CURRENT STUDENT BIOS
There are currently no student teachers in the percussion studio.
Steve Dailey is a second year Master's student from Novi, Michigan. Steve holds a Bachelor's degree in Music Education from Michigan State University where he studied percussion with Dave Hall, Jon Weber, and Gwen Thrasher. While at MSU, Steve was a member of the Percussion Ensemble, MSU Drumline, Spartan Marching Band, and the MSU Wind Symphony. In addition to performing at Michigan State, Steve has also participated in WGI and DCI, playing snare drum with Northcoast Academy from 2005-2008, the Glassmen in 2006, and the Cavaliers in 2007 and 2008. Steve has been the recipient of several prestigious scholarships including the Steve Yoder scholarship from MCGC, the Yamaha/Dennis DeLucia Scholarship from WGI, and the Steve Brubaker Scholarship from the Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps and is now excited to be a Graduate Assistant at Baylor. As a Graduate Assistant at Baylor, Steve serves as an assistant in elementary conducting, a conductor of the Courtside Players, an instructor of the Golden Wave Band, and frequently arranges for the BUGWB Drumline. Steve currently performs with the Baylor Percussion Group, the Wind Ensemble and the Baylor Symphony Orchestra. During the summer, Steve is on staff as a snare tech at Legends Drum and Bugle Corps.
Michal Nelson is a first year Master of Music Education major from Southlake, Texas. She graduated from Baylor University in May 2010 where she studied with Dr. Todd Meehan. Michal performs in the Baylor Symphony Orchestra, Baylor Wind Ensemble, and the Baylor Percussion Group and has also performed with the Baylor Symphonic Band and the Baylor University Golden Wave Marching Band as well as performing at TMEA, CBDNA, and PASIC. Michal serves as the BU Graduate Assistant to the percussion studio as well as the percussion representative on the Dean's Advisement Council for the Baylor School of Music. Michal is focusing on elementary music education and plans to teach immediately following the completion of her second degree.
Aaron Krouse is a fifth year Music Education major and a transfer student from the University of the Cumberlands in Kentucky. He is from Lewisville, Texas, but he graduated from Coppell High School in 2006. He has performed in many diverse musical groups, including the 2007 Kentucky Intercollegiate Percussion Ensemble, the Cumberland Brazilian Percussion Ensemble, and the Tuba/ Euphonium Quartet, which he toured with on drumset. In the future, Aaron wants to get his masters in music education and someday have a studio of his own.
Daniel Webbon is a fifth year Music Theory major from Bay City, TX. He plays with the Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, and Baylor Jazz Ensemble. He teaches a small studio and plays both locally and around the state with his jazz group. He studies drum set with Dr. Edward Taylor and piano with Dr. James Williams. His academic studies include classical and jazz composition and arranging, historical musicology and current music sociology. Daniel plans to pursue a masters and PhD in Musicology upon completion of his studies at Baylor.
Logan Dean is a senior Music Performance major from Jasper, TX. Currently, Logan performs with the Baylor Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, and the Baylor Percussion Group. Logan has also been involved with several high school groups, teaching front ensemble and battery sections of B.F. Terry High School in Rosenberg, TX, Cypress-Ridge High School in Katy, TX, and Jasper High School in Jasper, TX. After completing his time at Baylor, he intends to pursue further education and eventually a career in performing and teaching at the university level.
Austin Aeschbacher is a third year Music Education Major from Garland, Texas. He currently performs with the Baylor Symphonic Band, Baylor Percussion Group, and marches Bass Drum for the Baylor Golden Wave Band. Austin is a tech for the Garland High School drumline and front ensemble. Austin is a 2008 graduate of Garland High School and studied under Jacob Ramirez. After completion of his degree, he plans to teach at the high school or middle school band level.
Aaron Menke is a sophomore Music Education major from Katy, Texas. Currently, Aaron plays with the Wind Ensemble and marches tenor drums in the Golden Wave Marching Band. During the summer of 2010 he will perform in the front ensemble of the Carolina Crown drum and bugle corps. He has also worked as a percussion tech at Katy High School. After finishing his time at Baylor, he intends to pursue further education and teach all levels of percussion.
Matthew Shaver is a sophomore Music Composition major from Katy, Texas. Matthew currently performs with the Baylor Wind Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra. Prior to Baylor, Matthew has worked with the Living Word Lutheran Church Bell Choir. After completing his degree at Baylor, Matthew plans to pursue a masters degree in composition.
Mark Utley is a sophomore Music Education major from Fredericksburg, TX. Mark currently performs with the Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, Concert Jazz Ensemble, marches Saxophone in the Golden Wave Marching Band, has played drum set with the Courtside Players, and marched Snare Drum with the Golden Wave Band. He has worked as a percussion tech for Fredericksburg High School and as an assistant percussion teacher at Fredericksburg Middle School. After graduation, Mark plans on pursuing a Master's degree in percussion performance.
Adam Apolinar needs to submit a bio
Ben Cureton needs to submit a bio
Hugh Knight is an incoming freshman who graduated from Wylie High School in Abilene, TX. Hugh was the drum captain for two years in his high school's marching band and has marched snare his whole high school career. Hugh was also the drum set player for the high school jazz band for two years. He has been studying percussion under Dr. Keith Lloyd. He is entering college in the performance degree plan and also hopes to march with the Golden Wave Marching Band and possibly play in a jazz ensemble next fall! He is not sure what he wants to do after he graduates but is leaving the option of graduate school open for thought.
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