Curriculum Vitae

PERSONAL INFORMATION
CURRICULUM VITAE
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Michael Timothy Pratt
2641 West Calle Genova, Tucson, AZ 85745 mtpratt@mac.com www.mtprattpercussion.com
(970) 759-2871
EDUCATION
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August, 2019 Anticipated
2010
2007
Doctoral of Musical Arts, Percussion Performance University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Minor, Music Education
Current GPA 4.0
Master of Music, Percussion Performance Belmont University, Nashville, TN
GPA 3.7
Bachelor of Music, Percussion Performance Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO
Minor, Religious Studies
GPA 3.2
Primary Private Instructors Dr. Morris Palter
Dr. Christopher Norton Dr. John Pennington
Drum Set Instructors Chester Thompson
Zoro
Derico Watson
Orchestral Teacher
Richard Graber, Nashville Symphony Orchestra

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
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2017-2019
Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ Ensemble Director: Speakeasy Ragtime Band, Crosstalk Electronic Percussion Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble Instructor of Record: Percussion Methods Class
Assistant Director: UA Steel (steel pan ensemble) Instructor of Record: Applied Percussion Lessons
Mountain View High School, Tucson, AZ Drum Line Instructor
Durango High School, Durango, CO
Assistant Band Director, Battery and Pit Director, Percussion Ensemble Director, Drum Line Arranger
iAM Music Institute, Durango, CO
Drum Set Instructor, Ensemble Instructor, Basic Theory Instructor, Outreach Initiatives, Summer Camp Music Styles Co-Teacher

W.O. Smith Music School, Nashville, TN
Drum Set Instructor, Summer Camp Theory Co-Teacher, Ensemble Director, Percussion Ensemble Arranger
UpBeat Percussion Program, CFA, University of Arizona , Tucson, AZ Collaboration with U of A College of Fine Arts Outreach Initiative Drum Ensemble Instructor, Music Fundamentals Co-Teacher
HIGH SCHOOL

2017 2015-2016
2015-2016
2011-2014
ELEMENTARY 2016-Current
INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR/PRIVATE STUDIO
2018-2019 2017-2019 2016-2017 2015-2016 2011-2014 2011-2014 2011-2014 2011-2014
Artistry Academy, Tucson, AZ, drum set instructor, all ages
Music and Dance Academy, Tucson, AZ, drum set instructor, all ages Allegro School of Music, Tucson, AZ, drum set instructor, all ages iAM Music, Durango, CO, drum set instructor, all ages
Rose Music Group, Nashville, TN, drum set instructor, special needs W.O. Smith Music School, Nashville, TN, drum set instructor, all ages School of Worship, Franklin, TN, drum set instructor, all ages
School of Rock, Franklin, TN, drum set instructor, all ages

PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE
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2006-2007, 2016
2019
2017-2018 2015-2016 2008-2011 2006-2007, 2016
Collegiate 2016-2018
2018-2019 2008-2010 2003-2007
Music in the Mountains Festival Orchestra, Durango, CO Directors: Guillermo Figueroa and Mischa Semantizky Percussionist, auxiliary position
Opera in the Ozarks, Eureka Springs, AR Director: Dr. Thomas Cockrell Timpanist/Principal Percussion
Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra, Tucson, AZ Director: Linus Lerner, DMA
Timpanist, auxiliary
Southwest Civic Winds, Durango, CO
Director: Dr. Mark Walters
Principal percussion
Nashville Philharmonic Orchestra, Nashville, TN
Director: Dr. Chris Norton
Percussionist, auxiliary timpanist
San Juan Symphony, Durango, CO Director: Arthur Post
Percussionist, core position
University of Arizona Wind Ensemble, Tucson, AZ Director: Dr. Chad Nicholson
Principal percussion, showcase performance CMTBA University of Arizona Wind Symphony, Tucson AZ
Director: Dr. Chad Shoopman
Principal percussion
Belmont University Symphony Orchestra, Nashville, TN
Director: Dr. Robert Gregg
Principal percussion
Fort Lewis College Wind Ensemble, Durango, CO
Director: Dr. Mark Walters
Principal percussion, featured concerto soloist

