • Ballet West Orchestra Performance, completed 04/09/2014.
  • Chamber Percussion Group - U School of Music Honors Concert Performance, scheduled 03/27/2014.
  • Utah Percussive Arts Society Day of Percussion Performance, completed 03/20/2014.
  • Masterclass / Clinic, Central Davis Jr High School Exhibition, completed 03/19/2014.
  • Masterclass / Clinic, Davis High School Exhibition, completed 03/11/2014.
  • Masterclass / Clinic, Bingham High School Exhibition, completed 03/10/2014.
  • Masterclass / Clinic, Lehi High School Exhibition, completed 03/06/2014.
  • Masterclass / Clinic, Murray High School Exhibition, completed 03/06/2014.
  • Masterclass / Clinic, Park City High School Exhibition, completed 03/05/2014.
  • Masterclass / Clinic, Lone Peak High School Exhibition, completed 02/27/2014.
  • Masterclass / Clinic, Viewmont High School Exhibition, completed 02/25/2014.
  • California Music Educators "Percussion From the Podium" Exhibition, submitted 02/20/2014.
  • Masterclass / Clinic, Alta High School Exhibition, completed 02/19/2014.
  • Gem State Honor Band, Clinician Exhibition, completed 01/16/2014.

Presentations

  • Percussive Arts Society International Convention "Cloning, Genetics for a Developing Technique". Presentation, Presented, 11/14/2013.
  • Percussive Arts Society International Convention "Performance Analysis of Askell Masson's Marimba Concerto". Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/15/2013.
  • Utah Percussive Arts Society, Day of Percussion. Presentation, Presented, 03/16/2013.
  • Utah Bandmasters Association, Percussion Symposium. Presentation, Presented, 02/26/2013.
  • Utah Valley Arts In Education . Presentation, Presented, 01/11/2013.
  • Percussive Arts Society International Convention Showcase Concert, “All-Star Steel Band”. Presentation, Presented, 11/14/2012.
  • Florida Music Educators Association Featured Performance, Guest soloist. Presentation, Presented, 01/07/2012.
  • University of Utah, Fall Percussion Day Host / Clinician . Presentation, Presented, 10/26/2012.
  • North Florida Percussive Arts Society “Day of Percussion” Clinician Showcase Performance – University of South Alabama Jaguar Marching Percussion Section . Presentation, Presented, 09/18/2011.
  • Universidad Federal de Recife, Brazil. Presentation, Presented, 06/10/2011.
  • Universidad Federal de Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/12/2011.
  • Southeast Percussion Festival, Clinician / Presenter: “Speaking the Language, Percussion Chamber Music” Showcase Performance – University of South Alabama . Presentation, Presented, 04/15/2011.
  • Alabama Percussive Arts Society “Day of Percussion” Showcase Performance - University of South Alabama Percussion Ensemble, Director / Conductor . Presentation, Presented, 03/15/2011.
  • Alabama Music Educators Association Presenter: “Techniques for the Modern Percussion Section” . Presentation, Presented, 01/14/2011.
  • Southeast Percussion Festival, Clinician / Presenter: “Cloning: Genetics of a Developing Technique” Showcase Performance – University of South Alabama . Presentation, Presented, 04/01/2009.
  • Percussive Arts Society International Convention World Music Performance / Clinic Zumbumba Percussion Trio with Bernard Woma . Presentation, Presented, 11/05/2008.
  • Percussive Arts Society International Convention Focus Day: “Paukenziet” Zumbumba Percussion Group New Music for Timpani: “Foforo Twene” Original composition for Timpani and West African instruments (Ghanaian) including the Dagomba, Awe and Dagara styles of music . Presentation, Presented, 11/12/2007.
  • Percussive Arts Society International Convention Showcase Concert - “New Music for Steel Band” University of Arizona Steel Band (UA STEEL) Director and Coordinator . Presentation, Presented, 11/14/2006.
  • Percussive Arts Society International Convention “Ritual Communication through the Practice of the Dagara-Birifor Gyil Tradition”, Dr. Michael Vercelli, presenter Performing Artist . Presentation, Presented, 11/13/2005.
  • Winnipeg, Canada Percussive Arts Society Day of Percussion “Alive” Project University of Arizona Steel Band (UA STEEL), Director . Presentation, Presented, 04/05/2005.
