COUNTRY: United States
GROUP: Longwood University / Virginia Commonwealth Universitywww.michaelschutz.net
Known for his innovative blend of performance, teaching and research, Michael Schutz is currently Director of Percussion Studies at Longwood University where he organizes all aspects of the percussion program. Additionally, he serves as Chair of the PAS (Percussive Arts Society) Music Technology Committee, and performs frequently with the Roanoke Symphony, Opera on the James, and the Lynchburg Symphony. Additional ensemble performances include concerts with the the Virginia Consort, Charlottesville Symphony, Oratorio Society of Charlottesville-Albemarle, Waynesboro Symphony, Altoona Symphony, Pennsylvania Centre Chamber Orchestra, Marvin Hamlish, and the Nittany Valley Symphony. Solo performances include guest appearances with the University of Virginia Percussion Ensemble, Penn State University, Goucher College, the Virginia/DC “Day of Percussion,” Project:Percussion Festival, and an invited performance at the 2006 Alvin Lucier Festival.