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 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
  • 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 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.

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 / 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.

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,.

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 in 2006.
  • Trinidad and Tobago
    Study Abroad / Research in Trinidad and Tobago Panorama: Invaders Steel Band .

Publications

  • Live Web-stream concert with SO PERCUSSION Group: https://sopercussion.com/. Published, 02/03/2017.
  • Percussion Arrangements for the 2016 Utah Marching Band. Includes: Clone Wars, Clones, Donuts, Fred, Get me to the 20, Parradiddles for days, Stick Control, Stop Pecking, Tap/ Accent, Ute Bucks, 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, Grand Ole Flag, Man of Steel, Shout, William Tell, Utah Cheers, American Nightmare, Blame it on the Boogie, Cant' Stop the Feeling, Cake, Light em Up, Lucky Strike No, Workin Day and Night, Chunk, Metallica, Sandstorm, Joe, Spocky Song, Halftme Show 1 / Part 1, Halftime Show 1 / Part 2, Halftime Show 2 / Part 1, Halftime Show 2 / Part 2. Released, 12/30/2016.
  • 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.
  • Vic Firth Showcase Performance with Percussion Ensemble: Ionisation by Adgard Varese. In progress, 03/28/2016.
  • Recording Project: EOS, Augusta Read Thomas Commissioned by Utah Symphony Orchestra, Thiery Fischer, conductor. 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.
  • "Utah Percussive Arts Society" Artile in Percusive Arts Journal Rhythm Scene www.pas.org. Published, 02/01/2016.
  • University of Utah Percussion Area Video. Released, 01/04/2016.
  • HYPE (Honors Youth Percussion Ensemble) Video. Released, 12/17/2015.
  • Article: Cloning in Application to Rudimental Drumming. In progress, 12/11/2015.
  • Educators’ Companion, Percussive Arts Society Journal, vol.3. Published, 12/01/2015.
  • Article / Interview with Icelandic Composer, Askell Masson. In progress, 11/10/2015.
  • University of Utah Percussion Ensemble Concert Video. Released, 11/09/2015.
  • Educators’ Companion, Percussive Arts Society Journal, vol.2. Published, 09/01/2015.
  • University of Utah Drumline Video. Released, 08/01/2015.
  • Yamaha Sounds of Summer Reference Book Contributing Author. Published, 07/01/2015.
  • University of Utah Percussion Ensemble Concert Video. Released, 04/07/2015.
  • 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.
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  • Utah Percussive Arts Society Educators Journal, Fall 2014 Edition. Published, 09/15/2014.
  • Percussion Arrangement of College Fight Songs: USC, Oregon, Stanford, University of Kentucky, Penn State, University of Arkansas. ESPN Networks / LA EAST Studio Recording Project. Released, 09/01/2014.
  • ESPN Networks / LA EAST Studio Recording Project - College Fight Songs. TV Prodcast. Released, 09/01/2014.
  • Article: "Percussion Technology: Things I would have loved to have when I was a 16-year old Percussionist". Utah Percussive Arts Society Educators Journal, Fall 2014 Edition. Published, 09/01/2014.
  • Utah Percussive Arts Society Educators Journal Spring 2014 Edition. Published, 05/01/2014.
  • Marimba Concerto by Askell Masson, Piano reduction by Michael Sammons. In press, 12/01/2013.
  • 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.
  • Pan Overboard- Clemson Univeristy Steel Band Co-Director, various tracks. Released, 07/01/2011.
  • 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.
  • Teaching Percussion, 3rd edition by Gary Cook Contriuting author to accompanying DVD set. Released, 11/01/2007.
  • “Collegiate Percussion Clubs” Percussive Notes Vol. 44, No. 3. Published, 06/01/2006.
  • Panstraction University of Arizona Steel Band (UA STEEL) UASB04 Director, Producer, and Editor Arranger: Rub the Buddha Invention No. 1. Released, 04/01/2006.
  • “Alive Project” When Steel Talks; panonthenet.com April, 2005. Published, 04/01/2005.
  • Francaise et Americaine, MCD-3837 University of Florida Wind Ensemble/Section Percussionist. Released, 07/01/2002.
  • Mountain Music, MCD-4361 University of Florida Wind Ensemble/Section Percussionist. Released, 06/01/2002.
  • Millennium Concert Live, MCD-3490 University of Florida Wind Ensemble/Section Percussionist. Released, 06/01/2001.
  • Symphonies, Circuses and Songs, MCD-3181 University of Florida Wind Ensemble/Section Percussionist. Released, 04/01/1999.