Join Internationally Acclaimed Percussionist Soloist Michael Skillern in this private screening of his 2022 recital Percussion + Electronics, LIVE from the American University of Sharjah.
Michael Skillern is currently a Head of Music at Saudi Aramco Educational Services, former Principal Timpanist with the National Symphony Orchestra UAE, Adjunct Professor at Allen University and Co-Founder of the CommonTime Online arts learning platform .
An international award winning percussionist, Michael has performed as a soloist, chamber player, clinician and orchestra member throughout the Middle East, United States, China, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia. His 2015 recording of Hilary Tan’s Solstice received critical acclaim. Michael made his concerto debut in 2016 performing the solo percussion part on Ittai Sharipa’s The Ethics, with the Master Chorale of Tampa Bay.
In 2022, he made his Middle Eastern debut in Dubai and premiered several works for solo percussion. Michael has won numerous international Music competitions including percussion prizes in Switzerland (North Int’l Music Competition, 2019) and Indonesia (Indonesia Brass and Percussion Competition).
Away from music, Michael enjoys spending time with his 2 year old daughter Millie, named after his dear grandmother Mildred Skillern. He can be heard in solo and percussion ensemble settings on Innova and Ravello Records. Michael proudly endorses Vic Firth Sticks and Mallets.
What To Expect:
This recital spans over 400 years of music history and alter the concept of sound through an immersive blend of acoustic and electric sounds.
Michael brings 9 different composer's dreams to life through his electric performing.
Prelude, Cello Suite #3 - J.S. Bach, Marimba
A Minute of News - E. Novotney, Snare Drum
A Song Over Time - J. Bordeaux, Snare Drum + Electronics
Non-Prophets - Caleb Pickering, Snare Drum + Electronics
Movements in Movement and Sound - Anthony Green, Vibraphone
Mechanics to Wit - Mechanics to Wit, Vibraphone + Electronics
Electric Screwdriver - Chace Williams, Vibraphone + Electronics
Tried to Say - Brett Copeland, Vibraphone + Electronics
Argoru VII - Alvin Singleton, Vibraphone
Stadiums - Steph Davis, Vibraphone
Secondhand - Caleb Pickering, Vibraphone + Electronics