J. Michael SAMMONS, Dr. portrait
  • Assistant Professor, School Of Music

Current Courses

Fall 2020

  • MUSC 1914-001
    Lsns I Non Maj Perc
  • MUSC 1914-005
    Lsns I Non Maj Perc
  • MUSC 1944-001
    Lsns I Maj 1 Perc
  • MUSC 1944-005
    Lsns I Maj 1 Perc
  • MUSC 1994-001
    Lsns I Maj 3 Perc
  • MUSC 1994-005
    Lsns I Maj 3 Perc
  • MUSC 2914-001
    Lsns II Non Maj Perc
  • MUSC 2914-005
    Lsns II Non Maj Perc
  • MUSC 2944-001
    Lsns II Maj 1 Perc
  • MUSC 2944-005
    Lsns II Maj 1 Perc
  • MUSC 2994-001
    Lsns II Maj 3 Perc
  • MUSC 2994-005
    Lsns II Maj 3 Perc
  • MUSC 3914-001
    Lsns III Non Maj Perc
  • MUSC 3914-005
    Lsns III Non Maj Perc
  • MUSC 3944-001
    Lsns III Maj 1 Perc
  • MUSC 3944-005
    Lsns III Maj 1 Perc
  • MUSC 3994-001
    Lsns III Maj 3 Perc
  • MUSC 3994-005
    Lsns III Maj 3 Perc
  • MUSC 4485-001
    Percussion Ensemble
  • MUSC 4914-001
    Lsns IV Non Maj Perc
  • MUSC 4914-005
    Lsns IV Non Maj Perc
  • MUSC 4944-001
    Lsns IV Maj 1 Perc
  • MUSC 4944-005
    Lsns IV Maj 1 Perc
  • MUSC 4994-001
    Lsns IV Maj 3 Perc
  • MUSC 4994-005
    Lsns IV Maj 3 Perc
  • MUSC 6180-034
    Adv Lessons Major 1
  • MUSC 6180-051
    Adv Lessons Major 1
  • MUSC 6181-051
    Secondary Lessons Maj I
  • MUSC 6190-041
    Adv Lessons Major 3
  • MUSC 6190-043
    Adv Lessons Major 3
  • MUSC 6191-051
    Secondary Lesson Maj
  • MUSC 6485-001
    Percussion Ens Masters
  • MUSC 6833-001
    Percussion Pedagogy
  • MUSC 7190-051
    Doctoral Private Lesson
  • MUSC 7191-051
    Doc Secondary Lessons

Spring 2020

Professional Organizations

  • Percussive Arts Society, University Pedagogy Committee. 07/01/2018 - present. Position : Member.
  • Percussive Arts Society. 01/01/2018 - 12/31/2019. Position : Member.
  • Utah Music Educators. 01/01/2018 - 12/31/2019. Position : Member.
  • Utah Percussive Arts Society. 07/01/2017 - present. Position : Board Member.
  • Percussive Arts Society. 01/01/2017 - 12/31/2017. Position : Member.
  • Percussive Arts Society . 11/12/2016 - 05/01/2017. Position : Office, Executive Committee.
  • Percussive Arts Society, University Pedagogy Committee . 12/01/2015 - 07/01/2016. Position : Chair .
  • Utah Percussive Arts Society . 12/15/2013 - 07/01/2016. Position : President.
  • Percussive Arts Society, Education Committee. 07/01/2012 - 01/01/2016. Position : Member.
  • Percussive Arts Society. 01/01/2012 - 12/31/2012. Position : Member.
  • Utah Percussive Arts Society . 01/01/2012 - 12/31/2012. Position : Member.

Teaching Philosophy

My goal as an educator is to help create successful people who are life-long musicians, perpetuators of the arts and skilled teachers regardless of their eventual career pursuits. I strive to present and instill students to study music for its intrinsic qualities as a vehicle for personal discovery and realization of human potential in life. I endeavor to put students in the best possible situation to succeed providing an ever-growing list of resources to reach their potential. I strongly believe in creating an environment of understanding and open communication with students as well as a clear view of expectations and goals as future professionals in the music field.   

