Michael Barranco currently resides in Fairfax, Virginia as a D.M.A. candidate in Percussion Performance at George Mason University. He is a multifaceted musician, active in the fields of performance, education, and instrument repair. At George Mason, Michael holds the titles of Graduate Lecturer and Graduate Peer Advisor, leading world music courses, coaching percussion ensemble, and assisting graduate students with their imperative needs. At Cameron Elementary school, Michael teaches K-6 general music, leading a new generation of musicians with song, movement, and percussion. As a performer, he holds the positions of principal percussionist with the American Festival Pops Orchestra and Washington Balalaika Orchestra. Michael's current research focuses on the timbral qualities of acoustic percussion instruments and his percussion studies are led by John Spirtas of the Washington National Opera. Michael is endorsed by Artifact Percussion. 


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