Dr. Michael Barranco currently resides in Fairfax, Virginia as a multifaceted musician in the fields of performance, education, and instrument repair. As an educator, Michael leads percussion studies at NOVA Community College (Loudoun) and teaches K-6 general music at Cameron Elementary School. Additionally, he can be found assisting percussion programs in secondary schools throughout Northern Virginia. As a performer, he holds the position of principal percussionist with the American Festival Pops Orchestra and Washington Balalaika Orchestra. Michael's research focuses on the timbral qualities of acoustic percussion instruments. Michael is endorsed by Artifact Percussion.
Reach out to Michael about any performance, repair, educational, or collaborative inquiries.