My objectives as a studio teacher are not to cultivate successful percussionists, but to foster successful musicians who happen to play percussion. I believe in a well-balanced education and experience for percussion students including western and non-western musics. However, students’ specific interest should be encouraged and allowed to blossom within this overall philosophy. Classical percussion training should include orchestral studies, chamber repertoire, and solo work in the areas of timpani, keyboard percussion, snare drum and multi-percussion. Drumset instruction is essential to a percussionist’s training, as many job opportunities will require a certain level of proficiency in a variety of styles. The study of non-Western percussion is vital for students to achieve success in an ever-evolving music profession. Participation in large ensemble’s such as orchestra, wind ensemble, percussion ensemble, marching band and world music ensembles also play an important role in the development of percussionists both in its development of inherent skills involved with the activity as well the experience of working within extremely unique, team-oriented concepts: valuable life skills.

In my classroom and applied teaching, I make use of modern technologies as well as teaching tools. Use of midi, integration of audio and video recording tools and  “smart classrooms” aid in providing a diverse and integrated learning environment. I strive to provide quality resources (both classically accepted and cutting edge) for achieving success in an ever-evolving music profession. Being an active member and participant in the Percussive Arts Society is one way in which I remain connected to performers, educators and researchers from around the world. This allows me to stay current with up to date teaching and performance tools, resources and musical trends within the profession.

Over the past years, I have immersed myself in the teaching pedagogies and philosophies of renowned authors such as Timothy Gallwey, Michael Colgrass and Dr. Frank Wilson to further understand human psychology and behavior. My own research into “cloning” as an evolution to enhanced performance practice in percussion has proven successful in my own teaching as well as colleagues through subsequent presentation. Through further presentation of articles and clinics, this research and practical application of cloning has far-reaching possibilities to percussion education.

I perceive the role of an educator to be the facilitation of students learning and growth through experiential teaching tools as well as creative processes. Learning occurs when there is an increased awareness of what is. A teacher’s role is to guide students’ awareness in ways as to bring about a heightened perception and if necessary, modification of performance. In helping to facilitate this process, I make every effort to utilize what Michael Colgrass refers to as “triple channel learning” consisting of visual, auditory, and kinesthetic, or VAK, learning styles. Visual learning might include picturing what a given piece of music actually looks like in ones’ mind as a way to assist in memorization, actually seeing the music as it looks on the page. It can also be used as an aid against performance anxiety, picturing oneself actually walking out on stage for a performance, bowing and performing (and hearing the applause). Kinesthetically, in teaching rebound and relaxation as an imperative entity of the basic percussive stroke, I will often ask students to feel the vibration of the stick within their hand when these elements are properly implemented. Auditory can refer to the “mental aural picture”, the idea that if you have the sound that you are after in your mind and you have the facility to execute this sound, then your body will automatically respond (technique), producing what it is that you are imagining. It is the music that is driving force within the performer.  This is of course, is the highest level of operation for musicians and one that I continually strive for in my own playing as well as in the performance of my students. 

Excellent teachers have a passion for what they do both as musicians and educators. Teaching is not just a profession; it is a way of life. I have been very fortunate to have wonderful teachers throughout my life and career. It is my desire to assist others in striving for their potential, as I myself have been inspired to work towards mine.  

