The Murray State University Racer Band percussion section will hold a clinic with Michael McIntosh on Friday, Sept. 23, at 8 p.m. behind Roy Stewart Stadium. The clinic is free and open to the public.

McIntosh is a graduate of Butler University, earning a B.A. degree in music with an emphasis in composition.

In addition to freelance composing and digital sound design, he is on the creative team and one of two percussion designers and arrangers 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, Ind. As of 2012, McIntosh will be the program coordinator and will 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.

In composition, McIntosh has authored the top selling and standard setting DVDm “In the Mix.” He was commissioned to write an original work for the 2009 Midwest Band and Orchestra Convention and an one for the WestPoint Hellcats. He currently has works published by Row-Loff Publications, Yamaha Sounds of Summer, Tap Space Publications, Key Poulan Music, Drop 6 Media, The Hal Leonard Corporation, Innovative Percussion, Marching Show Concepts, Dynamic Marching, Jair Klarfeld Music and JKS Music.

McIntosh is an active clinician teaching clinics throughout the United States and Asia, recently in Tokyo, Japan. In November 2010, he was afforded the opportunity to perform a percussion clinic series in Beijing, China.

The MSU Racer Band thanks the Yamaha Corporation of America for its support of this clinic and its continued support of music education, noted John Fannin, assistant director of bands at Murray State.

Additional information on the clinic can be obtained by contacting Fannin at john.fannin@murraystate.edu.

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