  • Music Educator’s National Convention, Southern Division Featured Performance, Guest soloist . Presentation, Presented, 01/11/2005.
  • University of West Florida . Presentation, Presented, 10/01/2011.
  • Clemson University. Presentation, Presented, 02/14/2010.
  • Guest artist / Clinician - West Virginia University. Presentation, Presented, 10/16/2009.
  • North Florida “Day of Percussion”. Presentation, Presented, 09/24/2009.
  • Utah Bandmasters Association, "Percussion, From the Podium". Presentation, Presented, 01/26/2013.
  • Clinic / Performance - Skyline High School. Other, Presented, 12/19/2012.
  • Clinic / Performance - Park City High School. Other, Presented, 12/18/2012.
  • Clinic / Performance - Lone Peak High School. Other, Presented, 12/17/2012.
  • Clinic / Performance - West Jordan High School. Other, Presented, 12/12/2012.
  • Clinic / Performance - Foothills High School. Other, Presented, 11/30/2012.
  • Clinic / Performance - Las Vegas Academy High School. Other, Presented, 11/29/2012.
  • Clinic / Performance - Sierra Vista High School. Other, Presented, 11/29/2012.
  • Clinic / Performance - Lehi High School. Other, Presented, 11/27/2012.
  • Clinic / Performance - American Fork High School. Other, Presented, 11/15/2012.
  • Clinic / Performance - Davis High School. Other, Presented, 10/23/2012.
  • Clinic / Performance - Provo High School. Other, Presented, 10/20/2012.
  • Clinic / Performance - Homestead High School. Other, Presented, 10/19/2012.
  • Clinic / Performance -Los Gatos High School. Other, Presented, 10/19/2012.
  • Clinic / Performance - Amador Valley High School. Other, Presented, 10/16/2012.
  • Clinic / Performance - Bingham High School. Other, Presented, 10/02/2012.
  • Clinic / Performance - Westlake High School. Other, Presented, 10/01/2012.
  • Clinic / Performance - Roy High School. Other, Presented, 09/28/2012.
  • Clinic / Performance - Farmington Jr. High School. Other, Presented, 09/27/2012.
  • Clinic / Performance - West Jordan High School. Other, Presented, 09/27/2012.
  • Clinic / Performance - Davis High School. Other, Presented, 09/25/2012.
  • Clinic / Performance - Skyview High School. Other, Presented, 09/21/2012.
  • Clinic / Performance - Mountain Crest High School. Other, Presented, 09/21/2012.
  • Clinic / Performance - Westlake High School. Other, Presented, 09/20/2012.
  • Clinic / Performance - Bingham High School. Other, Presented, 09/20/2012.
  • Clinic / Performance - Provo High School. Other, Presented, 09/20/2012.
  • Clinic / Performance - Lehi High School. Other, Presented, 09/17/2012.
  • Clinic / Performance - Riverton High School. Other, Presented, 09/14/2012.
  • Clinic / Performance - Davis High School. Other, Presented, 09/11/2012.
  • Clinic / Performance - Mountain Crest High School. Other, Presented, 09/06/2012.
  • Clinic / Performance - Lehi High School. Other, Presented, 09/06/2012.
  • Clinic / Performance - Lehi High School. Other, Presented, 08/23/2012.
  • Clinic / Performance - Bingham High School. Other, Presented, 08/21/2012.
  • California Music Educators "Percussion From the Podium". Presentation, Presented, 02/20/2014.
  • Clinic / Masterclass for following high schools in Idaho: Century, Boise, Eagle, Idaho Falls, Thunder Ridge, Twin Falls, Jerome, Meridian, Capitol, Timberline, Pocatello, Highland, Centennial, Rocky Mountain, Kuna, Fruitland. Presentation, Presented, 12/31/2018.
  • Clinic / Masterclass for following high schools in Las Vegas: Arbor View, Foothill, Las Vegas Academy. Presentation, Accepted, 12/31/2018.