Courses I Teach

  • MUSC 4430-011 - World Percussion Group
    The World Percussion Group focuses its repertoire on traditional music and dance from other cultures, particularly the various cultural groups that make up the West African country of Ghana. Participation is open to all interested students regardless of experience. While the focus of the ensemble is musical, cultural contexts relevant to the music studied are inherently stressed, giving the students and the audience a deeper understanding of the music’s meaning and a greater personal enjoyment of the music played. The ensemble is taught entirely through oral tradition and is based on studies at the Dagara Music Center outside of Accra, Ghana with Bernard Woma (master drummer and xylophonist with the National Theatre of Ghana).
  • MUSC 4485 - Percussion Ensemble   (http://music.utah.edu/areas/percussion/index.php)
    Co-Direct this Ensemble with Professor Doug Wolf The Percussion Ensemble provides the student with the opportunity to perform and become familiar with the ever-growing volume of percussion ensemble literature. The ensemble will present public performances and clinic sessions of literature from the early works in this genre to the most current compositions.
  • MUSC 4485 - Percussion Chamber Ensemble   (http://music.utah.edu/areas/percussion/index.php)
    Select Chamber Percussion Quartet within the larger Percussion Ensemble. This group focuses its repertoire on non-conducted works for percussion covering historically significant compositions to current compositional trends in music / percussion literature. This ensemble is responsible for commissioning several works for percussion. This ensemble does extensive touring.
  • MUSC 450 - Marching Band
    Director and Arranger for the Utah Marching Band - Drumline

