Dr. Robert Bridge – Percussion Lessons, Drum Set Lessons, Percussion Ensemble, Latin Ensemble, and Wind Ensemble
Robert Bridge is a Professor of Music at Onondaga Community
College where he was recently honored with the "Chancellor’s Award for
Scholarship and Creative Activities."
In the fall of 2010 he performed a solo recital and taught
at the Shenyang International Percussion Festival in Shenyang,
Robert has degrees from the University of
North Texas (B.M.E.), Southern Methodist University (M.M.), and the Eastman
School of Music (D. M. A.). In 1995 he
was awarded the
Robert has twice been selected to present his research at
the Percussive Arts Society's International Convention - "Traditional
Performance Practices in the Timpani Parts of Beethoven's Symphonies"
(1999) and "An Overview of Steve
Reich’s Sextet” (2002.) Robert has performed
as a solo marimbist in many venues including
"Days of Percussion" in
Vacanti – Percussion Lessons, Percussion Ensemble & OCC Ragtime Mallet
Jennifer Vacanti received her Bachelors in Music Education from SUNY Fredonia. In 1992 she earned her Masters from
Rensselaer County High School Percussion Ensemble and from 1989-1998 directed the Baldwinsville High School percussion ensemble winning two world championships in scholastic concert percussion at the WGI Percussion Finals in Dayton, Ohio.
Outside of teaching, Mrs. Vacanti keeps a busy performing schedule, playing with such groups as the Society for New Music, the Syracuse Symphony, the CNY Music Educator's Wind Ensemble and the Elaine Miller Jazz Collective. In March of 1998, Mrs. Vacanti also performed in the West Point Marimba Orchestra under the baton of Dr. Frederick Fennell.
Vinnie Ludovico – MUS 162P Beginning Hand Drums & Percussion Ensemble (OCC Afro-Cuban Folkloric Ensemble)
Vinnie Ludovico has studied Cuban and Haitian
religious ceremonial drumming with Master Drummer John Amira
(NYC) and Bata /Rumba with "Cachete"Maldonado
Pat Shrieves – Timpani Rep Class
Shrieves has been a member of the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra since September
2005. Prior to being appointed Principal
Timpanist of the SSO, he was the Principal Timpanist of the United States Air
Force Concert Band and Symphony Orchestra in
A native of
Now in his
fourth season in
Chris Ganey – OCC Indoor Marching Percussion Ensemble
Chris is an OCC Indoor Marching Percussion Alumni! He marched with the Syracuse Brigadiers
(1997-1999), the Kingston Grenadiers (2003-2005), and the Empire Statesmen
(2007-Present.) He instructed the
Jordan-Elbridge Drumline (2003-2008.) Chris holds an Associates Degree in
Robyn Launt – OCC Indoor Marching Percussion Ensemble
Robyn Launt holds a Bachelor’s of Music degree from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam and a Master’s of Science in Education for Special Education from SUNY Cortland. She was a member of the DCI Division I Drum and Bugle Corps the Colts (2001), and DCA Drum and Bugle Corps the Brigadiers (2004- present). Robyn has taught various marching bands and winter percussion ensembles in Central NY. She is currently a music teacher at Roxboro Road Middle School for the Cicero- North Syracuse School District and on the percussion staff for the Brigadiers.
Dan MacCollum – OCC Indoor Marching Percussion Ensemble
Dan MacCollum is an OCC Indoor Marching Percussion Ensemble Alumni. Along with playing with OCC, he has marched with The Kingston Grenadiers (2003-2004) and the Empire Statesmen (2007). He currently teaches Middle and High School Bands at Vernon Verona Sherill Central Schools as well as the drumline at Jordan Elbridge (2003-present). He holds his Associates Degree in Music from Onondaga Community College and his Bachelors in Music Education from Ithaca College.