On Monday, April 8th, 2019, John Adams Bands hosted a guest percussionist, Cameron Leach, for a clinic and solo recital. During the clinic, there were three students who performed solos on the snare drum and marimba and one piece that was performed by the full percussion ensemble. All students received valuable feedback that they can use to improve their music for future performances. 

We are very thankful for the special opportunity to work with a professional musician one-on-one and to listen to his astounding recital! Thank you, Cameron Leach, and everyone who came out to the clinic and recital! 

Below are pictures and video from the event. 

Cameron Leach earned his undergraduate degree in Instrumental Music Education from Capital University in Columbus, OH and his master’s degree in Percussion Performance and Literature from Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. He has performed as a soloist and in multiple ensembles, including the Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps, Rhythm X, and the World Percussion Group (co-principal). As a soloist, he has won many competitions, including the PASIC Solo Artist Competition, Black Swamp Percussion Solo Competition, and the Yamaha Young Performing Artist Competition. Mr. Leach has premiered a number of pieces and has had many works commissioned specifically for him, some of the composers being Emmanuel Séjourné and Alejandro Viñao. He has traveled nationally and internationally to perform and provide masterclasses and clinics. Mr. Leach is endorsed by Malletech, SABIAN, Black Swamp Percussion, and Beetle Percussion.