Teaching Projects

  • World Percussion Group - Founded Spring 2013. Project Lead: Mike Sammons. 01/07/2013 - 04/02/2013.
  • HYPE (Honors Youth Percussion Ensemble). Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 12/15/2012 - 04/04/2017.
  • University of Utah Honors Band . Project Lead: Scott Hagen. Collaborators: Michael Sammons, Brian Sproul. 02/01/2014 - 02/01/2014.
  • 2013 U Experience / University of Utah Marching Band. Project Lead: Michael Sammons. Collaborators: Dr. Brian Sproul. 11/09/2013 - 11/09/2013.
  • Percussion Symposium "From the Podium. Project Lead: Mike Sammons. Collaborators: Doug Wolf, Dr. Brian Sproul, Dr. Robert Baldwin, Scott Hagen. 02/26/2013 - 02/26/2013.
  • U Percussion Ensemble Concert. Project Lead: Michael Sammons. Collaborators: Doug Wolf. 11/11/2013 - 11/11/2013.
  • U Percussion Ensemble Concert. Project Lead: Michael Sammons. Collaborators: Doug Wolf. 04/02/2013 - 04/02/2013.
  • University of Utah Drumline Clinic. Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 05/11/2013 - 05/11/2013.
  • University of Utah Drumline Clinic. Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 05/10/2013 - 05/10/2013.
  • University of Utah Drumline Clinic. Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 05/04/2013 - 05/04/2013.
  • University of Utah Drumline Clinic . Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 04/20/2013 - 04/20/2013.
  • 2012 U Experience / University of Utah Marching Band. Project Lead: Dr. Brian Sproul. Collaborators: Mike Sammons. 11/17/2012 - 11/17/2012.
  • Percussion Studio Technology Improvement . Project Lead: Mike Sammons. Utah School of Music 01/07/2013 - 01/07/2013. Total Budget: $850.00.
  • Host Fall Marching Percussion Clinic with Michael McIntosh. Project Lead: Mike Sammons. Collaborators: Doug Wolf, Dr. Brian Sproul. Utah Marching Band 10/26/2012 - 10/27/2012.
  • Percussion Ensemble Performance @ Percussive Arts Society International Convention. Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 11/15/2019 - 11/15/2019.
  • Percussion Ensemble Concert. Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 11/12/2019 - 11/12/2019.
  • August Utah Marching Band Camp. Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 08/05/2019 - 08/17/2019.
  • Utah Drumline Performance: Director and Arranger. Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 08/01/2019 - 12/31/2019.
  • Summer Sectionals Utah Drumline . Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 05/20/2019 - 07/31/2019.
  • MAY Utah Drumline Audition Camps. Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 05/04/2019 - 05/11/2019.
  • Percussion Ensemble Concert. Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 04/09/2019 - 04/09/2019.
  • Percussion Ensemble Performance at Northwest Percussion Festival . Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 04/06/2019 - 04/06/2019.
  • Percussion Ensemble Concert Tour . Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 04/03/2019 - 04/06/2019.
  • Sectionals with University of Utah Large Ensembles: Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band and Campus Symphony . Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 01/01/2019 - 12/31/2019.
  • Facilitate Weekly Percussion Masterclass ​. Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 01/01/2019 - 12/31/2019.
  • Host Guest Artists. Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 01/01/2019 - 12/31/2019.
  • Maintenance of Percussion Equipment Inventory. Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 01/01/2019 - 12/31/2019.
  • Utah Drumline Performance . Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 12/31/2018 - 12/31/2018.
  • Host Guest Artist: Shane Shanahann. Project Lead: Robert Baldwin. 12/05/2018 - 12/05/2018.
  • Utah Drumline Performance . Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 11/24/2018 - 11/24/2018.
  • Utah Drumline Performance . Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 11/15/2018 - 11/15/2018.
  • Percussion Ensemble Concert. Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 11/13/2018 - 11/13/2018.
  • Utah All-State Percussion Clinic . Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 11/10/2018 - 11/10/2018.
  • Utah Drumline Performance . Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 11/10/2018 - 11/10/2018.
  • Utah Drumline Performance . Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 10/27/2018 - 10/27/2018.
  • Utah Drumline Performance . Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 10/23/2018 - 10/23/2018.
  • Utah Drumline Performance . Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 10/20/2018 - 10/20/2018.
  • Utah Drumline Performance . Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 10/12/2018 - 10/12/2018.
  • Utah Drumline Performance . Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 10/06/2018 - 10/06/2018.
  • Utah Drumline Performance . Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 10/02/2018 - 10/02/2018.
  • Recording Project - Vic Firth Spotlight / Utah Drumline. Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 10/01/2018 - 10/05/2018.
  • Utah Drumline Performance . Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 09/15/2018 - 09/15/2018.
  • Utah Drumline Performance . Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 08/30/2018 - 08/30/2018.
  • Utah Marching Band Camp. Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 08/06/2018 - 08/18/2018.
  • Utah Drumline Camp . Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 08/01/2018 - 08/04/2018.
  • Utah Drumline Audition Clinic / Camp. Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 05/11/2018 - 05/12/2018.
