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Scotty Horey- Percussionist. Teacher.


" . . . Scotty Horey, the twin cities' hungriest young percussionist . . . "

                                                                     - New Music Box

Contact:

Phone: (612)703-0247 (please note the recent change)

E-mail: horey002@morris.umn.edu

Facebook: Scotty Horey

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Scotty Horey- Percussionist. Teacher.


" . . . Scotty Horey, the twin cities' hungriest young percussionist . . . "

                                                                     - New Music Box

Contact:

Phone: (612)703-0247 (please note the recent change)

E-mail: horey002@morris.umn.edu

Facebook: Scotty Horey

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Scotty Horey (B.A., M.M.A., D.M.A.) (USA) is a passionate and versatile percussionist, drummer, and teacher based in the twin cities. He performs locally, nationally and internationally as a solo percussion artist, a percussionist/drummer for hire, and is a drums/percussion teacher of all levels: children, teen, college level, and adult. He is currently Assistant Professor/Lecturer of Percussion at the University of Minnesota-Morris, Principal Percussionist of the Mankato Symphony Orchestra, and frequently stands apart from other artists of his generation by being equally active with concert percussion and contemporary drumset. His strongest passions in music and teaching include classical music, contemporary-classical music, progressive rock/fusion, solo marimba, mind/body "holistic" awareness, and cross cultural understanding. His passionate performing and teaching work has brought him through the USA, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Portugal, and Costa Rica, and has earned him a finalist position in the prestigious McKnight Fellowship for Performing Musicians in 2017.  Scotty was called “the Twin Cities’ hungriest young percussionist” by New Music Box, and “a performer of intelligence, raw artistry, and the utmost concentration and energy” by international icon composer James Dillon. His teachers have included some of the best and most accomplished in the world: Fernando Meza, Stuart Marrs, Katarzyna Mycka, and James Dillon. Scotty Horey is an endorsed artist for MAPEX drums, VIC FIRTH sticks, SABIAN cymbals, and MAJESTIC percussion.

In recent years, Mr. Horey has become regularly in demand as a solo artist and guest teacher in Latin America. His exciting solo concerts and inspiring teaching presentations have made his face a recognizable one in nearly every major city in Brazil and Argentina to date. Often sharing artist rosters in international festivals and concert series' as the only American in presence, notable engagements as featured artist include the Marimba2010 International Festival and Conference, the First Annual International Festival of Percussion Ensembles of Costa Rica, the Federal University of Uberlandia International Percussion Festival, the 13th International Percussion Festival Patagonia, the 10th International Percussion Festival of FOJI in Santiago de Chile, Serie Palcos Musicais de Londrina, the International Percussion Festival Salvador, and universities all though-out the continent. His diverse teaching expertise has also been integrated in the students, children, and communities of Latin America, highlighting that cultural exchange and musical comeraderie brings out his most passionate work and deepest sense of purpose, regardless if it's in a large concert hall, or a small town community school. 

Mr. Horey’s primary center of professional pride is his ability to be a versatile percussionist and teacher, adapting himself to the many professional demands of the modern music world through both performance and education. His active teaching schedule in the USA includes private lessons to all ages and levels: children, community members, and college students. His primary teaching philosophy is one of adaptability, flexibility, and open-mindedness to the many different backgrounds and goals of new students, whether they are pursuing careers in music, getting a general education, or simply interested in the basics. Mr. Horey believes that *anyone* can learn and enjoy the art form of percussion and drums, and incorporate it into their lives in some way, and believes in a patient, exploratory, and joyful relationship between student and instructor. 

Mr. Horey maintains active work as a “on call” working percussionist and drummer, performing with professional symphony orchestras, choirs, rock and jazz groups, for recording sessions, and for musical theater. Most notably, Mr. Horey has worked with many prestigious internationally established performers and organizations, including the Minnesota Orchestra, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Ordway Center for Performing Arts, Ohio Light Opera, Cirque de la Symphone on ice, “So" Percussion, Victor Mendoza, Bob Becker, James Dillon, Libby Larsen, Morton Lauridsen, William Bolcolm, and Michael Daugherty. 

Mr. Horey is committed to the development of new musical aesthetics, musical fusions, and expanding audiences in creative and forward thinking ways. Mr. Horey remains one of the few artists to combine both contemporary classical music and rock music into his presentations, and in 2012, he became the first person at the University of Minnesota to present a doctoral music recital playing exclusively with a rock band. In 2008, at the University of Minnesota, Mr. Horey became a pivotal figure in the development of the "Contemporary Music Workshop", a new music ensemble and educational group led by one of the world's leading composers of contemporary classical music: James Dillon. Over the following 4 years, he served as principal percussionist, a lecturer, and administrative assistant to the group, and took part in many composer collaborations, premieres, and guest artist events that enriched the twin cities community. This group has now evolved into the group "113", one of the most active organizations for the development of contemporary classical music in the twin cities.  

Browse www.scottyhorey.com for his complete materials, and follow "Scotty Horey” and “Scotty Horey- Solo Percussion Artist" on Facebook. 

 

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