About Mark Shelton

Mark Shelton’s career includes success as a percussion soloist, producer, author, educational consultant, drum circle facilitator, and content creator. An active freelance musician, his performance credits include percussion work with Gateway Worship, North Carolina Symphony, Strata Big Band, Dallas Winds, Daystar Singers and Band, Shreveport Symphony, Wichita Falls Symphony, TALEA, and Tin Roof Tango. A current member of the Texas Commission on the Arts touring roster, Mark has presented The Strike, Scrape, & Shake Show to thousands of students in schools and libraries. Mark has appeared as a featured artist at the North Carolina and West Texas Days of Percussion, the Percussive Arts Society International Convention, and state music educator conventions in Texas, Florida, and Nebraska. Articles by Mark have been published in Worship Musician!, Percussive Notes, Activate!, and Dulcimer Players News. His solo albums, Music From My Galaxy and Handpan Serenade, are available on iTunes, Amazon Music, and Spotify. Mark is the author of six books for elementary music published by Heritage Music Press and his keyboard compositions are published by Per-Mus Publications and HoneyRock. Mark is an endorsing artist with REMO, Toca Percussion, Grover Pro Percussion, Natural Acoustics Lab, and One Beat Better.