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Current Gigs
These are ongoing gigs with bands or other work I get on drum set and percussion.

Performing
-Megan Hilty (broadway and television star)
-Theatre Cedar Rapids www.theatrecr.org
-Funk Stop www.funk-stop.com
-Junk Funk



Teaching
-Private Studio
-Prairie High School drumline
-Prairie Point Middle School Private Lessons
-Johnson Elementary School Group Percussion Lessons
-McKinley Middle School Percussion Ensembles


PAST EXPERIENCE

Along with the bands I currently play with, I also get a lot of freelance work playing orchestral music, musicals, etc.... I love the fact that I get the chance to do a lot of different musical generes. I have seperated all of my past experience below by years.

If you need a professional drummer or percussionist, contact me! I am interested in taking on new projects, nothing is too big or too small to contact me about. Let me know if you have any questions, and keep checking back, as I will continue to keep it up to date. Thanks!



DRUMSET AND PERCUSSION EXPERIENCE

2013-2017
-Megan Hilty--- Various Tours and One offs

-Mostly theatre and cabaret work

-Also see discography




2012-2013
-"Jekyll & Hyde" National Broadway Tour 2012-2013

2011

-"Simply Sinatra" Orchestra Iowa Pop Concert

-"Tenors Tonight" Brucemore Cabaret in the Courtyard

-Theatre Cedar Rapids
Damn Yankees
"13" The Musical
Guys and Dolls
Sweeny Todd

-McKinley Middle School
"Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat"

-Xavier High School
"Smile" The Musical

-Cedar Rapids Municipal Band Sub

2010

-Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre
"Flight of the Lawnchair Man" Midwest Premiere

-Theatre Cedar Rapids
"White Christmas"
"25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee"
"The Producers"

-Alisabeth Productions
"The Rocky Horror Show"


2009
-Cedar Rapids Symphony Guild Presents "No Biz Like Show Biz" Follies

-Theatre Cedar Rapids
"Annie"
"Altar Boyz"

-Orchestra Iowa Pied Piper Concert Series Percussion Ensemble

-Cedar Rapids Municipal Band Sub


2008
-Cedar Rapids Symphony Guild Presents "Tony, Oscar & Emmy" Follies

-Theatre Cedar Rapids
"Fiddler on The Roof"
"Sound of Music"
"The Rocky Horror Show"
"Gypsy"

-Cedar Rapids Municipal Band Sub


2007
-Jim McDonough "Holiday Grande" Tour

-Theatre Cedar Rapids
"West Side Story"
"The Full Monty"

-Cedar Rapids Symphony Pied Piper Concert Series Percussion Ensemble

-University of Northern Iowa Jazz Band One 2007 Spring Concert, guest artist on cajon and timbales.

2006
-Jim McDonough "Holiday Grande" Tour

-Theatre Cedar Rapids
"Urinetown: The Musical"

Solo Repertoire Performed

Marimba
Etude in D minor- Gomez
Marimba Flamenca- Gomez
Three Movements for a Solo Dancer- Kopetzki

Snare Drum
Three Dances for Solo Snare Drum- Benson
Bolero For Ed- Webster (from the book Violent Ice Cream, Tap Space Publications)

Timpani
Unchosen Path- Stirtz
Studie I- Bump
Sonata for Timpani- Beck

Multiple Percussion
Canned Heat- Kopetzki

Ethnic Percussion
Darbukka Suite- Fink


MUSICALS

-National Broadway Tour
Jekyll & Hyde 2012/2013 -Touring Drummer
Sound of Music 2017- Local Hire Percussionist, Hancher Auditorium

-Theatre Cedar Rapids
Hunchback of Notre Dame 2019
The Full Monty, 2019
Elf, 2018
My Fair Lady, 2018
Heathers: The Musical, 2018
Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, 2018
The Wild Party, 2018
Annie 2017
Grease, 2017
Billy Elliot, 2017
Peter Pan, 2017
Assassins, 2017
Beauty and the Beast, 2016
Sister Act, 2016
Next To Normal, 2016
Avenue Q, 2016
A Christmas Story, 2015
Chorus Line, 2015
Mary Poppins, 2015
Into The Woods, 2014
Les Miserables, 2014
Spamalot, 2014
Wizard of OZ, 2013
Camp Rock, 2012
Damn Yankees, 2011
"13" The Musical, 2011
Guys and Dolls, 2011
Sweeny Todd, 2011
White Christmas, 2010
25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, 2010
The Producers, 2010
Annie, 2009
Altar Boyz, 2009
Sound of Music, 2008
The Rocky Horror Show, 2008
Gypsy, 2008
Fiddler on the Roof, 2008
West Side Story, 2007
The Full Monty, 2007
Urinetown, 2006

