About Micheal Barnes

Micheal Barnes is a freelance percussionist based in Cincinnati, OH. He has performed at various conferences including the National Conference on Percussion Pedagogy, PASIC, National Flute Association Convention, and the International Clarinet Association ClarinetFest.

Micheal has presented papers on percussion pedagogy, embodied cognition, and conceptual metaphor theory at NCPP, PASIC, and the CHRONOS Multi-Disciplinary International Percussion Symposium and has published articles in Percussive Notes and Rhythm! Scene. His theory master’s capstone portfolio contains writings on the works of Applebaum, Druckman, Bach, and Abe, focusing on elements of embodied cognition, the interaction of instruments, bodies, and analysis, and the use of Schenkerian concepts in percussion pedagogy.

Micheal holds an MM in Music Theory and an MM in Percussion Performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and a BM from the University of Oklahoma.

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