BM Northern Illinois University
Carl Storniolo is a freelance percussionist who performs with ensembles throughout the Midwest. Carl is a versatile musician with performance credits that include: contemporary music ensembles such as Present Music, Music From Almost Yesterday, and the Chamber Music Institute at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee; extra-percussionist and substitute-percussionist with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra; Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra; percussionist with touring artists such as Frank Sinatra Jr., Aretha Franklin, Johnny Mathis, Don Rickles, Dennis DeYoung and others. Carl manages, composes/arranges and performs with the Pangaea Steel Drum Group. He also performs regularly as vibraphonist, percussionist, and conga player with jazz ensembles, Latin bands, and big bands in the Milwaukee and Chicago areas.
Carl has 20 years experience as a general music teacher and percussion educator. His teaching credits include: K-8 music teacher; faculty instructor with the Cavalier Drum and Bugle Corps; percussion chair at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music; director of the UWM Youth Percussion Ensemble Program; artist-in-residence with the Wisconsin Arts Board; artistic partner with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra A.C.E. program; percussion fundamentals instructor at Alverno College.
Carl is Director of Percussion Studies at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, a position he has held since 2002. He is responsible for studio operations as well as the development of studio curriculum. Teaching duties include studio lessons at the undergraduate and graduate level, coursework such as percussion pedagogy and repertoire, percussion ensemble, percussion fundamentals, and jazz vibraphone.