  • Clinic / Masterclass for following schools in Utah: Farmington, Skyview, Mountain Crest, Bountiful, Davis, Northridge, Viewmont, Syracuse, Woodscross, Union, Juan Diego, Cottonwood, Kearns, Olympus, Skyline, Alta, Jordan, West Jordan, Bingham, Copper Hills, Alta, Riverton, Murray, Judge Memorial, Summitt, Waterford, North Sanpete, North Summit, Park City, Grantsville, Tooele, Stansbury, American Fork, Lone Peak, Lehi, Westlake, Pleasant Grove, Mountain View, Timpanogos, Timpview, Maple Mountain, Payson, Spanish Fork, Provo, Roy, Skyridge, Jordan, Herriman. Presentation, Accepted, 12/31/2018.
  • Adjudication, Idaho State Marching Festival. Other, Presented, 10/13/2018.
  • Residency, Idaho State University . Presentation, Submitted, 10/12/2018.
  • Adjudication, Utah Percussive Arts Society Fall Day . Other, Presented, 10/06/2018.
  • Clinic: Utah State University . Presentation, Presented, 08/10/2018.
  • Residency, University of South Florida. Presentation, Presented, 06/29/2018.
  • Residency, Treasure Coast Percussion Camp. Presentation, Presented, 06/07/2018.
  • Adjudication, Utah Percussive Arts Society Spring Day. Other, Presented, 03/17/2018.
  • Clinic - PAS / Festival Preparation. Presentation, Presented, 03/10/2018.
  • Clinic / Master-class: BOA Music for All Festival . Presentation, Presented, 03/03/2018.
  • Utah All State - Percussion Clinic . Presentation, Presented, 01/18/2018.
  • Clinic / Masterclass for following schools in Utah: Skyview, Mountain Crest, Bountiful, Davis, Northridge, Viewmont, Syracuse, Woodscross, Union, Juan Diego, Cottonwood, Kearns, Olympus, Skyline, Alta, Jordan, West Jordan, Bingham, Copper Hills, Alta, Riverton, Murray, Judge Memorial, Summitt, Waterford, North Sanpete, North Summit, Park City, Grantsville, Tooele, Stansbury, American Fork, Lone Peak, Lehi, Westlake, Pleasant Grove, Mountain View, Timpanogos, Timpview, Maple Mountain, Payson, Spanish Fork, Provo, Roy, Skyridge, Jordan, Herriman. Presentation, Presented, 12/31/2017.
  • Clinic / Masterclass for following high schools in Las Vegas: Arbor View, Chaparral, Foothill, Sierra Vista, Las Vegas Academy, Green Valley. Presentation, Presented, 12/31/2017.
  • Adjudication, Utah Percussive Arts Society Fall Day of Percussion. Other, Presented, 10/28/2017.
  • Residency, University of South Florida. Presentation, Presented, 06/27/2017.
  • Residency, Treasure Coast Percussion Camp . Presentation, Presented, 06/08/2017.
  • Adjudication, Utah State Solo and Ensemble . Other, Presented, 04/29/2017.
  • Adjudication, Utah Steel Pan Day. Other, Presented, 04/22/2017.
  • Guest Artist, Utah Steel Pan Day . Presentation, Presented, 04/22/2017.
  • Adjudication, Utah Percussive Arts Society Day of Percussion. Other, Presented, 03/18/2017.
  • Residency, University of Tennessee-Martin. Presentation, Presented, 03/15/2017.
  • Residency, University of Kentucky. Presentation, Presented, 03/10/2017.
  • Clinic / Master-class: BOA Music for All Festival . Presentation, Presented, 03/04/2017.
  • Clinic: Impact Percussion Group. Presentation, Presented, 01/21/2017.
  • Clinic / Presentation at the following HS in Utah for 2016: Skyview, Bingham, Davis, Viewmont, Skyridge, Skyline, American Fork, Timpanogos, Park City, Riverton, Corner Canyon, Copper Hills, Maple Mountain, Westlake, Herriman, Pleasant Grove, Lone Peak, Jordan, Viewmont, Payson, . Presentation, Presented, 12/31/2016.
  • Clinic / Presentation. Utah State University . Presentation, Presented, 11/21/2016.
  • Clinic / U Experience - Utah Marching Band. Presentation, Presented, 11/19/2016.
  • Clinic / U Experience - School of Music . Presentation, Presented, 11/18/2016.
