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Dr. Shane Mizicko

Director of Percussion, Percussion Ensemble, Drum Line and Front Ensemble, Steel Drum Band
Office: Dobbins River Campus Center 260

Dr. Shane Mizicko, associate professor of music, is the director of Percussion Studies at Southeast Missouri State University. Before joining the faculty at Southeast in 2005, he was instructor of Percussion Studies at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago, from 2000 until 2005.

Dr. Mizicko's formal training includes: Northwestern University (DM), Evanston, Ill.; Indiana University (MM), Bloomington, Ind.; and Kent State University (BM), Kent, Ohio. He has studied percussion with Michael Burritt, James Ross, Ruben Alvarez, Gerald Carlyss, Jonathan Wacker and Ted Rounds. Dr. Mizicko has also studied composition with Eugene O' Brien, John Ferritto, Frank Wiley and Thomas Janson. As a percussionist and a composer, Dr. Mizicko specializes in contemporary chamber music. He has performed chamber music under the baton of Pierre Boulez and has been coached by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, Marta Ptaszynska, Augusta Read Thomas, William Kraft, Bob Becker, Donald Erb, Michael Daugherty, David Gillingham, Karel Husa, Jack Gallagher and Daniel Godfrey.  Compositions by Dr. Mizicko are published by HoneyRock Publishing in Everett, Penn. and Mesa Music Publishing in Liege, Belgium.


Office phone: (573) 651-2343


River Campus Seminary 254
Department of Music
One University Plaza, MS 7800
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701