• Dr. Daniel Kennedy

    Daniel Kennedy holds a masters degree in music from California Institute of the Arts, and a doctoral degree in percussion performance from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, under the guidance of multi-percussionist Raymond DesRoches, hand-drum specialist John Bergamo, and tabla master Swapan Chaudhuri.  Daniel has been the founding member of several contemporary music ensembles, including the California E.A.R. Unit and the Talujon Percussion Quartet, and has performed throughout the United States, Europe, India, Bali, and Japan.  Described as a "subtly graceful soloist" and a "stellar performer" in the San Francisco Chronicle, he has been featured as a percussion soloist for the California Arts Council Touring Program, and has an extensive list of recordings to his credit.  His concert appearances have included performances of Steven Mackey’s Micro-Concerto at Washington’s Kennedy Center and the Los Angeles County Museum, the US premieres of Mei-Fang Lin’s "Multiplication Virtuelle" and Franco Donatoni’s “Mari” at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, with the So Percussion Quartet at the “Other Minds” Festival, and with the New York New Music Ensemble at the “CSU Summer Arts Festival.”  Daniel has been a member of the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players since 1993, and is currently the Instructor of Percussion at Sacramento State University.

  • Mike Crain

    Mike is an award winning composer and percussionist living in Northern California. He has written for strings, percussion, piano, brass, chamber ensembles, and full orchestra. Mike has also played with some of the most prestigious performing ensembles and musicians in the US. Mike specializes and enjoys composing for and performing on a variety of instruments. In addition to performing and composing, Mike is an instructor to individuals, groups and classes. For more info, check out the menus above and/or below.

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