Ryan Cullen’s senior recital last night was FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

•April 16, 2015 • Leave a Comment

Last night, 4/15/15, senior percussionist Ryan Cullen performed a monster program including Metascenes for drum set by Keith Lalley; Recitative and Improvisation by Elliott Carter on timpani; Kembang Suling for flute and marimba by Gareth Farr; Marriage of the Lamb by Kevin Bobo on marimba; Stop Speaking by Andy Akiho for snare drum; and movement 1 of the Sejourne Vibraphone Concerto.  A huge program for any collegiate undergraduate student.  Yet, the most impressive part is that Ryan is a jazz major and he has the skills to play classical percussion at this level. BRAVO RYAN!!!!!!!!!!!

Latin Percussion masterclass today with Cintron brothers Edgardo and Noel

•April 8, 2015 • Leave a Comment

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Don Liuzzi masterclass on Beethoven symphonies 7&9

•April 2, 2015 • Leave a Comment

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students pictured with Don Liuzzi are Dominick Palazzo, Sal Mazzotta, Glenn Dawson and Stephen Fleming

Super-fantastic Pines of Rome masterclass today with Philadelphia Orchestra percussionist Anthony Orlando.

•March 6, 2015 • Leave a Comment


pictured: Anthony Orlando (conducting) with Dylan Cahill, Glenn Dawson, Ryan Cullen, Stephen Fleming, Erik Marley and Sal Mazzotta

Percussion Ensemble concert 11/24/14

•November 25, 2014 • Leave a Comment

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(above) group photo after performance of Ionisation

(below) Musee a Marimba Quartet by Kevin Bobo

with Ryan Cullen, Glenn Dawson, Sal Mazzotta and Stephen Fleming

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Ivan Bilic masterclass group photo

•November 17, 2014 • Leave a Comment


l. to r.  Sal Mazzotta, Liam Parsons, Eddie Hodan, Glenn Dawson, Dominick Palazzo, Dean Witten, Ivana Bilic, Ryan Cullen, Stephen Fleming, Tyler Steinbronn, John Keifer-Kelly, Dylan Cahill, Enoch Jeon, Juan Nicdao, Justin Seenerine, Nyzaina McDonald, Laura DiStefano.

Ryan Cullen wins 2014 Rowan University soloist competition!!

•November 14, 2014 • Leave a Comment
Congratulations to senior jazz education major, Ryan Cullen, who won our Rowan University concerto soloist competition with the Sejourne Concerto for Vibraphone and String Orchestra. Ryan becomes the 30th student in my percussion studio to win this competition over the past 36 years. Way to go Ryan!!!!

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