Shilo Stroman – Percussion

Armed with his dads record collection, a toy drumset played with chopsticks and an empty basement, Shilo Stroman’s musical journey began. As an educator, Shilo is an instructor of Percussion and Jazz at Colorado State University and very active in the marching arts where he continually works with ensembles from around the country. Shilo’s love of travel and sharing his passion for music education has led him to presenting clinics, adjudicating festivals and judging competitions throughout the United States. He is very active in the marching arts and recently served as the Artistic Director and Front Ensemble Caption Head/Arranger for the Battalion Drum and Bugle Corps in Salt Lake City, UT and arranges marching band and WGI shows for high schools across the country. A versatile performer, Mr. Stroman’s credits range from playing triangle in symphony orchestras, electric bass in salsa bands, drums in funk bands and flower pots in chamber groups. In 2016 he commissioned and performed the world premiere of “Scala Enigmatica” by James David for solo vibraphone and wind ensemble. Shilo’s contemporary jazz quartet, Square Peg, released their first recording, “Searching” in 2013. In 2006, he commissioned and performed the world premiere of “Sticks and Stones” variations for drumset and wind ensemble by Jim Bonney. Shilo is a Yamaha Performing Artist and a proud endorser of Promark, Evans, and Sabian products.

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