Michael Udow

COUNTRY United States      
GROUP INDEPENDENT / SANTA FE OPERA (Retired)       

Biography

BORN IN:
Detroit, MI

LIVES IN:
Longmont, CO

DRUMMING SINCE:
1960

BIGGEST INFLUENCE(S):
Teachers: Thomas Siwe, Jack McKenzie, Alan Abel, Russell Hartenberger, Michael Ranta

Colleagues: Keiko Abe (marimba) and Nancy Udow (dancer/choreographer)

FAVOURITE ALBUM PLAYED ON:
"Conversations", Keiko Abe

FAVOURITE ALBUM DIDN'T PLAY ON:
Messian Turangalila Symphony - Ozawa & Toronto Symphony

CAREER HIGHLIGHT:
Touring with Keiko Abe, Equilibrium Dance & Percussion Duo, Santa Fe Opera, New Orleans Philharmonic

Having retired after a distinguished 42 year career at The Santa Fe Opera and 29 years at the University of Michigan, Michael continues to  provide short term guest residencies at Conservatories and Universities around the world to help the next generation of percussionists.   

Alexander Singer

Soochow University (china)

Brian Fronzaglia

Missouri Southern State University

Damion Frigillana

Freelance

Peter Repp

Director Of Percussion Studies - Rockwood Summit High School

Brian West

Tcu

 

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