Michael D'Angelo is a Grammy nominated drummer and percussionist currently living in Wilmington, NC. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Percussion Performance from the University of North Texas and a Master's degree in Jazz Studies from Indiana University.
Michael is currently a faculty member at the University of North Carolina Wilmington as a lecturer in jazz studies and drum set professor.
Michael was a member of the One O'Clock Lab Band from 2008-2009 and received a Grammy nomination from the band's annual recording, "Lab 2009" for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album. At North Texas, he was also a member of the Wind Symphony and Advanced Percussion Ensemble, premiering new works for chamber and large ensemble.
Michael is best known for being the winner of Modern Drummer Magazine's inaugrual Undiscovered Drummer Contest at the age of twelve. In 2000, he performed at the Modern Drummer Festival and was also featured on Hudson Music's DVD release of that year's festival.
In 2011, Michael was invited to participate in the Ravinia Festival's Steans Music Institute for Jazz, an invitation only workshop for rising jazz performers and composers with mentorship from David Baker, Rufus Reid, Nathan Davis, and Curtis Fuller.
He is an avid performer in all aspects of percussion and musical idioms, including symphony orchestra, large wind ensemble, percussion ensembles, chamber ensembles, musicals, large and chamber jazz ensembles, commissions, solo concerts, and clinics.
He has performed throughout the United States and internationally, including the Modern Drummer Festival, Percussive Arts Society International Convention, the Ravinia festival, Carnegie Hall and Birdland Jazz Club in New York City, Conservatorie de Paris in Paris, France, Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand, and ARICANA in Rosario, Argentina.
He is represented by Pearl Drums, Vic Firth Drumsticks, and Mono Instrument Cases.
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