SELECT PERFORMANCES: CHAMBER AND SOLO
Apr. 2019
Mar. 2019 Mar. 2019 Mar. 2019 Dec. 2018
Nov. 2018 Jun. 2018
Feb. 2018
Nov. 2017
Nov. 2016
Feb. 2017
Jan. 2017
Apr. 2018 Dec. 2017
Northern Arizona University Percussion Ensemble, Flagstaff, AZ Guest marimba soloist, Tiger Dance, Jeffrey Dennis Smith NAU Percussion Ensemble spring concert
Arizona Day of Percussion, Tucson, AZ
UA Percussion chamber ensemble performance
Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ Solo performance, clinic, and masterclass
Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO Solo performance and clinic Carmina ex Claustris, Tucson, AZ.
Synergy chamber group
Chamber and solo works by Hans Werner Henze, Vincent Persichetti, Rebecca Clark, Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf, Alan Hovhaness, Klaus George Roy, Charles Ives.
“La hija de Rappaccini,” Tucson, AZ
UA Opera Theater hosted by UA Environmental Services
Tocálo Tucson, Tucson, AZ
World premiere of percussion ensemble pieces by William Cahn and Casey Cangelosi.
Arizona Symphony Orchestra, Tucson, AZ
Concerto Performance, President’s Concert, Crowder Hall Emmanuel Sejourne Concerto for Vibraphone and Orchestra
Music+ Festival, Tucson, AZ
“DNA,” with guest conductor Joan Tower
UA Percussion Ensemble, Crowder Hall Music+ Festival, Tucson, AZ
Kurt Weill,“Three Penny Opera,” University of Arizona Chamber
Winds
Stravinsky’s “Les Noces,”, Tucson, AZ
University of Arizona Chamber Singers/Stevie Eller Dance
Company, Stevie Eller Performing Arts Center
DMA Qualifying Recital, Tucson, AZ
Works by Andrew Thomas, Casey Cangelosi, Iannas Xenakis, Eckhard Kopetzki, Holsclaw Rectital Hall, FFSOM
DMA Chamber Recital, Juan Mantoya, Tucson, AZ
Invited, Andy Akiho “21” Holsclaw Recital Hall, FFSOM
DMA Chamber Music Recital, Tucson, AZ
Works by Kevin Puts, Lou Harrison, Michael Kaelstrom, Andy Akiho, Holsclaw Recital Hall, Fred Fox School of Music

Mar. 2018
Apr. 2010
Apr. 2010
Dec. 2009
Nov. 2008 Oct. 2008 May 2007
Apr. 2007
Mar. 2007
May 2006
Apr. 2006 Oct. 2006 Mar. 2006
2003, 2004 2005, 2006
DMA Solo Recital, Tucson, AZ
Works by Thomas Lang, Emmanuel Sejourne, Astor Piazzolla, original work, and commissioned work from Zach Koors
MM Recital, Nashville, TN
Works by Andrew Thomas, Dave Hollinden, J.S. Bach, Chris Deane, Akiro Yuyama
Graduate Honors Recital, Belmont University, Nashville, TN Solo Marimba, “Merlin” by Andrew Thomas
PBS National TV Special, “Christmas at Belmont, ” Nashville, TN Schermahorn Symphony Center, Belmont Percussion Ensemble
Percussive Arts Society International Convention, Columbus, OH Showcase Concert Performance, American Gamelan Music of Lou Harrison, Woodwork Percussion Ensemble
CD release, “Suite for Violin and American Gamelan,” Durango, CO Woodwork Percussion Ensemble
Fort Lewis College Concert Hall
Animas Music Festival, Durango, CO
Ragtime Xylophone, solo “Charleston Capers” Fort Lewis College Concert Hall
Fort Lewis College Concert Hall
Fort Lewis College Wind Ensemble, Durango, CO
Concerto Performance, Spring Concert, Fort Lewis Concert Hall David Long Marimba Concerto
Senior Recital, Durango, CO
Works by Bob Becker, John H. Beck, Eckhard Kopetzki, David J. Long
Animas Music Festival, Durango, CO
Featured performance with Cyprian Cansiglio, marimba Animas Music Theater
High School Musical, Durango, CO Durango Arts Center, pit percussion
CD release, “Invisible Proverb,” Durango, CO Woodwork Mallet Ensemble
Junior Recital, Durango, CO
Works by Lacey Black, Keiko Abe, Ruud Weiner, Paul Smadbeck, Evelyn Glennie, James Campbell
Student Honors Recital, Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO Works by David Maslanka, Ruud Weiner, Paul Smadbeck

