C a s e y   C a n g e l o s i

P e r c u s s i o n i s t / C o m p o s e r
Percussionist and Composer, Casey Cangelosi is the Director of Percussion Studies at James Madison University. He is  commonly hosted world-wide by educational institutions, music festivals, and educational seminars.  Casey has been a visiting guest artist in Italy, Germany, Costa Rica, Mexico, Argentina, Croatia, Sweden, Taiwan,  and widely across the U.S. at events including the The Midwest Clinic and PASIC Showcase Concerts. Casey is a regularly commissioned composer and from the percussion community called the  "Paganini of Percussion"  and  "The voice of a new generation".

Casey is sponsored by Majestic, Mapex, Innovative Percussion, Zildjian, Grover Pro Percussion, Remo, and Beiner Bags. 
B i o g r a p h y


Education                                                                                                                                                                 

Rice University, 2007-2009, M.M. with Thesis “Concerto for Marimba and Orchestra no.2
The Boston Conservatory, 2005-2007, M.M.
Utah State University, 2000-2004, B.M.

Teaching Experience                                                                                                                                            

Music Instructor, Concord University, Athens, West Virginia, 2009-present
Courses taught:
MUS 090 Fundamentals of Music Theory
MUS 101 Introduction to Music
MUS 245 Methods in Music Technology
MUS 265 Percussion Methods
MUS 307 History and Analysis III
MUS 320 Applied Percussion
MUS 425 Interpretive Analysis
MUS 427 Jazz Improvisation
MUS 454 Jazz Band
MUS 456 Percussion Ensemble

High School Private Percussion Instruction:
Manvel High School, Manvel, Texas, 2008-2009
Magnolia High School, Magnolia, Texas, 2007-2008

Brighton High School Percussion Ensemble Director, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2004

Committee Service at Concord University                                                                                                                                     
Band Directory Hiring Committee, 2013
Woodwind Instructor Hiring Committee, 2013
Change of Grade Committee, 2012

Guest Artist Invitations:  Lectures, Concert Performances, Master Classes, and Clinics                                                           

Italy Days of Percussion, Pascara, Italy 2014  (upcoming)
Campobasso Conservatory, Campobasso, Italy 2014 (upcoming)
Indiana University Percussion Academy, Bloomington, IN 2014 (upcoming)
International Percussion Festival of Taiwan, Taipei, Taiwan 2014 (upcoming)
Montana Day of Percussion, Missoula, MT 2014 (upcoming)
University of Maryland, College Park, MD 2014
Mid-Missouri Percussive Arts Trophy, Lebanon, MO 2014
University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 2014
Percusonidos Festival, Tampico, Mexico 2014
McCormick Marimba Festival, Tampa, FL 2014
Italy Percussive Arts Society, Fermo, Italy, 2013
Patagonia Percussion Festival, Patagonia, Argentina, 2013
Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC), Indianapolis, IN 2013
Park Middle School, Coal City, WV 2013
Brookville Middle School, Lynchburg, VA, 2013
University of Tennessee Percussion Camp, Knoxville, TN 2013
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 2013
Interlochen Center for the Arts, Interlochen, MI, 2013
University of Northern Illinois, DeKalb, IL, 2013
Mississippi Day of Percussion, Jackson, MS, 2013
Truman State University, Kirksville, MO, 2013
University of Miami, Miami, FL, 2013
Florida Atlantic University, Boca Rotan, FL, 2013
Marshall University, Huntington, WV, 2013
Brigham Young University-Idaho, Rexburg, ID, 2013
University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Pembroke, NC, 2013
Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, IL, 2013
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Belton, TX, 2013
Morehead State University, Morehead, Kentucky, 2012
Nebojsa Zivkovich International Summer Academy, Landesmusikakademie, Engers, Germany, 2012
Atlanta Symphony Modern Snare Drum Solo Competition, Atlanta, Georgia, 2012
Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas, 2012
Fairmont State University, Fairmont, West Virginia, 2012
West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia, 2012
Toledo Center for the Arts, Toledo, Ohio, 2012
Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, 2012
Utah P.A.S. Day of Percussion, Draper, Utah 2012
University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, Texas, 2012
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, Alaska, 2012
Utah State University Day of Percussion, Logan, Utah, 2012
York County School District Day of Percussion, Glen Rock, Pennsylvania, 2012
Texas State Day of Percussion, San Marcos, Texas 2012
North Georgia Percussion Camp, 2012
University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, 2012
Princeton High School, Princeton, West Virginia, 2012
Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) Showcase Artist, Indiana, 2011
Zeltsman Marimba Festival, Appleton, Wisconsin, 2011
PiteD Repertoire Percussion Festival, PiteD, Sweden, 2011
University of Northern Florida, Jacksonville, Florida, 2011
Collyville Heritage High School, Collyville, Texas, 2011
PMEA Region IV Band Festival, Bloomsberg, Pennsylvania, 2011 
The University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, 2011
Marshall University, Huntington, Virginia, 2011
Radford University, Radford, Virginia, 2011
Minnesota Percussive Association Day of Percussion, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2010  
The University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, 2010
Manvel High School, Mavel, Texas, 2010
Utah State University, Logan, Utah, 2009 & 2010
Marimba 2010 International Festival and Conference, St. Paul, Minnesota, 2010
P.A.S. Massachusetts Day of Percussion, Boston, Massachusetts, 2008