  • Utah Drumline Audition Clinic / Camp. Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 05/05/2018 - 05/05/2018.
  • Percussion Ensemble Concert. Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 04/10/2018 - 04/10/2018.
  • Percussion Ensemble Performance @ Utah Percussive Arts Society Day of Percussion . Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 03/17/2018 - 03/17/2018.
  • Utah Percussive Arts Society "Tune-Up" Clinic. Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 03/10/2018 - 03/10/2018.
  • Clinics: University of Utah Percussion Invitational. Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 03/05/2018 - 03/05/2018.
  • University of Utah Honor Band: Percussion Clinic. Project Lead: Scott Hagen. 01/27/2018 - 01/27/2018.
  • Host Guest Artist: Bret Kuhn. Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 01/22/2018 - 01/23/2018.
  • HYPE (Honors Youth Percussion Ensemble), Director (Oversee GTA conductor). Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 01/06/2018 - 04/10/2018.
  • Sectionals with University of Utah Large Ensembles: Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band and Campus Symphony ​. Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 01/01/2018 - 12/31/2018.
  • Facilitate Weekly Percussion Masterclass ​. Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 01/01/2018 - 12/31/2018.
  • Director and Arranger for the Utah Drumline. Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 01/01/2018 - 12/31/2018.
  • Utah Drumline Performance . Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 11/25/2017 - 11/25/2017.
  • Utah Drumline Performance . Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 11/16/2017 - 11/16/2017.
  • Drumline Clinic: U Experience / Utah Marching Band . Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 11/11/2017 - 11/11/2017.
  • Utah Drumline Performance . Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 11/11/2017 - 11/11/2017.
  • Percussion Clinic: U Experience / University of Utah School of Music. Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 11/10/2017 - 11/10/2017.
  • Percussion Ensemble Concert. Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 11/07/2017 - 11/07/2017.
  • Utah Drumline Performance . Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 11/03/2017 - 11/03/2017.
  • Host Guest Artist: Michael McIntosh. Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 10/26/2017 - 10/27/2017.
  • Utah Drumline Performance . Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 10/21/2017 - 10/21/2017.
  • Utah Drumline Performance . Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 10/14/2017 - 10/14/2017.
  • Utah Drumline Performance . Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 10/07/2017 - 10/07/2017.
  • Utah Drumline Performance . Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 10/03/2017 - 10/03/2017.
  • Host Guest Artist: Bret Kuhn. Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 09/20/2017 - 09/22/2017.
  • Utah Drumline Performance . Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 09/16/2017 - 09/16/2017.
  • Utah Drumline Performance . Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 09/09/2017 - 09/09/2017.
  • Utah Drumline Performance . Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 08/31/2017 - 08/31/2017.
  • Utah Marching Band Camp. Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 08/07/2017 - 08/19/2017.
  • Host Guest Artist: Bret Kuhn. Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 08/05/2017 - 08/05/2017.
  • Utah Drumline Camp . Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 08/02/2017 - 08/05/2017.
  • Utah Drumline Audition Clinic / Camp. Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 05/12/2017 - 05/13/2017.
  • Utah Drumline Audition Clinic / Camp. Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 05/06/2017 - 06/03/2017.
  • Host Guest Artist: Scott Farkas. Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 04/24/2017 - 04/24/2017.
  • Percussion Ensemble Concert. Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 04/11/2017 - 04/11/2017.
  • Host Guest Artist: Samba Fogo. Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 04/05/2017 - 04/11/2017.
  • Clinics: University of Utah Percussion Invitational. Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 03/06/2017 - 03/06/2017.
  • Host Guest Artist: SO PERCUSSION . Project Lead: Kingsbury Virtuoso Series. 01/30/2017 - 02/03/2017.
  • University of Utah Honor Band: Percussion Clinic. Project Lead: Scott Hagen. 01/28/2017 - 01/28/2017.
  • HYPE (Honors Youth Percussion Ensemble), Director (Oversee GTA conductor). Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 01/07/2017 - 04/11/2017.
  • Sectionals with University of Utah Large Ensembles: Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band and Campus Symphony ​. Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 01/01/2017 - 12/31/2017.
  • Facilitate Weekly Percussion Masterclass ​. Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 01/01/2017 - 12/31/2017.
  • Director and Arranger for the Utah Drumline. Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 01/01/2017 - 12/31/2017.
  • U Experience / Utah Marching Band . Project Lead: Michael Sammons. Collaborators: Brian Sproul. 11/19/2016 - 11/19/2016.
  • U Experience / University of Utah School of Music. Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 11/18/2016 - 11/18/2016.
  • U Percussion Ensemble Concert. Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 11/08/2016 - 11/08/2016.