CHAMBER GROUPS Regional
2018-present
2010-2011 Collegiate
2016-2019
2016-2018
2016-2019 2017
2017
2005-2007
2003-2008 2003-2008
SYnERGY, Tucson, AZ
Primarily string bass and percussion duo, but collaborates with other instrumentation/voice frequently. Commissioned and recorded several new pieces.
Pulse [new music ensemble], Nashville, TN
Collective incorporating varied instrumentation. Repertoire consisted of contemporary music.
SpeakEasy Novelty Ragtime Band, Tucson, AZ
Ragtime music of George Hamilton Green arr. for marimba quartet and xylophone soloist. Select performances include benefit dinner for Ronald McDonald House of Charity.
Malleus Graduate Percussion Group, Tucson, AZ
Graduate percussion ensemble responsible for self-organizing, promoting, and repertoire. Performs two concerts a year.
University of Arizona Percussion Ensemble, Tucson, AZ Contemporary percussion repertoire
Crosstalk Electronic Percussion Ensemble, Tucson, AZ
All electronic percussion group using state-of-the-art technology. Arrangements and original repertoire. Instructor of record, featured performance Arizona Day of Percussion.
UA Steel, Tucson, AZ
Assistant instructor of record, featured performances for local elderly communities, and Tucson “Field of Steel.”
Fort Lewis Jazz Band, Durango, CO
Guest artists for jazz festivals include Peter
Erskin, Alex Acuña, Bob Mintzer, and Wayne Bergeron.
Fort Lewis College Percussion Ensemble, Durango, CO Contemporary percussion repertoire
Woodwork Percussion Ensemble, Durango, CO
Contemporary mallet quintet featuring new music and novelty ragtime. Select performances include music outreach concerts to secondary institutions, youth detention facilities, fundraising and alumni gatherings, Animas Music Festival, and for the Colorado State House of Representatives.

National Jazz/Pop Touring Groups
2018
2018
2018 2015-2017 2013-2015 2013-2015 2006-2008
Carlos Arzate, Folkloric/Rock, Tucson, AZ Invited drummer
Wilson-Keaton Trio, Jazz, Tucson, AZ Core drummer
Street Blues Band, Hip Hop/Jazz, Tucson, AZ Invited drummer
Hello Doll Face, Jazz/R&B/Pop, Four Corners Core drummer

Yenisly, Latin/Pop, Nashville, TN Touring/recording drummer
Madison Hardy, Country, Nashville, TN Touring/recording drummer

Lacey Black and Red Rhapsody, Jazz/Pop, Colorado Touring/recording drummer
RESEARCH AND CREATIVE ACTIVITY
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STUDIO WORK
2016 All These Years, Durango, CO
Lacey Black, Lacey Rose Records

2009 Augusta Vain, Nashville, TN
Self-Titled Debut, Circles and Stars Productions
2008 My Reality, Nashville, TN
Cirvant and SOHA, Michael J Head Productions
2007 Unsent Letter, Durango, CO
Lacey Black and Red Rhapsody, Lacey Rose Records
2007 Suite for Violin and American Gamelan, Durango, CO Wood Work Mallet Ensemble
Select Solos, Xylophone solo “Bye Bye Medley,” arr. Bob Becker
Marimba solo “Carousal” by Dave Samuels. 2006 Patient Enough, Durango, CO
Lacey Black and Red Rhapsody, Lacey Rose Records 2006 Invisible Proverb, Durango, CO
Woodwork Mallet Ensemble
Select works for Percussion and Mallet Ensembles.

COMMISSIONS/WORLD PREMIERES
2018 Woven for Caxixi, Electronics, and Drumset, Tucson, AZ Full commission, composer Zach Koors
2018 enSNARE, for snare drum and electronics, Tucson, AZ Full commission, composer Kevin Kay
2018 Theatric No. 11, Tucson, AZ
Full commission, composer Casey Cangelosi
2018 Arizona Fantasy, Tucson, AZ
Partial commission, composer Bill Cahn
2018 Swerve, Tucson, AZ
Consortium, composer Gene Koshinksi
2017 Profiled from Atmospheres, Tucson, AZ
Partial contributor, composer Matthew Burtner
2017 Flux, for Electronics and Percussion, Tucson, AZ Partial commission, composer Kevin Kay

EDUCATION AND PERFORMANCE CLINICS
Mar. 2019 Mar. 2019 2017-2018
Mar. 2017
Jun. 2016 2015-2016 Mar. 2016 Apr. 2009
Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ Clinic and Masterclass
DMA Lecture Recital, Tucson, AZ
Contemporary Solo Snare Drum Literature
Etude Workshop, Regional Honor Band, host, University of Arizona Workshops dedicated to helping high school students prepare the honor band audition material.
Arizona Day of Percussion, Phoenix, AZ

Clinic, Cymbals and Accessories Instruments
iAM Music, Song Styles workshop, Durango, CO
iAM School of Music, Guest Lecturer, performing different musical styles
Presenter, Music Appreciation Clinics, iAM Music Institute,Durango, CO 1 year, question/answer clinics with performances, Hello Doll Face, centered around creating and appreciating music and art.
Ignacio Fine Arts Festival, Ignacio, CO
Main Lecturer and Performance, “What is percussion music,” Southwest Civic Winds Percussion Ensemble (director), 

Belmont University, Nashville, TN Presentation, Japanese Marimba Music

LEADERSHIP AND SERVICE International Level
2017-2018
2017-2018
Advising Committee Member, Interactive Drumming Committee Percussive Arts Society 2 years, attended annual meetings, recorded meeting notes, worked with committee on planning events, coordinating logistics, and outreach ideas.
Contributor, Articles Sub Committee, Interactive Drumming Committee Percussive Arts Society 2 years, contributed ideas for articles involving interactive drumming, drumming for disadvantaged youth, and spiritual concepts related to drumming.

