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Nathaniel Stottlemyer is a music educator, percussionist and ethnomusicologist committed to facilitating intercultural understanding through music specializing in Western, Arab and Latin musics. He is an Adjunct Instructor of Music at Anne Arundel Community College and Percussion Ensemble Director at Annapolis High School, an International Baccalaureate World School in Annapolis, Maryland, Additionally, he maintains a private studio, concertizes and lectures on world music and percussion.
Mr...show moreNathaniel Stottlemyer is a music educator, percussionist and ethnomusicologist committed to facilitating intercultural understanding through music specializing in Western, Arab and Latin musics. He is an Adjunct Instructor of Music at Anne Arundel Community College and Percussion Ensemble Director at Annapolis High School, an International Baccalaureate World School in Annapolis, Maryland, Additionally, he maintains a private studio, concertizes and lectures on world music and percussion.
Mr. Stottlemyer is the Director of the Annapolis High Percussion Ensemble. Previously, he was Director of The Brooklyn Park Steel Band and Percussion Ensemble, a group performing a diverse repertory, premiering compositions by himself and percussionist Marla Leigh. Mr. Stottlemyer is the past Director of the Prince George’s County Junior Youth Orchestra in addition to performing a variety of residencies and guest positions. He has composed several pieces for percussion, including solos, duets and ensemble pieces, published by NPS Music. Mr. Stottlemyer has written curriculums in world music, percussion ensemble and music technology in addition to numerous instructional resources for orchestral and hand percussion. His forthcoming book, Latin Styles & Independence for Rock Drummers, is an innovative method exploring the bridges between rock drum patterns and Latin rhythms. He is a sought-after clinician, and has presented at the Maryland Music Educators Association Fall Conference (Columbia, MD, 2013), the New Jersey Music Educators Association Summer Conference (Red Bank, NJ, 2010), the Dupage Clinic (Chicago, Il, 2010), and the Music & Arts National Education Representatives Conference (Baltimore, MD, 2009), among others.
An accomplished percussionist, Mr. Stottlemyer has performed throughout the United States with many notable artists and ensembles, including: Billboard artist and Grammy nominee Jenny Oaks Baker, Alex Sharpe (of Celtic Woman), Rachid Halihal, Hicham Chami, the Luis Garay Ensemble (including a collaboration with the famed Brazilian composer José Antônio Rezende de Almeida Prado), Fuad Foty, Mohsen Saqi, Ron Warren, N. Scott Robinson, the Annapolis Chamber Orchestra, the McLean Orchestra and the Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic Orchestra, among others. He’s appeared at the Kennedy Center, the Music Center at Strathmore, the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Saint Matthew’s Cathedral, the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, in addition to appearances on EWTN and ABC Philadelphia. His recordings include Phases of Love by Keeley West (2013), Crevel’s self-titled debut (2009), and Wind Serenade by the Catholic University of America Chamber Winds (2000).
Mr. Stottlemyer has studied percussion from across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America. His teachers include Michel Merhej Baklouk, Glen Velez, Hossam Ramzy, Murat Coskun, Karim Nagi, N. Scott Robinson, Luis Garay, Larry Bright and Keith MacMichael. He is pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts in Music Education at Boston University where he is researching music production as a transgressive means of music education. He holds a Master of Arts in Ethnomusicology from Liberty University. His thesis, Al’Riq: The Arab Tambourine, is a monograph exploring the development and performance practices of the Arab tambourine. Additionally, Mr. Stottlemyer holds Bachelor of Music in Percussion Performance from The Catholic University of America and a Professional Certificate in Studio Production from Berklee College of Music.
Mr. Stottlemyer is an active member of the Society for Ethnomusicology, the Percussive Arts Society, the National Association for Music Education, Technology Institute for Music Educators, Sabian Education Network and the D’Addario Education Collective. show less