Department of Music


Here is a list of some former CSU percussion students and their current positions
Name Position Location
Akagi, Greg Section Percussion/Assistant Timpani JFK Center Opera Orchestra
Blair, Michael Freelance Percussionist & Educator Houston, TX
Burgardt, John Principal Timpani San Francisco Opera Orchestra
Csicsila, Mell Principal Percussion Cleveland Pops Orchestra
Frederick, Alex Section Percussion West Point Army Band
Garcia, Eric Section Percussion West Point Army Band
Janowitz, Mike Band Director, Maple Heights HS Maple Heights, OH
Joseph, Dinesh Section Percussion/Assistant Timpani Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
Judy, George Principal Drumset Cleveland Pops Orchestra
Kaluza, Ryan Percussion Army Band, Germany
Lacorte, Jerome Director, Kent-Blossom Music Festival Kent, OH
LaMattina, Michael Principal Percussion Dayton Philharmonic
Larson, Steve Section Percussion Air Force Band of Flight
Libby, Mark Principal Percussion Alabama Symphony Orchestra
MacDonald, Aaron Principal Timpani Vancouver Symphony
Martinich, John Section Percussion US Navy Band, Washington, DC
McLaurin, Chris Principal Percussion Kansas City Symphony
Noble, Jerry Section Percussion Air Force Band of Flight
Podjasek, Brandon Freelance Performer Chicago, IL
Pongracz, Andrew Freelance Percussionist & Educator Cleveland, OH
Poremba, Steve Band Director, Mentor HS Mentor, OH
Rance, Jonathan Principal Timpani JFK Center Opera Orchestra
Salay, Dave Principal Percussion West Virginia Symphony
Schleker, Patrick Principal Timpani Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Sobieski, Gabe Principal Percussion Toledo Symphony
Trinkofsky, Ryan Section Percussion Fort Wayne Philharmonic
Watkins, Kevin Section Percussion Minnesota Orchestra
Werner, Michael Section Percussion Metropolitan Opera Orchestra


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Mailing Address
Cleveland State University
College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
Department of Music
2121 Euclid Avenue, MU 332
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
Campus Location
Music and Communication Building
Room 332
2001 Euclid Ave.
Phone: 216.687.2033
Fax: 216.687.9279
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