The Murray State University Racer Band percussion section will hold a clinic with Michael McIntosh on Friday, September 23, at 8:00 pm behind Roy Stewart Stadium. The clinic is free and open to the public.
Mr. McIntosh is a graduate of Butler University earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music with an emphasis in composition.
In addition to freelance composing and digital sound design,Michael is on the creative team and also one of two percussion designers andarrangers for The Cavaliers drum and bugle corps. In 2011, The Cavaliers were the recipient of the Fred Sanford Trophy for highest achievement in percussion at the DCI World Championships. Since 1997, he has been a percussion specialist at Carmel high school in Carmel, Indiana. As of 2012, Michael will be the program coordinator and design the music for the Gateway Indoor Independent World percussion group.
He is a Yamaha artist/clinician as well as a signature drumstick artist with Innovative Percussion. He also endorses LP Percussion, EVANS drumheads, Zildjian cymbals and Sibelius notation software.
Compositionally, Mr. McIntosh has authored the top sellingand standard setting DVD entitled “In the Mix”. He was commissioned to write anoriginal work for the 2009 Midwest Band and Orchestra Convention. Michael was also commissioned to write an original piece for the WestPoint Hellcats. He currently has works published by Row-Loff Publications, Yamaha Sounds ofSummer, Tap Space Publications, Key Poulan Music, Drop 6 Media, The Hal Leonard Corporation, Innovative Percussion, Marching Show Concepts, Dynamic Marching, JairKlarfeld Music and JKS Music.
Michael is an active clinician teaching clinics throughoutthe US and Asia having performed several recent clinics in Tokyo, Japan. In Novemberof 2010, he was afforded the opportunity to perform a percussion clinic series in Beijing, China.
The MSU Racer Band wishes to thank the Yamah Corporation of America for their support with this clinic and their contiuned support of music education.