Click here to join Strike, Scrape, and Shake, a live virtual program happening at 4:30pm.

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Entertaining and Educational! Renowned percussionist Mark Shelton treats students to a high-energy music-learning experience as they enjoy performances on instruments from the percussion family. Mark shares a bit of percussion history along with interesting information about the instruments. This fast-paced program features world-class performances on Cajon, Hammered Dulcimer, Marimba, Electronic Percussion, Drums, Rhythm Bones, Handpan, and MORE. Lots of sound! Lots of variety! Lots of FUN!

Mark Shelton has presented hundreds of arts-in-education performances as a percussion soloist and as leader of the world music ensemble Tin Roof Tango. From the early days of his career as Visiting Artist at Coastal Carolina Community College to his current work as a soloist, clinician, sideman, and entrepreneur, Mark has created programs, products, and educational services for a variety of ages and topics. An active freelance musician, his performance credits include percussion work with Gateway Worship, North Carolina Symphony, Strata Big Band, Dallas Winds, Daystar Singers and Band, Shreveport Symphony, TALEA, and the Metroplex Marimba Band. Mark has appeared as a featured artist at the North Carolina and West Texas Days of Percussion, the Percussive Arts Society International Convention, and state music educator conventions in Texas, Florida, and Nebraska. Articles by Mark have been published in Worship Musician!, Percussive Notes, Activate!, and Dulcimer Players News. His solo albums, Music From My Galaxy and Handpan Serenade are available on iTunes, Amazon Music, and Spotify.