  • U Drumline Clinic . Presentation, Presented, 10/20/2016.
  • Utah Percussive Arts Society, Fall Marching Day of Percussion. Presentation, Presented, 10/15/2016.
  • Clinic / Presentation. Colorado Mesa University . Presentation, Presented, 07/19/2016.
  • Yamaha Sounds of Summer Camp. Presentation, Presented, 06/08/2016.
  • Clinic / Presentation. Treasure Coast Percussion Camp, FL. Presentation, Presented, 06/07/2016.
  • Clinic Tour: Las Vegas, NV (May 18-20). Presentation, Presented, 05/20/2016.
  • U Drumline Clinic . Presentation, Presented, 05/14/2016.
  • U Drumline Clinic . Presentation, Presented, 05/13/2016.
  • Clinic Tour: Austin, TX (May 11-13). Presentation, Presented, 05/13/2016.
  • U Drumline Clinic . Presentation, Presented, 05/07/2016.
  • Clinic / U Honor Band . Presentation, Presented, 01/29/2016.
  • Clinic / Adjudication: Utah Percussive Arts Society Fall Marching Day of Percussion. Other, Presented, 10/24/2015.
  • Utah Percussive Arts Society, Fall Marching Day of Percussion. Presentation, Presented, 10/24/2015.
  • Clinic / Adjudication: University of Arizona Band Day. Other, Presented, 10/17/2015.
  • Clinic / Master-class: Treasure Coast Percussion Camp: 6/15 - 6/19. Presentation, Presented, 06/15/2015.
  • Clinic / Master-class Tour of Las Vegas from 5/19 - 5/22: Chaparral, Foothill, Sierra Vista, Las Vegas Academy, Green Valley. Presentation, Presented, 05/19/2015.
  • Clinic / Master-class Tour of Alaska from 5/12 - 5/15: Chugiak, Beaver, Eagle Mountain, Dimond, South . Presentation, Presented, 05/12/2015.
  • U of U Drumline Clinic. Presentation, Presented, 05/09/2015.
  • U of U Drumline Clinic. Presentation, Presented, 05/08/2015.
  • U of U Drumline Clinic. Presentation, Presented, 05/02/2015.
  • Clinic / Adjudication: Region 5 Solo and Ensemble Festival (American Fork HS). Other, Presented, 03/10/2015.
  • Clinic / Master-class at the following High Schools in Utah from January 1 to December 31, 2015: Skyview, Mountain Crest, Bountiful, Davis, Northridge, Viewmont, Syracuse, Woodscross, Union, Juan Diego, Cottonwood, Kearns, Olympus, Skyline, Alta, Jordan, West Jordan, Bingham, Copper Hills, Alta, Riverton, Murray, Judge Memorial, Summitt, Waterford, North Sanpete, North Summit, Park City, Grantsville, Tooele, Stansbury, American Fork, Lone Peak, Lehi, Westlake, Pleasant Grove, Mountain View, Timpanogos, Timpview, Maple Mountain, Payson, Spanish Fork, Provo, Roy, . Presentation, Presented, 01/01/2015.
  • Nevada Music Educators "Percussion From the Podium". Presentation, Presented, 04/25/2014.
  • Utah Music Educators / Utah Bandmasters Association Convention Clinic: “Percussion, From the Podium” . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/06/2014.
  • U Experience - Utah Marching Band Clinic. Presentation, Presented, 11/09/2013.
  • Clinic / Performance - Pleasanton High School (CA). Presentation, Presented, 10/31/2013.
  • Clinic / Performance - Los Gatos High School (CA). Presentation, Presented, 10/31/2013.
  • Clinic / Performance - Saratoga Springs High School (CA). Presentation, Presented, 10/30/2013.
  • Clinic / Performance - Homestead High School (CA). Presentation, Presented, 10/30/2013.
  • Clinic / Performance - Amador Valley High School (CA). Presentation, Presented, 10/29/2013.
  • Clinic / Performance - Lone Peak High School. Presentation, Presented, 10/21/2013.
  • Clinic / Performance - West LakeHigh School. Presentation, Presented, 10/16/2013.
  • Clinic / Performance - Bonneville High School. Presentation, Presented, 10/15/2013.