Regional and State Level
2016-2018
2016-2018 2016-present 2015-2016
2011-2013 2000-2005
Collegiate 2018-2019
Assistant and Adjudicator,Regional Honor Bands, University of Arizona Honor Band Festival, 3 seasons, adjudicated percussion auditions, assigned parts and section leaders, coordinated instrument logistics, presented masterclass, performance, facilitated percussion rehearsals.

Advising Committee Member, Southwest Civic Winds Regional Wind Band 1 season, advised on repertoire selection, performance venues, and instrument moving logistics.
Worship Leader, Passion Church, Tucson, AZ
3 years, assisted the music director in worship, song selection, and service.
Music Director, Southwest Civic Winds Regional Percussion Ensemble 1 season, organized, selected repertoire, ran rehearsals, and developed philosophy. Performance and presentation for Ignacio Fine Arts Festival.

Worship Leader, International House of Prayer, Nashville, TN Worship Leader, New Life Church, Durango, CO
Program Coordinator, Tocálo Tucson, Percussion Chamber Music Festival,Assisted by Dr. Morris Palter (director) and Jacob Ransom Secured funding through school arts grants ($2000 total),
product sponsorships, and student tuition waivers ($3000) organized outreach and advertising, coordinated instrument logistics, faculty liaison, and performer. Guest faculty include
Bob Becker, Anders Astrand, Bill Cahn, Casey Cangelosi

2018-2019
2018-2019
2017-2019
Review Advisor, Travel Grants, Graduate Student Council, University of Arizona 2 years (4 rounds per year). Reviewed travel
grant applications submitted by U of A graduate students from all disciplines
Review Advisor, Professional Development Grants, Graduate Student Council, University of Arizona 1 year, (4 rounds per year). Reviewed POD grant applications submitted by U of A graduate students from all disciplines
President, University of Arizona Percussion Department Student Club Organization, 2 years. Created organization bi-laws, applied for grants, secured student funding, organized group meetings

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
2005-2007
Jun. 2005
2017
Participant, Music in the Mountains Teaching Arts Program,
2 summers, professional development for orchestral percussion
Participant, Michael Burritt Marimba Festival
1 week, professional development specific to marimba playing
Participant, Graduate Writing Institute, Graduate School, University of Arizona 3 weeks, summer writing intense for graduate students
AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
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Funded Grants 2017, 2018
2017, 2018
2017, 2018
2x Recipient, Professional Development Grant, Graduate School, University of Arizona
Tocálo Tucson Chamber Music Festival, 2018, 2019, $1000
2x Recipient, GPSC Student Travel Fellowship, Graduate School, University of Arizona, Travel to Percussive Arts Society International Festival, 2017, 2018, $750

2x Recipient, Daveen Fox Student Travel Fellowship, Fred Fox School of Music, University of Arizona Travel to Percussive Arts Society International Festival, 2017, 2018, $250
Scholarships and Fellowships
2019 William and Patricia Carpenter Graduate Fellowship, University of Arizona, $1,325
2019 Fine Arts Completion Fellowship, University of Arizona, $5,125
2016 Carpenter Endowment Fellowship Award, University of Arizona, $1000
 2016 Graduate Tuition Scholarship, University or Arizona, $8000

Student Achievements
2017 Winner, Arizona Symphony President’s Concerto Competition
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
2017 Recipient, Graduate Creative Achievement Award College of Fine Arts
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
2008 Outstanding Graduate in Music Performance, Fort Lewis
College, Durango, CO
2006 Sophomore Musicianship of the Year Award, Fort Lewis
College, Durango, CO
2010 Finalist Jesse Zane’s Music City Drum Off Competition, Nashville, TN
REFERENCES
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Dr. Morris Palter

Associate Professor of Percussion
Fred Fox School of Music
College of Fine Arts, University of Arizona mspalter@email.arizona.edu 520-621-7026
Dr. Chad Nicholson
Director of Wind Bands
Fred Fox School of Music
College of Fine Arts, University of Arizona crnichol@email.arizona.edu
520-621-7024
Dawn T. Corso, Ph.D

Music Education and Ethnomusicology Area Coordinator, Music Education Fred Fox School of Music

College of Fine Arts, University of Arizona
dcorso@email.arizona.edu
520-621-1255
Regional Honors