Michael Udow

COUNTRY United States      
GROUP INDEPENDENT / SANTA FE OPERA (Retired)       

Biography

BORN IN:
Detroit, MI

LIVES IN:
Longmont, CO

DRUMMING SINCE:
1960

BIGGEST INFLUENCE(S):
Teachers: Thomas Siwe, Jack McKenzie, Alan Abel, Russell Hartenberger, Michael Ranta

Colleagues: Keiko Abe (marimba) and Nancy Udow (dancer/choreographer)

FAVOURITE ALBUM PLAYED ON:
"Conversations", Keiko Abe

FAVOURITE ALBUM DIDN'T PLAY ON:
Messian Turangalila Symphony - Ozawa & Toronto Symphony

CAREER HIGHLIGHT:
Touring with Keiko Abe, Equilibrium Dance & Percussion Duo, Santa Fe Opera, New Orleans Philharmonic

Having retired after a distinguished 42 year career at The Santa Fe Opera and 29 years at the University of Michigan, Michael continues to  provide short term guest residencies at Conservatories and Universities around the world to help the next generation of percussionists.   

Matthew Halligan

Freelance

Gene Fambrough

University Of Alabama

John Hadfield

Petros Klampanis, Kinan Azmeh, New York University Jazz Department

Craig Loeffler

Bluecoats Drum Corp

Joshua Bowman

Christopher Newport University

 

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