Cameron Leach is an American percussionist, educator, and arts leader with a passion for new music. An accomplished soloist and chamber musician, he has performed and given clinics across the United States, Canada, and throughout Europe. Recently, Cameron won the 2017 PAS International Solo Artist Competition, the 2017 Black Swamp Percussion Solo Competition, and served as Co-Principal of the World Percussion Group's European Tour. His latest performances include a Showcase Concert at PASIC 2017 with the Eastman Percussion Ensemble, Emmanuel Séjourné’s Concerto for Marimba and Strings with the McConnell Arts Center Chamber Orchestra, and Jennifer Higdon’s Percussion Concerto with the Capital University Symphonic Winds. In addition to his concertizing, he has a strong background in marching percussion, having won world titles with the Blue Devils Drum & Bugle Corps (2014) and the indoor percussion ensemble Rhythm X (2013). Cameron is a Presser Scholar, a Yamaha Young Performing Artist, and a member of the Percussive Arts Society.
I'm delighted to announce that I won the PAS International Solo Artist Competition at PASIC 2017. I will be recapping my time at the convention in some combination of blogs/vlogs that are forthcoming. But first, turkey!
In other news, I am preparing a 55-minute program that I will perform on February 3rd, 2018, at the Columbus Performing Arts Center in Columbus, Ohio. This will be a nonstop electroacoustic performance funded by the Johnstone Fund for New Music, and will include:
Buttonwood - Evan Chapman
Madera y Viento Metal - Alejandro Viñao
A Greek Tragedy - Dave Maric
Could I Tell You A Little Story About That? - Brian Harnetty
Trilogy - Dave Maric
Ceci n'est pas une balle - Alexandre Esperet
Finally, I am excited to premiere Matt Curlee's Decay No. 2 on my Performer's Certificate/Degree Recital here at Eastman on March 27th, 2018. This program is TBD, but will feature works from above as well as Michael Burritt's newest marimba duo, (Sweet Dreams and) Time Machines.