  • Clinic / Performance - Provo High School. Presentation, Presented, 10/14/2013.
  • Clinic / Performance - Alta High School. Presentation, Presented, 10/14/2013.
  • Clinic / Performance - Bingham High School. Presentation, Presented, 10/10/2013.
  • Clinic / Performance - Viewmont High School. Presentation, Presented, 10/10/2013.
  • Clinic / Performance - Roy High School. Presentation, Presented, 10/09/2013.
  • Clinic / Performance - Riverton High School. Presentation, Presented, 10/07/2013.
  • Clinic / Performance - American Fork High School. Presentation, Presented, 09/30/2013.
  • Clinic / Performance - Foothills High School (LV). Presentation, Presented, 09/26/2013.
  • Clinic / Performance - Coronado High School (LV). Presentation, Presented, 09/25/2013.
  • Clinic / Performance - Green Valley High School (LV). Presentation, Presented, 09/25/2013.
  • Clinic / Performance - American Fork High School. Presentation, Presented, 09/20/2013.
  • Clinic / Performance - Timpanogos High School. Presentation, Presented, 09/19/2013.
  • Clinic / Performance - West Lake High School. Presentation, Presented, 09/19/2013.
  • Clinic / Performance - Bingham High School . Presentation, Presented, 09/12/2013.
  • Clinic / Performance - Maple Mountain High School. Presentation, Presented, 09/12/2013.
  • Clinic / Performance - Timpview High School. Presentation, Presented, 08/02/2013.
  • Clinic / Performance - Timpview High School . Presentation, Presented, 08/01/2013.
  • Clinic / Performance - Grnad Junction High School (CO). Presentation, Presented, 07/30/2013.
  • Clinic / Performance - Grnad Junction High School (CO). Presentation, Presented, 07/29/2013.
  • Clinic / Performance - Treasure Coast Percussion Camp / Yamaha Sounds of Summer Camp (6/17-6/20). Presentation, Presented, 06/17/2013.
  • Clinic / Performance - Yamaha Sounds of Summer Camp, American Fork High School. Presentation, Presented, 06/01/2013.
  • University of Utah Drumline Audition Clinic . Presentation, Presented, 05/11/2013.
  • University of Utah Drumline Audition Clinic . Presentation, Presented, 05/10/2013.
  • Clinic / Performance - Lehi High School. Presentation, Presented, 05/07/2013.
  • University of Utah Drumline Audition Clinic . Presentation, Presented, 05/04/2013.
  • Clinic / Adjudication - Utah State Solo and Ensemble Festival. Other, Presented, 04/27/2013.
  • University of Utah Drumline Audition Clinic . Presentation, Presented, 04/20/2013.
  • Clinic / Performance - Davis High School. Presentation, Presented, 03/28/2013.
  • Clinic / Performance - Foothills High School (LV). Presentation, Presented, 03/21/2013.
  • Clinic / Performance - Green Valley High School (LV). Presentation, Presented, 03/20/2013.
  • Clinic / Performance - Sierra Vista High School (LV). Presentation, Presented, 03/20/2013.
  • Clinic / Adjudication - Utah Percussive Arts Society Day of Percussion . Presentation, Presented, 03/16/2013.
  • Clinic / Performance - Bountiful High School. Presentation, Presented, 03/14/2013.
  • Clinic / Performance - West Jordan High School. Presentation, Presented, 03/14/2013.
  • Clinic / Adjudication - American Fork High School. Presentation, Presented, 03/12/2013.
  • Clinic / Performance - Lehi High School. Presentation, Presented, 03/11/2013.
  • Clinic / Performance - American Fork High School. Presentation, Presented, 03/09/2013.
  • Clinic / Performance - Central Davis Junior High School. Presentation, Presented, 03/06/2013.
  • Clinic / Adjudication - Intermountain Percussion Association. Other, Presented, 03/02/2013.
  • Clinic / Performance - Timpview High School. Presentation, Presented, 02/27/2013.
  • Clinic / Performance - Las Vegas Academy High School (LV). Presentation, Presented, 02/27/2013.
  • Clinic / Performance - LAs Vegas Academy High School (LV). Presentation, Presented, 02/22/2013.
  • Clinic / Performance - Timpanogos High School. Presentation, Presented, 02/21/2013.
