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Kelly Grill


Originally from Minneapolis, MN, Kelly Grill is a classically trained musician and percussionist currently finishing the Doctor  of Musical Arts in Percussion Performance Degree from the University of South Carolina. 

Previously, Kelly served as Adjunct Professor of Percussion at both Brevard College (NC) and at USCA (SC). 

 While Specializing in classical Western percussion, Kelly performs as both soloist and chamber musician in all varieties of  music, ranging from contemporary, avant-garde, jazz, marching,  orchestral and large ensemble, to pop, and world music, to  name a few.

 Kelly has extensive teaching background in both private and public school settings. He taught the Percussion Methods  course at the University of South Carolina (USC), assisted with coaching and conducting the USC Percussion Players  ensemble, and taught private percussion lessons. Kelly has also presented numerous master classes at local high schools  around the Columbia, SC, area. In addition, Kelly has acted as the percussion instructor for  CMS (College Music School) at  USC, and was the percussion instructor with COLA-MUSIC at  USC.

Kelly holds a BM in Percussion Performance from Concordia College (Moorhead, MN), a MM from The Ohio State University  and is completing the DMA in Percussion Performance Degree at the University of South Carolina. His teachers include  Scott Herring, Susan Powell, Joe Krygier, and David P. Eyler.

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