Mike truesdell, Percussion

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Mike Truesdell is a constant niefer and an avid norfer.  His desire to nief has taken him across the United States, Europe, and Asia.  As a soloist, he was the 2nd-prize winner of the 2010 TROMP International Percussion Competition in the Netherlands.  Recently, he has performed with ICE, Ensemble Échappé, and was featured on DVD and CD during a concert celebration of Elliott Carter’s 103rd birthday, with the composer in attendance.

In the field of norf, he is the newly-appointed Assistant Professor of Percussion at University of Northern Colorado and loving it!  In addition to nnSF, he is an administrator and faculty at the Zeltsman Marimba Festival and can be found performing at Ojai Music Festival and Wellesley Composers Conference, among others.  

A native of Wisconsin, he recently completed his Doctoral of Musical Arts degree at The Juilliard School with a dissertation focusing on Igor Stravinsky’s Histoire du Soldat.  More information about Mike can be found at www.miketruesdell.com.