  • Clinic / Performance - Stansbury High School. Presentation, Presented, 02/15/2013.
  • Clinic / Performance - Park City High School. Presentation, Presented, 02/14/2013.
  • Clinic / Performance - Davis High School. Presentation, Presented, 02/12/2013.
  • Clinic / Performance - Millscreek Junior High School. Presentation, Presented, 02/07/2013.
  • Clinic / Performance - Cedar High School. Presentation, Presented, 01/31/2013.
  • Clinic / Performance - Desert Hills High School. Presentation, Presented, 01/31/2013.
  • Clinic / Performance - Hurricane High School. Presentation, Presented, 01/31/2013.
  • Clinic / Performance - Woodscross High School. Presentation, Presented, 01/30/2013.
  • Clinic / Performance - Toole High School. Presentation, Presented, 01/24/2013.
  • Clinic / Performance - Roy High School. Presentation, Presented, 01/24/2013.
  • Clinic / Performance - Woodscross High School. Presentation, Presented, 01/24/2013.
  • Clinic / Performance - Grantsville High School. Presentation, Presented, 01/24/2013.
  • Clinic / Performance - Amador Valley High School (CA). Presentation, Presented, 01/18/2013.
  • Clinic / Performance - Homestead High School (CA). Presentation, Presented, 01/17/2013.
  • Clinic / Performance - Los Gatos High School (CA). Presentation, Presented, 01/17/2013.
  • Clinic / Performance - Saratoga High School (CA). Presentation, Presented, 01/16/2013.
  • Clinic / Performance - Orem High School. Presentation, Presented, 01/11/2013.
  • Clinic / Performance - Bingham High School. Presentation, Presented, 01/10/2013.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Brazil
    Study Abroad / Research in Brazil George Martin, (Maracatu style) Claudio Santana (Pandeiro) Celso Fonseca (Samba batucada) Presented Masterclass / Clinic at Universidad Federal de Rio de Janeiro and Universidad Federal de Recife.
  • Ghana
    Research / Study with Bernard Woma, master drummer and xylophonist with the National Dance Company of Ghana.
  • Trinidad and Tobago
    Study Abroad / Research in Trinidad and Tobago Panorama: Invaders Steel Band .

Publications

  • Michael Sammons (2018). Next Level. Utah Jazz / Michael Sammons. Published, 12/06/2018.
  • Michael Sammons (2018). Crazy Army. Utah Jazz / Michael Sammons. Published, 12/06/2018.
  • Michael Sammons (2018). Opening Night . Utah Jazz / Michael Sammons. Published, 11/09/2018.
  • Michael Sammons (2018). Paradiddle Jam . Utah Jazz / Michael Sammons. Published, 11/09/2018.
  • Michael Sammons (2018). GameDay . Utah Jazz / Michael Sammons. Published, 11/09/2018.
  • Michael Sammons (2018). Backbeat Dry. Utah Jazz / Michael Sammons. Published, 11/09/2018.
  • Michael Sammons (2018). Basketball Skit . Utah Jazz / Michael Sammons. Published, 11/09/2018.
  • Michael Sammons (2018). Vic Firth College Drumline Showcase: Utah Drumline: Learn the Music-Snareline. Vic Firth. Published, 11/02/2018.
  • Michael Sammons (2018). Vic Firth College Drumline Showcase: Utah Drumline: Learn the Music-Tenorline. Vic Firth. Published, 11/02/2018.
  • Percussion Compositions for Utah Marching Band and Drumline: Smashing Pumpkins / Foo Fighters Halftime show, Stevie Wonder Halftime Show, Patriotic Show, Armed Forces Halftime Show, Go Utes, Snoopy, Drum N Feather, Taiko, Opening Cadence, Groove Cadence, Afro-Cuban Cadence, Heavy Metal Cadence, Pregame Fanfare, Utah Man, God Bless America, U Expansion, U of Utah Fight Song, U-Pep Fight Song, Chunk, Metallica, Sandstorm, Joe, Spocky Song, Man of Steel, Shout, William Tell, Utah Cheers, Believer, Best Friend, Fireball, Gone Daddy, Hand That Feeds, Holiday, Maritan Girl, Mic Drop, No roots, Vehicle, Wake me Up, Workin Day and Night. Published, 08/01/2018.
