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Michael Crusoe: Timpani
Principal timpanist of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra. In addition, he also serves as principal timpanist of the Seattle Opera Association and has also served as timpanist with the Mostly Mozart Summer Festival Orchestra at Lincoln Center in New York. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Washington, he served as percussion instructor at the Waterloo Music Festival in New Jersey and has taught at Seattle Pacific University and Seattle University. Mr. Crusoe can be heard with the Seattle Symphony on the critically acclaimed Delos label recordings directed by Gerard Schwarz. 

 

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Position: Timpanist: Seattle Symphony, Seattle Opera

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Solo Engagements

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Seattle Symphony

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Fischer Concerto for 8 Timpani

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 Tharichen: Concerto for Timpani and Orchestra

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Seattle Chamber Music Festival: Bartok: Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion

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Central Washington University Wind Ensemble: Donald Whyte: Concerto

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Special Engagements:

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July, 1995: L.A. Philharmonic - Guest Timpanist

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August - December, 1994: San Francisco Opera - Guest Timpanist

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May, 1994: Oregon Symphony - Guest Timpanist

 

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Born: St. Louis, MO

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School: University of Missouri - Saint Louis, Bachelor of Music

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Teachers

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Richard Holmes: Timpanist - St Louis Symphony

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Tom Stubbs: Percussionist - St Louis Symphony

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Rich O'Donnell: Principal Percussion - St Louis Symphony

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John Kasica: Percussionist - St Louis Symphony

 

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