Professional Adjudications                                                                                                                           
Tennessee Percussive Arts Society Soloist Competition, 2014
Mid-Missouri Percussive Arts Trophy, Lebanon, MO 2014
Italy Percussive Arts Society International Competition, Fermo, Italy 2013
Atlanta Symphony Modern Snare Drum Solo Competition, Atlanta, Georgia 2013
Percussive Arts Society International Marimba Solo Competition, Austin Texas, 2012
Atlanta Symphony Modern Snare Drum Solo Competition, Atlanta, Georgia 2012
Percussive Arts Society International Percussion Solo Competition, First Round, 2011


Composition Awards and Commissions                                                                                                          

Two and Single Body, for percussion duo, commissioned by the Maraca2 percussion duo, England 2013
Bad Touch, for solo performer and playback, commissioned by Paopun Mu Amnatham, Bangkok, Thailand, 2013
Opening, for solo marimba, commissioned by the Percussive Arts Society of Mississippi, 2013
A Stillness that Better Suits this Machine, for percussion solo, commissioned by Neil Grover, Boston,    MA 2013
Sleight of And Evil Hand, for solo snare drum, commissioned by Tom Sherwood and the
Atlantic Symphony Modern Snare Drum Competition, Atlanta, Georgia, 2013
Character no.6, for solo marimba, commissioned by AJ Merlino, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2013
Theatric no. 10, for two or more performers, commissioned by the University of Delaware,         
Newark, Delaware, 2012
Theatric no. 9, for cello and percussion, commissioned by Liz Holland and Katie
Weissman, Buffalo, New York, 2012
Sextet, for percussion ensemble, commissioned by the University of Oregon, Pius
Cheung Director, Eugene, Oregon, 2012
Glamour, for solo percussion and six setting bell metronome, commissioned by Paopun Mu
Amnatham, Bangkok, Thailand, 2012
Epitaph for Tommy Wolf for solo marimba and piano, commissioned by Meghan McManas,
Tampa, Florida, 2012
Séance for percussion duet, commissioned by Konstantine Vlasis, Cookville, Tennessee, 2012
Nocturne for percussion duet, commissioned by the Cisum Percussion Duo, Ann Arbor,
Michigan, 2012
Plato’s Cave for percussion duet, commissioned by the Evolution Percussion Duo, Piteå, Sweden,
2011                          
Marimba Quartet, commissioned by Utah State University, Logan, Utah, 2011
Occhio for percussion orchestra, commissioned by Texas Christian University, Dallas, Texas, 2011
Ouija for percussion quartet, commissioned by Harvey Price, the University of Delaware,
Newark, Delaware, 2011
Theatric no.8 for viola and piano duo, commissioned by Molly Gebrian, Houston, Texas, 2010
Theatric no.7 for percussion and tape, commissioned by Da’Camera,  Houston, Texas, 2010
Theatric no.4 for percussion quartet, awarded Sam Houston University’s new music prize at the 2010
Contemporary Music Festival,     Huntsville, Texas, 2010
Andrew Style for solo xylophone, awarded publication through Bachovich Music at the
Massachusetts Percussive Arts Society Convention, Boston, Massachusetts, 2010
Steam Punk for violin, guitar, marimba, and double base quartet commissioned by Laura Geier,
Valencia, California, 2009
I Love You, for Sentimental Reasons, for solo marimba, arranged for and commissioned by Heidi 
Law, Beijing, China 2009         
For Duo Violin and Marimba, commissioned by Robert Garza and Tema Watstein, Houston,       
Texas, 2009
Etude in F Sharpe Minor, commissioned by Jacob Remmington for the 2010 International Marimba
Competition, Paris, France, 2009
Etude in C Minor, commissioned by Percussion Music Online, United Kingdom, 2009
Scherzo for solo snare, awarded publication through Bachovich Music at the Massachusetts
Percussive Arts Society Convention, Boston, Massachusetts, 2008
Theatric no.5, commissioned by the Shepherd School Percussion Ensemble, Houston, Texas, 2008
Theatric no.2, honorable mention in Zeltsman New Music Composition Contest, 2008
Character no.4 for solo marimba, commissioned by the Classical Marimba League, Greensboro,
North Carolina, 2008
First place in the 21st Century Tonal category for Two Characters and an honorable mention in the
Impressionist category for Viscosity, Classical Marimba League, Greensboro, North Carolina
2008 (performances at The University of Wisconsin-Madison, Texas A&M University, Mississippi State University, Ohio University,
University of Missouri-Columbia, and The Sydney Conservatorium of Music in Australia)
Theatric no. 4, honorable mention in the Doug Wallace Publications Composition Contest, 2008
Theatric no. 6 for percussion duet, commissioned by Jeff Griggs, Boston, Massachusetts, 2008
Naglfar for solo percussion, commissioned by Greg Tsalikis, Houston, Texas, 2008
Quintet for Winds, commissioned by the Logan Canyon Winds, Logan, Utah, 2008
Sick 6erpent for solo percussion, commissioned by Jeff Griggs, Boston, Massachusetts, 2007
Quartet for Piano, Cello, Clarinet, and Marimba, commissioned by the Amati Tri, Logan, Utah,
2005