  • Yamaha (2018). Contributing Author. Yamaha "Sounds of Summer" Marching Percussion. Yamaha. Published, 05/01/2018.
  • Raymond Helble (2018). Commission Piece (Title TBD). TBD. Accepted, 05/01/2018.
  • American Spiritual Ensemble (2018). Recording Session . Musican's Toolkit. Published, 02/27/2018.
  • Michael Sammons (2018). TV Series “The Librarians”, S4, E12. TNT. Published, 02/07/2018.
  • Gary Cook (2018). Contributing author to accompanying DVD set: Teaching Percussion, Online Enhanced 3rd edition. Cengage. Published, 02/05/2018.
  • Gary Cook (2018). Contributing author. Teaching Percussion, Online Enhanced 3rd edition. Cengage. Published, 02/05/2018.
  • Michael Sammons (2018). TV Series “The Librarians”, S4, E11. TNT. Published, 01/31/2018.
  • Michael Sammons (2018). TV Series “The Librarians”, S4, E10. TNT. Published, 01/24/2018.
  • Michael Sammons (2018). TV Series “The Librarians”, S4, E9. TNT. Published, 01/17/2018.
  • Michael Sammons (2018). TV Series “The Librarians”, S4, E8. TNT. Published, 01/10/2018.
  • Percussion Compositions for Utah Marching Band and Drumline: Ute Bucks, Para Bucks, Parradiddles for Days, Moving 8's, Get Me to the 20, Gallup, Flam Jam, Diddles Don't Exist, Clones 17, Clone Wars 17, 2-Height 8's, Paradise, Double / triple Beat, Go Utes, Snoopy, Taiko, Drum N Feather, Pregame Fanfare, Utah Man, God Bless America, U Expansion, U of Utah Fight Song, U-Pep Fight Song, Chunk, Metallica, Sandstorm, Joe, Spocky Song, Man of Steel, Shout, William Tell, Utah Cheers, Patriotic Show, Zeplin Halftime Show, Chicago Halftime Show, American Nightmare, Blame it on the Boogie, Cant' Stop the Feeling, Cake, Light em Up, Lucky Strike No, Workin Day and Night. Published, 08/01/2017.
  • Yamaha (2017). Contributing Author. Yamaha "Sounds of Summer" Marching Percussion. Yamaha. Published, 05/01/2017.
  • Dwayne Rice (2017). Commissioned Work: Nocturne. Dwayne Rice Music. Published, 02/06/2017.
  • Live Web-stream concert with SO PERCUSSION Group: https://sopercussion.com/. Published, 02/03/2017.
  • Yamaha Sounds of Summer Reference Book Contributing Author. Published, 05/06/2016.
  • National Park Symphony, The Mighty Fiive, Utah Symphony Orchestra, Thierry Fischer, conductor KUED, Salt Lake City: www.kued.org. Published, 04/01/2016.
  • Recording Project: EOS, Augusta Read Thomas Commissioned by Utah Symphony Orchestra, Thiery Fischer, conductor. Published, 02/01/2016.
  • "Utah Percussive Arts Society" Artile in Percusive Arts Journal Rhythm Scene www.pas.org. Published, 02/01/2016.
  • Recording Project: Control by Nico Mully, Utah Symphony Orchestra, Thiery Fischer, conductor. Published, 02/01/2016.
  • Dawn to Dusk, Compact Disc, Utah Symphony Orchestra, Thierry Fischer, conductor. Published, 02/01/2016.
  • Educators’ Companion, Percussive Arts Society Journal, vol.3. Published, 12/01/2015.
  • Educators’ Companion, Percussive Arts Society Journal, vol.2. Published, 09/01/2015.
  • Percussion Arrangements for the 2015 Utah Marching Band: Pregame Fanfare, God Bless America, Utah Man, U of Utah, U Pep, U Expansion, Ute Beat, Cloning, Clone Wars, Diddle Grid, Donuts, Flam Thing, Fred, Paradiddles for Days,Paradise, Stick Control, TA, Slang-a-lang, Ute Bucks, Drum N Feather, Snoopy, Go Utes, Taiko, Flowus, Halftime Show 1, Halftime Show 2, Patriotic Show, Uptown Funk, Forget, You Turn Down for What, William Tell, Man of Steel, Shut Up and Dance, Shake it Off, Sell out, No Way Back, I Want You Back, Treasure, Geronimo, Don't Stop Until You Get Enough, Five More Hours, Boogie Wonderland. Published, 08/01/2015.
