James Michael SAMMONS, Dr.

Curriculum Vitae Biosketch

James Michael SAMMONS, Dr. portrait
  • Assistant Professor (Lecturer), School Of Music
  • Percussion Area Coordinator, School Of Music
  • Assistant Director of Athletic Bands, School Of Music

Research

Research Summary

Scientifically, "cloning" is a phenomenon dealing with motor control learning that involves brain symmetry and proposed anatomical connections through corpus callosum, referred to as 'cross-education' by physiologists. Its application to percussion comes about in response to the development of the non-dominant hand, shown to be due to neural, rather than muscular adaptations. Performance technique is improved through cloning both hands.

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.

            Cloning and its application to percussion performance is a topic that I have been working with for the past several years. Much success has been recorded with my own students in the implementation of this research both in one-on-one sessions and in various ensemble settings. Having successfully implemented this technique into my own teaching and performance situations, I have recently given numerous presentations, clinics and master-classes across the country on this topic including at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention entitled “Cloning, Decoding a Developing Technique.” Former students are also utilizing these techniques with much success in their own teaching and performance situations.

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. Specifically, cloning as a means for the enhancement of the non-dominant hand and increased dexterity and achievement in overall performance. 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.

            Additional research includes performance practice in percussion related topics as new literature becomes available.

2016: Additional Research

The music of Edgar Varese (Ionisation for percussion ensemble) and Raymond Heble (Diabolic Variations) for percussion ensemble. This research included a full theoretic, conducting and performance analysis of the work. This research resulted in several performances of this work as well as recording session for Vic Firth Showcase spotlight to be published on www.vicfirth.com

 

Study of Brazilian music in particular that of traditional drumming style, Maracatu. Study was undertaken with various artists in the field including Julie Hill (University of Tennessee Martin), Julie Davila (Middle Tennessee University), Amy Smith (Caixa Trio), Lorin Hansen and Mason Hansen (Traditional Brazilian Performance Group and non-profit organization – Samba Fogo). Research resulted in various performances with Samba Fogo and also a collaboration concert with the University of Utah Percussion Ensemble.

·      Vic Firth Showcase Performance

·      Guest Solo Appearance with U of Utah Orchestra

·      Appearance with Utah Symphony at Carnegie Hall, NYC

·      Yamaha Clinician – Sounds of Summer

·      Yamaha Clinician – Bands of America, Music For All Festival

·      Tour Appearances – Utah State University, Percussive Arts Society “Days of Percussion”

·      Utah Chamber Artist –  5 appearances

·      Utah Symphony –  33 Appearances

·      Ballet West – 24 Appearances

·      NOVA Chamber Series – Guest Soloist (Michael Globaker “Timber”

·      Pioneer Theatre – 35 appearances

·      Clinic Tours (UT, KY, TN, TX, NV, CA, AK, FL, AZ)

·      Utah Percussive Arts Society Fall Day of Percussion Clinician

·      Conducting appearances (8)

·      Adjudication appearances (5)

2015: Additional Research

The music of David Maslanka (Crown of Thorns for percussion ensemble). This research included a full theoretic, conducting and performance analysis of the work. This research resulted in several performances of this work and collaboration with the composer by the University of Utah Percussion Ensemble.

 

Premiered three works for percussion by composers:

·      Anders Koppel – Ballet Mechanique

·      Christopher Deane – Quartet No. 2

·      Dwayne Rice  - Suite No. 2

2015: Additional Research

·      Guest Soloist – Chamber Artists (Barlow Bradford)

·      Artist in Residency – University of Arizona

·      Utah Symphony –  36 Appearances

·      Ballet West – 12 Appearances

·      NOVA Chamber Series – Guest Soloist (Michael Globaker “Timber”

·      Logan Chamber Arts Series – Guest Soloist (John Luther Adams “Drums of Winter)

·      Clinic Tours (UT, NV, CA, AK, FL, AZ)

·      Utah Percussive Arts Society Fall Day of Percussion Clinician

·      Conducting appearances (6)

·      Adjudication appearances (7)

·      Utah Chamber Artists, Ballet West, Pioneer Theatre

·      Yamaha Clinician – Sounds of Summer

·      USO, Ballet West, Pioneer Theatre

2014: Additional Research

The music of John Cage, Third Construction (percussion quartet) and Amores (percussion trio). This research included analysis of the works themselves from a compositional standpoint leading to a more musically authentic interpretation as well as authentic instrument use within these works as much of the compositions’ makeup is indeterminate by the composer. This research resulted in several performances of these works at the University of Utah as well as with the Utah Symphony Orchestra. 

Research Keywords

  • Percussion, Performance Practice, Percussion Pedagogy and Literature, Ghana, Trinidad and Tobago, Brazil, Interest Level: 5
  • Percussion, Performance Practice, Percussion Pedagogy and Literature, Interest Level: 5

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 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.
  • Utah Symphony Orchestra Performance, completed 12/16/2016.
  • Pioneer Theatre 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.
  • Guest Artist, Colorado Mesa University Performance, completed 07/19/2016.
  • Colorado Mesa University. Solo Appearance 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.

Research Equipment and Testing Expertise

  • Audio Recording Equipment including editing and producing software for OSX . Contact: Mike Sammons , 801.587.5682 .

Copyrights

  • Percussion Arrangements. 06/01/2016. 2016 Percussion Arrangements. Includes: Clone Wars, Clones, Donuts, Fred, Get me to the 20, Parradiddles for days, Stop Pecking, Tap/ Accent, Ute Bucks, Go Utes, Snoopy, Taiko, Drum N Feather, American Nightmare, Blame it on the Boogie, Cant' Stop the Feeling, Cake, Light em Up, Lucky Strike No, Workin Day and Night, Halftme Show 1 / Part 1, Halftime Show 1 / Part 2, Halftime Show 2 / Part 1, Halftime Show 2 / Part 2.
  • Percussion Arrangements for the 2013 Utah Marching Band. Michael Sammons, 08/01/2013. Arrangements include: Cloning, Diddle Grid, Donuts, Fred, Stick Control, TA, God Bless America, U Expansion Cadence, U of Utah, U Pep, Utah Man, Utah Fanfare, Tron, Muse, Dub-Step, Superman, Spiderman, All of the Lights, Get Lucky, Light Em Up, Radioactive.
  • Percussion Arrangements for the 2012 Utah Marching Band. Mike Sammons, 08/01/2012. Arrangements include: Amar, Americano, Aquarius, Bully, Carmen, El Conga Valiente, Drum n Feather, God Bless America, Got to Get You Into My Life, Groove Thing, Jagger, Pre-game Fanfare, Run Away Baby, Singles, TA, Ute Beat,.