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Educational Background
Private Study
Major Teachers
Teaching Experience
Symphonic Performance Experience
Research Work
Experience as a Clinician
Performing Experience - Popular Music (Jazz, Soul/R&B/Funk, Latin)
Studio And Television Experience
Recording Labels (United Kingdom, Germany, Dominican Republic, U.S.)

MIGUEL A. CASTRO
Master Drummer-Percussionist

108 Mockingbird Lane
Warner Robins, GA  31093
(478) 923-7680

 

Educational Background
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Conservatorio Nacional de Musica - Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
     Bachelors Degree; 1977-81
     Master of Music - Performance; 1981-83
Drummers Collective - New York, U.S.A.; 1985-86
International Music Camp - North Dakota U.S.A.; 1982
Festival de Musica "AFAC" - Aguadilla, Puerto Rico; 1983
Guajiro Indians of Venezuela - Maracaibo, Venezuela; 1985

 

Private Study
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AlokeDutta - Tabla, North Indian Music; 1996, 2002
Gilson de Asis - Frame Drums - Strasbourg, France; 1991-92
Fred Hinger - Manhattan School of Music, New York; 1985-86
Hossam Ramsy - Middle Eastern Folklore - Egypt\ England; 1992-93
Gaston de Avila - South American Folklore - Germany; 1990-93

 

Major Teachers
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Freddie Santiago - Multiple Percussion - Dominican Republic/ Puerto Rico; 1977-78
Luis Elsevyff - Classical Percussion - Dominican Republic; 1978-84
Doug Allen - Mallet Instruments - New York City; 1985-86
Frank Malabe - Latin Percussion - New York City; 1985-86
Steve Gadd - Drum -Set (All Styles) - New York City; 1985-86
Manoel Monteiro - Brazilian Percussion - New York; 1985
Luther Rix - African Percussion - New York City; 1985-86
Hank Jaramillo - Studio/Broadway Drumming - N.Y.C.; 1986

 

Teaching Experience
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Middle Georgia College, Cochran, GA
     Director of Percussion Studies\Jazz Band; 1998-
Mercer University, Macon, GA
     Director of Percussion Studies
 Director of Percussion Ensembles; 1994-2001
Houston County Schools- Warner Robins, GA      Percussion Program Coordinator
 Director of Percussion Ensembles; 1995-
Georgia College and State University
     Interim Percussion Instructor; 1995-96
Jugendzentrum "Steinstrasse 47" Kaiserslautern;
     Director of Percussion Department - Germany; 1990-93
Centro de la Cultura, Santiago Dominican Republic;
     Director of Percussion Department; 1986-87
Conservatorio Nacional de Música - Santo Domingo
     Teacher \ Percussion Department; 1984-85 Carol Morgan School Music Festival - Santo Domingo
     Educational Concerts and Workshops; 1984-85

 

Symphonic Performance Experience
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Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional - Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic - Soloist; 2000
     Julio DeWindt - Conductor
Valdosta Symphony Orchestra - Guest Percussionist; 1999-
Macon Symphony Orchestra - Macon, GA - Member; 1999-
     Adrian Gnam - Conductor
Mercer University Wind Ensemble - Soloist; 1994-2001
     Dr Douglas Hill- Conductor
Hagen Theatre Orchestra - Hagen, Germany; 1989-90
Seacoast Chamber Music Society - Durham, NH; 1988-89
     Meredith Jones - Conductor
Orquesta Sinfonica de Maracaibo - Venezuela; 1985
     Eduardo Rhan - Conductor
Swiss Philarmonic Orchestra - Guest Percussionist; 1984
     Mistilav Rostropovich - Guest Conductor
Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional - Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic - member; 1983-87
     Carlos Piantini - Conductor
Orquesta Filarmonica Juvenil - Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; 1980-85
     Witold Korecki - Conductor
Delta Percussion Quartet - Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; 1983-87
Carol Morgan Operatic Society - Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; 1979-85

 

Research Work
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The Art of the Mexican Marimba - Chiapas, Mexico; 2000
Drums and Percussion in Traditional Chinese Folk Music; 2002-2003

 

Experience as a Clinician
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Georgia Music Educators Association Conference - Savannah, GA; 2000, 2001
Percussive Arts Society International Convention - Dallas, TX; 2000
Georgia Chapter of Percussive Art Society "Day of Percussion"; 2001
Freeport Steel Band Summit - Grand Bahama; 2000
Great Southern Percussion Festival - Cartersville, GA; 1995
Numerous clinics for Middle schools, High schools, Jazz Festivals,
     and Summer Music programs; 1993-

 

Performing Experience - Popular Music
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Jazz Groups
Jerry Fields and Vecinos del Mundo - Atlanta, USA; 1999-
Mercer University Faculty Jazztet - Macon, USA
1999-2001 Present Art Collection - Germany; 1991-93
Tom Bone and the Walkmen - Germany; 1991-93
Paul Amrod's Trio - Germany; 1989-92
Saoco - New Hampshire, U.S.A.; 1987-89
Opus - Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; 1984-86
Hormiga - Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; 1983-84
Ganimedes - Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; 1979-81

Soul / R&B / Funk
The Groove Masters - Germany; 1992-93
Gravity - Germany; 1992-93
Art News - Germany; 1990-91
The Little Band - Dominican Republic; 1985-86

Latin Music
Grupo Salino; 2000-
Welson Tremura & Brazilian Knights- Tallahassee, FL; 1994
Miguel Castro y Amigos - Germany / U.S.A.; 1992-
Tumbao - Saarbrucken - Germany; 1991-
Cubop - Zweibrucken - Germany; 1991-92
Let'n - Kaiserslautern - Germany; 1989-92
Caribbean Show-Band - Frankfurt, Germany; 1990-92
Marras - Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; 1985-86
Luis Jose Mella's Merengue Big Band - Dominican Republic; 1985-87

 

Studio And Television Experience
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WFSU-Florida State University- Tallahassee, FL; 1994
ZDF Zweite Deutsche Funk - Koln, Germany; 1992
SWF Sud West Funk - Koln, Germany; 1991-92
Offener Kanal Kaiserlautern - KL, Germany; 1990-92
Saarlandische Rundfunk - Saarbrucken, Germany; 1990-92
Teleantillas Channel 2 - TV Studio Musician - Dominican Republic; 1985-87

 

Recording Labels
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United Kingdom
Masters of Percussion - Sabri, Ramzy Castro, Tagoe; ARC Records - EUCD-1478
Solo CD - Miguel Castro y Amigos; "Rhythm Journey"
Solo CD - Miguel Castro y Amigos; "Exotic Rhythms of Latinamerica"
     ARC Records EUCD-1214

Germany; 1989-93
Leico Records, Planeta Records, MPC Records, The Sound Gallery

Dominican Republic; 1979-87
Audiolab, EMCA Records, Fabiola Records, Scala Records, FAMA Records, Estudios Quisqueya

USA; 1996-1997
Capricorn Records, Shadow Productions, ARK- New York, Muscadine Records

Various Jingles for Radio / TV - In all countries mentioned above; 1979-97