Michael Bull

COUNTRY United States      
GROUP Syracuse Symphony Orchestra      

BORN IN:
Littleton, NH
LIVES IN:
Manlius, NY
DRUMMING SINCE:
1963
CURRENT PROJECT(S):
Symphony Syracuse & Syracuse University
BIGGEST INFLUENCE:
My parents
FAVORITE ALBUM YOU PLAYED ON:
Boston Brass- Kenton Christmas Carols
FAVORITE ALBUM YOU DIDN’T PLAY ON:
Any Mahler symphony
CAREER HIGHLIGHT:
Carnegie Hall, and playing on the first recording of Stravinsky's- L'Histoire du Soldat w/libretto by Kurt Vonnegut w/American Chamber Winds.
FAVORITE SABIAN CYMBAL:
HH Orchestral Crash Cymbals

Biography

Michael Bull was recently appointed Principal Percussion of the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra where he had served as Third Percussion since 1979. Although widely trained in all aspects of percussion, he has gained a reputation as *the* cymbal specialist of the SSO. He is also a member of the Syracuse Symphony's popular Percussion Ensemble.

Michael is an active soloist/clinician and is in demand as a freelance percussionist/timpanist for many local and touring groups that perform in the Central New York Area. Michael graduated magna cum laude with degrees in Percussion Performance/Music Education and also holds a Masters degree in Percussion Performance from Syracuse University. He has been on the Syracuse University Setnor School of Music faculty since 1977 where he is currently the Head of Percussion, Director of the SU Percussion Ensemble and The Syracuse University Ancient Fife & Drum Corps.

Gene Koshinski

Educator

Amy Savage

Freelance / Duke University

David Constantine

Syracuse Symphony Orchestra

Matt Savage

Drum Corps Specialist

Bill Messerschmidt

Va Commonwealth University