-Revival Theatre Company
9-5, 2019
Parade, 2015
Pippin, 2015
Dogfight, 2014
Baby, 2013

-Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre
Flight of the Lawnchair Man, Midwest Premiere, 2010

-RHCR Productions
Rocky Horror Show, 2013

-Alizabeth Productions
The Rocky Horror Show, 2010

-Xavier High School
"Smile" The Musical, 2011

-Prairie Point Academy
Zombie Prom, 2014

-McKinley Middle School
Joesph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, 2011

-University of Northern Iowa
Sweeny Todd, 2005

-Kirkwood Community College
Company, 2001
Into the Woods, 2000
Fiddler on the Roof, 1999

-Jefferson High School
Oklahoma!, 1999
Sweeny Todd, 1998
Pippin, 1997

DISCOGRAPHY

-Megan Hilty
"Live at the Cafe Carlyle" (available on iTunes)

-Brian Gallagher
"Brownstone, Volume One" EP (available on iTunes)

-Jason Wooten
"Goodbye Dali" Musical Soundtrack (available on iTunes)

-In Sterio

-Surf Zombies
"Something Weird" on iTunes and emusic.com

-University of Northern Iowa Jazz One
Renovation (2007) Guest Artist on Cajon for the piece “Lighthouse".

-Northern Iowa Wind Symphony
The Best of All Possible Worlds (2004)

-KCCK Radio Compilation CD
Performances (2002) with Dr. Z’s Experiment

-Kirkwood College RSVP and Jazz Transit
Lonesome Road (2001), The Water is Wide (2002)

- Kirkwood College Big Band
Red Hot Jazz (2001), 2 Cultures (2002)

-Dr. Z’s Experiment (self titled, never released)


TEACHING
-Private Studio at Ryan Hoagland Drum Set and Percussion Lessons 2014-Present
-LinnMar High School percussion instructor. 2018-present
-Private Studio at West Music. 2005-2014
-Cedar Rapids Xaiver High School Drumline. 2011-2014
-Prairie High School Drumline. 2011-Present
-Linn-Mar High School Drumline. 2019
-Cedar Rapids Washington High School Drumline and Percussion. 2007-2010, 2013-2018
-Marion High School Drumline. 2009
-Williamsburg High School Drumline. 2009
-Prairie Point Middle School Private Lessons. 2009-Present
-Truman Elementary School Junk Rhythm Workshops & Performance. 2009
-McKinley Middle School Percussion Ensembles. 2008-2011
-Johnson Elementary School of the Arts Group Percussion Lessons 2006-Present
-Jefferson High School Jazz Band Clinics 2005-2008
-American Entertainment Productions Strolling Band Choreographer 2005-2008
-Jefferson High School General Percussion Techniques Clinics 2005-2006
-Jefferson High School Drumline and Percussion Instructor 2004-2006, 2013-2016
-Independence High School Percussion Private Lessons 2003
-Science Station Junk Percussion Workshops 2005
- Jefferson High School Drumline Snare Tech 1999

