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Caleb Pickering

Percussionist, composer, and educator Caleb Pickering (b. 1990) is currently the adjunct professor of percussion at Southern Virginia University while ABD in his Doctorate of Musical Arts degree at James Madison University, where he is a student of percussionist and composer Casey Cangelosi. Caleb is a frequently requested guest artist and clinician and his works are regularly performed internationally. He was the 2019 composer-in-residence for the World Percussion Group, directed by renowned percussion duo Maraca2, and has received commissions from universities and professional ensembles throughout the US and abroad, as well as numerous commissions from individuals. Caleb was a part of the 2017 Heartland Marimba Festival commissioning project for new educational marimba quartets, and was also the runner-up of the HMF 2015 call for marimba trios competition with his piece Bloodworks. Caleb has been a frequent performer in the Dallas-Fort Worth & Las Vegas areas, and was a semi-finalist in the 2017 Italy Percussive Arts Society Snare Drum Competition in Pescara, Italy. Prior to his Doctoral studies, Caleb received his M.M. in Music Performance from University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and his B.S in Music Education from Texas A&M University-Commerce. He is a member of the Percussive Arts Society, Texas Music Educators Association, and the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP). Caleb endorses Salyers Percussion sticks and mallets, and Majestic instruments.