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Cameron Leach is an American percussionist and educator championing new music through high-energy performances and collaborations. 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 2017 European Tour. His latest highlights include the debut of a new solo show, ELISION, the world premiere of Paul Lansky’s Metal Light for the Percussive Arts Society, a performance of Jennifer Higdon's Percussion Concerto with the Eastman Wind Ensemble, and several concerts with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra as a substitute percussionist. 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.


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current News

The last month and a half has been an absolute whirlwind, and I'm excited for many of the things that are shaping up! I'll preview some upcoming performances for the 2018-2019 season here, as well as some projects that have been in the works and are finally being confirmed. I'll also tease at some things that I can't quite announce yet, but that are very, very exciting!

First up, I've been hard at work booking university tours for recitals and master classes. Most of these dates are now confirmed, with some still being finalized, but here is the general rundown:

  • CALIFORNIA TOUR // Fall 2018 (TBA) // Fresno State, FPU, University of the Pacific, more TBA
  • Guest Artist at Southern Adventist University // September 6, 2018
  • Guest Artist at Lee University // September 7, 2018
  • Guest Artist at Campbellsville University // October 23, 2018
  • FLORIDA TOUR // February 6-15, 2019 // UCF, USF, UNF, Southeastern, more TBA
  • Guest Artist at University of Kentucky // Date TBA

Next up, some highlight performances that I'm stoked for this season:

  • Leach|Peters Duo Performance // July 17, 2018 // Eastman Summer Concert Series
  • Michael Burritt & Eastman Percussion Group // August 25, 2018 // Beijing, China (NCPA)
  • Dave Maric Percussion Concerto (World Premiere) // March 29-30, 2019 // Capital University 100th Anniversary Gala Concert

Okay, now let's get to some top secret information -- apologies for being cryptic:

  • Recently accepted an Adjunct Professor of Percussion position
  • Signed on as a Concert Artist with a percussion company
  • Higdon Percussion Concerto booking with a major US ensemble in 2019-2020

And one final thing -- if you're interested in joining a commission for a new vibraphone + electronics piece by DAVID SKIDMORE, shoot me an email ASAP!

Thank you all for the continued support, and please reach out if you have any comments, questions, etc.!

- May 22, 2018

Trilogy (I. Concentrics) by Dave Maric

Burritt Variations by Alejandro Viñao