  • Yamaha Sounds of Summer Reference Book Contributing Author. Published, 07/01/2015.
  • Utah Percussive Arts Society Educators Journal, Spring 2015 Edition. Published, 01/15/2015.
  • Educators’ Companion, Percussive Arts Society Journal, vol.1. Published, 01/01/2015.
    http://www.pas.org
  • Michael Sammons (2014). "Percussion Technology: Things I would have loved to have when I was a 16-year old Percussionist" . Utah Music Educators Association, Fall 2014 Edition. Published, 10/01/2014.
  • Utah Percussive Arts Society Educators Journal, Fall 2014 Edition. Published, 09/15/2014.
  • Percussion Arrangements for the 2014 Utah Marching Band: Pregame Fanfare, God Bless America, Utah Man, U of Utah, U Pep, U Expansion, Ute Beat, Cloning, Diddle Grid, Donuts, Flams, Fred, Paradiddles for Days, Stick Control, TA, Slang-a-lang, Ute Bucks, Snoopy, Willy, Halftime Show 1, Halftime Show 2, Patriotic Show, Armed Forces Salute, Alitte Party, Bully, Can't Hold Us, Disco Inferno, Forget You, Free Ride, Moves Like Jagger, Happy, Lucky Strike, Miss Jackson, Turn Down for What, William Tell, Man of Stee. Published, 08/01/2014.
  • Utah Percussive Arts Society Educators Journal Spring 2014 Edition. Published, 05/01/2014.
  • Christopher Deane (2014). Commissioned Work: Sensing the Coriolis. Christopher Deane Music. Published, 03/01/2014.
  • Anders Koppel (2014). Commissioned Work: Mechanical Ballet . Edition Wilhelm Hansen. Published, 02/01/2014.
  • Percussion Arrangements for Utah Marching Band and Drumline: Pregame Fanfare, God Bless America, Utah Man, U of Utah, U Pep, U Expansion, Ute Beat, Cloning, Diddle Grid, Donuts, Flams, Fred, Para-Dise, Stick Control, TA, Tron, Muse, Dubstep, Superman, Spiderman, All of the Lights, Get Lucky, Light 'Em Up, Radioactive, Clarity. Published, 08/01/2013.
  • Milller, Robert Ward. “Darius Milhaud's La creation du monde: The conductor's guide to performance”. (D.M.A. University of Iowa, 2011: AAT 3494181). Contributing author in creation of modern percussion edition. Published, 12/12/2012.
  • Percussion Arrangements for the 2012 Utah Marching Band: Amar, Aquarius, BYU Halftime, Carmen, El Conga Valiente, Got To Get You Into My Life, Groove Thing, Pregame Fanfare, God Bless America, Utah Man, U of Utah, U Pep, U Expansion, Ute Beat, Drum n Feather, Professor Johnson, Snoopy, Willy's, Americano, Bully, Moves Like Jagger, Runaway Baby, Talkin' out the Side, Cloning, Double Beat, Paradiddles for Days, Singles, Stick Control, TA, Ute Roll. Published, 08/01/2012.
  • Quoted. Working Towards Excellence by Paul Buyer. Published, 07/01/2012.
  • A Performance Guide to Áskell Másson’s Marimba Concerto” (D.M.A. diss. University of Arizona, 2010). Published, 12/01/2010.
  • With All of Our Might, Season Highlights from 2007-2009. Clemson University Marching Band Percussion Arranger / Director, various tracks. Published, 09/01/2010.
  • Gary Cook (2007). Contributing author to accompanying DVD set: Teaching Percussion, 3rd edition. Wadsworth. Published, 11/01/2007.
  • “Collegiate Percussion Clubs” Percussive Notes Vol. 44, No. 3. Published, 06/01/2006.
  • “Alive Project” When Steel Talks; panonthenet.com April, 2005. Published, 04/01/2005.