  • University of Utah Drumline Clinic . Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 10/20/2016 - 10/20/2016.
  • Host Guest Artist: Bret Kuhn. Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 09/21/2016 - 09/23/2016.
  • Host Guest Artist: Bret Kuhn. Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 09/07/2016 - 09/09/2016.
  • Utah Marching Band Camp. Project Lead: Michael Sammons. Collaborators: Brian Sproul. 08/08/2016 - 08/20/2016.
  • Utah Marching Drumline Camp. Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 08/03/2016 - 08/06/2016.
  • Utah Drumline Clinic . Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 05/13/2016 - 05/14/2016.
  • Utah Drumline Clinic . Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 05/06/2016 - 05/06/2016.
  • Host Guest Artist: Dr. Michael Vercelli. Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 04/12/2016 - 04/13/2016.
  • U Percussion Ensemble Concert. Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 04/05/2016 - 04/05/2016.
  • Recording Project - Vic Firth Spotlight / U Percussion Ensemble . Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 03/28/2016 - 03/29/2016.
  • Host Guest Artist: Col Legno Duo . Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 03/09/2016 - 03/09/2016.
  • University of Utah Percussion Invitational. Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 03/07/2016 - 03/07/2016.
  • University of Utah Honor Band . Project Lead: Michael Sammons. Collaborators: Scott Hagen. 01/30/2016 - 01/30/2016.
  • U Percussion Studio Recording Project . Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 12/02/2015 - 12/17/2015.
  • University of Utah Percussion Project. Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 12/01/2015 - 05/06/2016.
  • U Experience / University of Utah Marching Band. Project Lead: Brian Sproul. 11/21/2015 - 11/21/2015.
  • U Percussion Ensemble Concert. Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 11/09/2015 - 11/09/2015.
  • Facilitate Weekly Percussion Seminar Class. Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 08/26/2015 - 12/09/2015.
  • Utah Marching Band Camp. Project Lead: Brian Sproul. 08/10/2015 - 08/22/2015.
  • Utah Marching Drumline Camp. Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 08/05/2015 - 08/08/2015.
  • U Drumline Clinic. Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 05/08/2015 - 05/09/2015.
  • U Drumline Clinic. Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 05/02/2015 - 05/02/2015.
  • U Percussion Ensemble Concert. Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 04/07/2015 - 04/07/2015.
  • Host Guest Artist, Bret Kuhn. Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 03/19/2015 - 02/19/2015.
  • University of Utah Percussion Invitational. Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 03/09/2015 - 03/09/2015.
  • Concert with Guest Artist David Maslanka / Percussion Ensemble . Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 02/26/2015 - 02/26/2015.
  • Recording Session with Percussion Ensemble . Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 02/25/2015 - 02/25/2015.
  • Host Guest Artist, David Maslanka. Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 02/23/2015 - 02/23/2015.
  • Host Guest Artist, Dr. Michael Vercelli. Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 02/20/2015 - 02/20/2015.
  • Host Guest Artist, Jason Nicholson. Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 02/11/2015 - 02/11/2015.
  • Percussion Studio Equipment Development. Project Lead: Michael Sammons. Collaborators: Brian Sproul. 12/06/2014 - 12/06/2014.
  • Host Guest Artist, Keith Carrick. Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 11/24/2014 - 11/24/2014.
  • U Drumline Clinic Tour - Nevada and California. Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 11/11/2014 - 11/13/2014.
  • U Percussion Ensemble Concert. Project Lead: Michael Sammons. Collaborators: Doug Wolf. 11/10/2014 - 11/10/2014.
  • U Experience / University of Utah Marching Band. Project Lead: Brian Sproul. 11/08/2014 - 11/08/2014.
  • Percussion Studio Equipment Development. Project Lead: Michael Sammons. Collaborators: Brian Sproul. 10/01/2014 - 10/01/2014.
  • Utah Marching Band Camp . Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 08/11/2014 - 08/22/2014.
  • Marching Drumline Camp . Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 08/06/2014 - 08/09/2014.
  • U Drumline Clinic. Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 05/09/2014 - 05/10/2014.
  • U Drumline Clinic. Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 05/03/2014 - 05/03/2014.
  • Commissioning Project: Christopher Deane "Quartet No.2". Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 04/01/2014 - 12/10/2014.
  • Commissioning Project: Anders Koppel "Ballet Mechanique". Project Lead: Michael Sammons. Percussion Account 04/01/2014 - 08/15/2014.
  • Commissioning Project: Dwayne Rice "Quartet No. 1". Project Lead: Michael Sammons. 04/01/2014 - 08/15/2014.
  • U Percussion Ensemble Concert. Project Lead: Michael Sammons. Collaborators: Doug Wolf. 04/01/2014 - 04/01/2014.
  • U Percussion Ensemble Concert with Guest Artist David Gillingham. Project Lead: Doug Wolf. Collaborators: Michael Sammons. 03/04/2014 - 03/04/2014.
  • Host Guest Artist, Steven Schick. Project Lead: Michael Sammons. Collaborators: Doug Wolf. 09/26/2013 - 09/26/2013.
  • Host Guest Artist, Gary Cook . Project Lead: Michael Sammons. Collaborators: Doug Wolf. 04/08/2013 - 04/12/2013.
  • Host Guest Artist David Gillingham. Project Lead: Doug Wolf. Collaborators: Michael Sammons. 03/03/2013 - 03/03/2014.

