Jon Weber

Jon Weber is visiting instructor of percussion at the Michigan State University College of Music, where he teaches applied percussion lessons, percussion ensemble, salsa band, and the award-winning Michigan State Drumline. He has presented clinics throughout the United States, and in the summer of 2012 presented clinics and a recital in Colombia. He has served as a panel clinician at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention multiple times. Weber has performed with the Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra, the Lansing Symphony Orchestra, the Brass Band of Battle Creek, the Flint Symphony Orchestra, the Saginaw Bay Symphony Orchestra, the New York Solsti Orchestra, and the Santa Clara Vanguard. He is percussionist for the world fusion group The Nomads, which released its second CD Road Trip in 2007. In 2009, he founded the Michigan State University salsa band, Salsa Verde, which performs across Michigan. Weber also performs regularly with the salsa band Orquesta Ritmo.

Weber taught the Michigan All-State percussion program at Interlochen from 2007-2009. He has also taught percussion at Oklahoma State University. He has performed Michael Daugherty’s timpani concerto Raise the Roof with the MSU Wind Symphony and Bartok s Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion with Orchestra with the MSU Symphony Orchestra. Weber heads the percussion faculty for the summer Performing Arts Camp at Michigan State University. With the MSU Drumline, he has presented performances at the Bands of America Grand National Championships, the Percussive Arts Society International Convention, and wherever the Spartans play football. From 2004 – 2011, Weber was composer / arranger for the Detroit Pistons Drumline, which has performed at NBA games in Detroit and Chicago, with Kid Rock on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and the 2006 NBA All-Star Game in Houston, Texas. University and NBA Drumlines have performed his percussion arrangements across the United States. Weber received his DMA in Percussion Performance from Michigan State in 2008. He is a Yamaha Performing Artist and member of the Vic Firth Education Team.