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School of Music

Percussion Studies

Percussion Faculty

Dr. 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. more info

Chris Froh is a member of the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, and the Empyrean Ensemble at UC Davis. Known for energized performances hailed by the San Francisco Chronicle as “tremendous” and San Francisco Classical Voice as “mesmerizing,” his solo appearances stretch from Rome to Tokyo to San Francisco. He frequently tours Japan with marimbist Mayumi Hama and with his former teacher, marimba pioneer Keiko Abe. Mr. Froh is also a faculty member at UC Davis, where he directs the Samba School and Percussion Group Davis.