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.