Members of the IUP Jazz Ensemble and the IUP Percussion Studio participated recently in a Zoom clinic with Tony Miceli. Miceli is an internationally renowned jazz vibraphonist.
Miceli is also an inspired educator who has delivered vibraphone master classes all over the world, including Ireland, Germany, South Korea, and Italy. Miceli created Vibes Workshop, a virtual meeting place and teaching tool that has reached 4,000 student and professional members. Miceli is adjunct associate professor at the Philadelphia University of the Arts and also teaches at Temple’s Boyer College of Music, He is a guest lecturer at the Curtis Institute of Music.
Miceli has performed at jazz festivals including the Hilton Head Island Jazz Vibes, the Daegu Festival in Daegu, Korea, the International Percussion Festival in Lima, Peru, the Limerick Jazz Festival in Ireland, and the Montreal Jazz Festival. In addition, the Exit Zero Jazz Festival in Cape May, NJ, the Somers Point Jazz Festival in Somers Point, NJ, the Rehoboth Beach Festival in Delaware, and the Vail Colorado Jazz Festival have all hosted Miceli. As a group leader, sideman, and recording artist, Miceli has performed with top musicians, including David Liebman, Jimmy Bruno, Ken Peplowski, John Blake, Diane Monroe, John Swana, Joe Magnarelli, Steve Slagle, Larry McKenna, Gerald Veasley and many others.
Kevin Eisensmith conducts the IUP Jazz Ensemble. Michael Kingan is director of the IUP Percussion Ensemble.
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