Laurel Black and Mike Cerreto
Laurel Black finds her passions for playing and movement joyfully colliding in research, writing, performance and commissions. She is published in Rhythm! Scene and abroad, and her blog – Laurel Black Music – has over 30,000 reads. She and her husband, Casey Cangelosi, jointly teach the percussion studio at JMU and host the @ Percussion podcast. In addition to founding chamber groups L+M Duo and Balletik Duo, she serves on the PAS Health & Wellness committee. Sponsors: Majestic, Innovative Percussion.
Michael Cerreto, MS, CPCRT, CSC LDR is a Sports Psychology Counselor and Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapist with A Talented Mind Clinic in Richmond, Virginia. He helps performing artists at all levels improve their mental performance to personalize and advance their artistry. He also helps performing artists create well-rounded personal and professional lives. He has been honored to partner with the Richmond Symphony to help its youth musicians improve their performance.