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Joseph Gramley

  • Percussion
  • Teacher


Multi-percussionist Joseph Gramley is a professor of music at the University of Michigan and director of the university's famed Percussion Ensemble.

Gramley's dynamic and exciting performances as a soloist have garnered critical acclaim and enthusiasm from emerging composers, percussion aficionados and first-time concert-goers alike.  He is committed to bringing fresh and inventive compositions to a broad public, and each year he commissions and premieres a number of new works.   His first solo recording, American Deconstruction, an expert rendition of five milestone works in multi-percussion's huge new modern repertoire, appeared in 2000 and was reissued in 2006.   His second CD, Global Percussion, was
released in 2005.