Published compositions                                                                                                                                   

Bachovich Music Publications:
Andrew Style for solo xylophone, 2010
Scherzo for solo snare drum, 2008

C. Alan Publications:
Character no.4 for solo marimba, 2009
Character no. 2 for solo marimba, 2008
Character no. 1 for solo marimba, 2008

Cangelosi Publishing independently publishes all other works world-wide.  International retailers
and distributers of my works include Steve Weiss Music, JW Pepper, Sheet Music Plus, Theodor Front Music (USA), Southern
Percussion Company (United Kingdom), Le Vent Music (Taiwan), Voor’Nkussie Percussion (Denmark), Mike’s Percussion
(Mexico), Le Kiosque a Musique (France), BlueMallet (Japan), Noten Rohr (Germany).

**Despite many offers from publishers, I’ve chosen to remain self-published**
 
Student Teaching Fellowships                                                                                                                                    
Rice University, Instructor for percussion studio classes, Houston, Texas, 2008
Boston Conservatory, Studio Manager,  Boston, Massachusetts, 2005-2007
Utah State University, Section Leader for wind orchestra, string orchestra, and drumline;  Logan,
Utah, 2001-2004
Utah State University, Instructor for Computer Applications in Music as well as Percussion
Techniques, Logan, Utah, 2001-2004

Student performance awards                                                                                                                               

Shepherd Society Erwin and Emily Heinen Prize, Houston, Texas, 2008-2009
Shepherd Society Ruth and Gilbert Whitaker Prize, Houston, Texas 2007-2008
McMahon Foundation Scholarship to the Percussive Arts Society International Convention.
Columbus, Ohio, 2005
First Place Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Young Artist National Competition.
Kansas City, Missouri, 2004
Concerto performances with the Utah State University Orchestra, the Rosauro Marimba Concerto
and the Cangelosi Marimba Concerto, Logan, Utah, 2002 and 2004
Marie Eccles Caine Foundation Scholarship, Logan, Utah, 2000-2004
Yamaha Scholarship to the Percussive Arts Society International Convention, Louisville,
Kentucky, 2003
       14 First Place awards at the Utah Percussive Arts Society competition in various divisions, Salt
Lake City, Utah, 2004-2007
Conducting Experience                                                                                                                                  

Concord University Percussion Ensemble, Athens, West Virginia, 2009-present
Concord University Jazz Ensemble, Athens, West Virginia, 2010-2011     
Rice University Percussion Ensemble, Houston, Texas, 2008
Brighton High School Percussion Ensemble, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2004
Utah State University Percussion Ensemble for non-majors, Logan, Utah, 2002-2004
Utah State University Summer Music Clinic, Logan, Utah, 2002 & 2004
Cache Valley Percussion Ensemble, Logan, Utah, 2001-2002


Other Performance Experience                                                                                                            

          Da’Camera, Houston, Texas, 2009
Aperio, Houston, Texas, 2009
Musiqua,  Houston, Texas, 2009
Context, Houston, Texas, 2008
Ludivico Ensemble, Boston, Massachusetts, 2005-2007
Pickleville Playhouse, Garden City, Utah, 2004
The Rachaels Band and SITI dance company, Logan, Utah, 2004
         Utah Festival Opera Company, Logan, Utah, 2000-2002

sponsorships/Endorsements                                                                                                                             
Supported concert artist and endorser of Innovative Percussion, Zildjian, Beiner Bags, Mapex, Majestic, Remo, and Grover Pro
Percussion





*The Casey Cangelosi Signature Series mallets were released by Innovative Percussion in November of 2013

C u r r i c u l u m     V i t a e