COMPOSITION / PROJECTS / OTHER
-Drum solo for multiple percussionists for the Jefferson High School Show Choir "Westside Delegation". 40 measure percussion solo during a dance break.
-Williamsburg High School Drumline Battery Book 2009
-Washington High School Drumline Battery Book 2008
-JUNK FUNK percussion group. Creator and Member. Various shows at the New Bohemian Music Festival, Cedar Rapids Farmers Market, RoughRiders Games, CSPS, Theatre Cedar Rapids, and private functions. Also collaborated with the dance group MOVMNT to create a percussion and dance based show titled “NOIZ!" Visit the links page for our website.
-Jefferson High School Drumline Battery Show Book and Arranging 1999, 2004-2006
-ElevenEleven. A sextet percussion ensemble piece I wrote for my senior recital featuring 3 drumsets, 3 multiple percussion setups, and a person playing 5-10 different types of cymbals.
-I Dunno. This was a semi improv solo piece I created using body percussion, tap dancing, and cajon.
-University of Northern Iowa Marching Band Drumline. Battery arranging for shows throughout the season in Fall 2002.
-Kirkwood Community College Jazz Transit & RSVP. Vocal experience singing Bass and Baritone with vocal jazz groups, and vocal percussion.
-Guitar Center Drum Off 2009 Judge, Cedar Rapids, IA




EDUCATION
-University of Northern Iowa: Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music
-Kirkwood Community College: Associate of Arts Degree in Liberal Arts
-NYU Broadway Drumming Seminar 2007 (week long workshop, it’s great!)

MUSIC INSTRUCTION
These are the fine folks that I’ve had the privilege to take private lessons from, or play under in an ensemble. They have helped fine-tune the well-oiled musical machine that I have become today, and many of them have become great friends. I’ve probably driven all of them insane at one point or another, but I am very grateful for everything they have taught me.

DRUM SET
Tommy Giampietro, Dennis McPartland, Jim Drier, and Kerry Collings.

PERCUSSION / DRUMLINE
Randy Hogancamp, Tom Mackey, and Al Fear.

JAZZ / CLASSICAL / SHOW CONDUCTORS
Damon Cole, Bob Washut, Ray Salucka, Rebecca Burkhardt, Ronald Johnson, Morgan Jones, Timothy Feldkamp, Earle Dickinson, Andy Houk, Peter Eklund, and Michael Reese.

PROFESSIONAL INSTRUCTION
I like to take lessons with professional drummers, just to get a few pointers here and there about different music scenes, live and studio music today, etc... Normally it’s a one-time deal, so don’t misunderstand this, I don’t study with these guys, but I have taken a lesson from them before, and do try to keep in touch with them, because they are great people and even greater musicians.

SHAWN PELTON (Saturday Night Live, Sheryl Crow, many other studio gigs.)

LARRY LELLI (Holding Back Entirely, The Producers, currently playing for "Million Dollar Quartet".)

LOUIE BELLSON (big band drumming legend)

College and High School Experience

-University of Northern Iowa “Jazz Panthers" Jazz Band

-University of Northern Iowa Basketball Pep Band Drummer 2003-2005.

-Various Jazz Combos in College, including a Latin Jazz Combo and New Orleans Combo.

-Kirkwood College vocal jazz groups RSVP and JAZZ TRANSIT. Played drum set, sang, and vocal percussion (beatboxing). With Jazz Transit, I performed at the North Sea Jazz Festival in The Hague, Netherlands, and with RSVP I performed at IAJE in New York City with guest artists Chris Vidala and Bill Watrous.

-Dr. Z’s Experiment – A jam band I played with in college.

-Played Cajon with Jeff Coffin in a recital featuring Tom Giampietro.

-University of Northern Iowa Orchestra Costa Rica Tour

-Performed a drum battle with Louis Bellson when he was a guest artist at Kirkwood.

-Senior Percussion Recital featuring some of my compositions, improv, and legit works.

-University of Northern Iowa Wind Symphony Italy Tour

-Various Percussion Ensembles including West African Drumming, Taiko Drumming, and Samba Drumming.

-Junior Percussion Recital

-Adventureland Amusement Park: New Orleans style Strolling Band 1999-2000, 2003 (dancing and drumming)

-Various church gigs. Everything from percussion for Christmas services to drum set with a praise band.

-Fill in drummer for the following bands on one or more occasions: Autobanga, FUNK 101, Billy Lee Janey Band, New Venue Big Band, Noteworthy Music Quartet, and Triple Shot.

-Marched in the Rose Bowl Parade in 1998 with my high school.


CONGRAUTLATIONS! You survived and made it to the bottom! Hopefully if you made it this far, your interested in booking me for a million dollar jingle recording session right?! That would be superb, but highly unlikely, I understand.