LaRosa, Michael

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Mike LaRosa


Born: August 26, 1948

Country: USA

Studies: Hartt College of Music

Teachers: Vaclav Nelhybel, Edward Diemente

Editor for Somers Music Publications is Michael LaRosa. Mr. LaRosa is an award winning educator, and author. He is the recipient of two Celebration of Excellence Awards from the Connecticut State Dept. of Education and the 1993 Teacher of the Year Award form the Ashford, Connecticut School System. He is a former faculty member of the Julius Hartt School of Music of the University of Hartford, and the author of numerous works for percussion including, CONTEMPORARY DRUM METHOD. A graduate of Hartt School of Music of the University of Hartford, he holds degrees in both Music Education and Music Performance. He studied percussion with Alexander Lepak, and vibraphone with Gary Burton. Mr. LaRosa has also been a successful workshop presenter in the field of percussion education, and is active as a performer.[1]

Works for Percussion

Chamber Piece for Solo Vibraphone - Vibraphone
Coming in Glory - Vibraphone; Alto Saxophone; Trombone
Contemporary Contest Solo - Snare Drum
Creation and Rebirth - Percussion Quintet
Drum Set Etude No. 1 - Drumset
Drum Set Etude No. 2 - Drumset
First Voyage of Auki Badorkins - Percussion Quintet
Latin March - Percussion Trio
Noble Endeavor - Snare Drum
Ode to an Irish Pumpkin - Vibraphone
One for Two - Percussion Duo
Rhapsody for Solo Drum Set - Drumset
Second Suite for Solo Snare Drum - Snare Drum
Snare Drum Solo for the Young Musician - Snare Drum
Suite for Solo Snare Drum - Snare Drum
Swing Shift - Percussion Duo - (Drumset)
The Ancient of Ancients - Multiple Percussion; Bassoon
The Case Of Nietzsche - Vibraphone
The Good News - Percussion Quartet; Dancer
Trinity I: Rock Sextet - Percussion Sextet
Visions of the Apocalypse - Percussion Quintet
Wait for the Paraclete - Percussion Quintet