Student Projects

  • Percussive Arts Group / ASUU, Faculty Advisor. Andy Baldwin, Wachira Stone, Chris Bradford, Ashton Allen, Chris Ogle, Cris Stiles, Nick Jackson, Dallin Wilson, Paige Acocks, Chris Gwilliam, Cameron Barclay, Troy Irish, Brandon Williams, Carson Hunt, Parker Lillywhite. 09/01/2012 - present
  • Graduate Percussion Quartet Tour - Las Vegas. Paul Cassens, Stephen Hughes, Jeremy Megginson, Amanda Morrill. 04/21/2014 - 04/26/2014
  • Gradate Percussion Ensemble, Performance at Utah Percussive Arts Society "Day of Percussion". Paul Cassens, Stephen Hughes, Jeremy Megginson, Amanda Morrill, Nick Jackson, Taylor Keown. 03/22/2014 - 03/22/2014
  • Stephen Hughes, Graduate Percussion Recital. Stephen Hughes. 04/21/2014 - 04/21/2014
  • Jeremy Megginson, Graduate Percussion Recital. Jeremy Megginson. 04/19/2014 - 04/19/2014
  • Amanda Morrill, Graduate Percussion Recital. Amanda Morrill. 12/11/2014 - 12/11/2014
  • Taylor Keown, Performance at Utah Percussive Arts Society "Day of Percussion". Taylor Keown. 03/22/2014 - 03/22/2014
  • Michael Pollard, Performance at Utah Percussive Arts Society "Day of Percussion". Michael Pollard. 03/22/2014 - 03/22/2014
  • Gerritt Seymour Performance at Utah Percussive Arts Society "Day of Percussion". Gerritt Seymour. 03/22/2014 - 03/22/2014
  • Nick Jackson, Performance at Utah Percussive Arts Society "Day of Percussion". Nick Jackson. 03/22/2014 - 03/22/2014
  • Mitchell Barnard, Performance at Utah Percussive Arts Society "Day of Percussion". Mitchell Barnard. 03/22/2014 - 03/22/2014
  • Graduate Percussion Ensemble Concert. Paul Cassens, Stephen Hughes, Jeremy Megginson Amanda Morill. 11/11/2013 - 11/11/2013
  • Percussion Quartet Tour. Jared Cragun, Rudi Massman, Clay Barnum, Andrew Barry. 05/07/2013 - 05/07/2013
  • Andrew Barry, Graduate Percussion Recital. Andrew Barry. 04/28/2013 - 04/28/2013
  • Percussion Quartet Tour. Andrew Barry, Rudi Massman, Clay Barnum, Jared Cragun. 04/25/2013 - 04/27/2013
  • Percussive Arts Group - Host Guest Artist, Gary Cook. Clay Barnum, Trent Garner, Nick Jackson, Andrew Barry, Jake Van Weezep, Rudi Massman, Dallin Wilson, Jared Cragun. 04/07/2013 - 04/11/2013
  • Percussion Quartet Tour. Andrew Barry, Jared Cragun, Clay Barnum, Rudi Massman. 02/12/2013 - 02/12/2013

Former Students

  • Amanda Morrill, Master of Music (M.Mus.), Project Type: Project. Role: Member.
  • Jeremy Megginson, Master of Music (M.Mus.), Project Type: Project.
  • Stephen Hughes, Master of Music (M.Mus.), Project Type: Project. Role: Member.
  • Andrew Barry, Master of Music (M.Mus.), Project Type: Project. Role: Member.