Jamie Vilseck

James (Jamie) Vilseck is currently serving as Adjunct Professor of Percussion at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, TX where he is the Percussion Coordinator and Percussion Arranger for the Lumberjack Marching Band, director of the steel drum ensemble, and instructs private lessons and percussion methods class. He was previously Percussion Coordinator and Percussion Arranger for the Wildcat Marching Band at the University of Kentucky and held the position of Adjunct Professor at Morehead State University where he taught private lessons, pedagogy, and percussion methods.

While much of his time is devoted to teaching, James is also an eclectic performer, composer, and researcher. James enjoys his frequent concerts with jazz ensembles, steel drum bands, percussion ensembles, wind ensembles, and contemporary chamber music groups. He has performed internationally in Tianjin and Beijing, China and Dublin, Ireland. His research is based around percussion pedagogy, marching percussion, and health and wellness practices.

One of the primary influences on James’ musical career has remained marching percussion. Serendipity led James to his first drum corps show in 2007 and he was immediately hooked. Spending his high school years in Dayton, OH, he was always near many celebrated indoor percussion ensembles and was able to attend many WGI and DCI championships. James was a marching member of the Colts Drum and Bugle Corps (Dubuque, IA) and the Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps (Madison, WI). He also performed with WGI Ensembles including Tates Creek Indoor Ensemble (Lexington, KY) and Matrix (Akron, OH). James continues to work as a designer, arranger, and instructor for competitive ensembles throughout the region. Most recently, he served on staff with both battery and front ensemble sections with various groups, including Tates Creek Indoor Ensemble (Lexington, KY), Cincinnati Tradition (Cincinnati, OH) and Matrix Open (Akron, OH).


An advanced rudimental snare drum solo, showcasing highly challenging rhythms, rudiments, and technical demands.
Duration: 3:30 | Level: Advanced
$14.00
An advanced rudimental snare drum solo, showcasing highly challenging rhythms, rudiments, and technical demands.
Duration: 3:30 | Level: Advanced
$13.00
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