Michael Kingan

Michael Kingan's Biography

Michael Kingan is Professor of Music and Director of Percussion Studies at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP). He conducts the IUP Percussion Ensemble, which can be heard on their album Opus Pocus. He holds degrees from the University of North Texas, University of Cincinnati, and Ohio State University.

Prior to this appointment, he held positions at Louisiana State University and Texas Christian University. He was also the Percussion Specialist at J.J. Pearce High School in Richardson, Texas and a high school band director in Harlingen, Texas.

Kingan free-lanced as a drummer and percussionist in the Columbus, Cincinnati, Dallas/Ft. Worth, and Baton Rouge/New Orleans areas, performing with symphonies in all the cities mentioned. He has served on the faculties of the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp and the Stephen F. Austin Percussion Symposium. As a soloist, chamber musician, or conductor, he has performed or made presentations at PASIC, PMEA, LMEA, MENC, NACWPI, and ITG National Symposiums.

His articles have been published in the PAS, MENC, and NACWPI journals and the Yamaha Education Packets. He toured and recorded with the Atlantic Brass Quintet and performed with the chamber group Pastiche.

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