THE BATTALION EDUCATION & DESIGN STAFF
SHILO STROMAN: ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, COMPOSER AND ARRANGER
A versatile performer, Mr. Stroman’s credits range from playing triangle in symphonyorchestras, electric bass in salsa bands, drums in funk bands and flower pots in chamber groups. Performing Stroman originals, Red Hot Chili Pepper covers and the occasional country tune, Shilo's contemporary jazz quartet, Square Peg, released their first recording, “Searching" in 2013. In 2006, he commissioned and performed the world premiere of “Sticks and Stones” variations for drumset and wind ensemble by Jim Bonney. Shilo can also be heard on various Jazz and singer/songwriter recordings. Clinic presentations have also been a large part of Shilo's career including several Percussive Arts Society 'Days of Percussion' and most recently the 2014 Percussive Arts Society International Convention.
Shilo is Special Assistant Professor of Percussion and Jazz at Colorado State University where he teaches lessons, freshman percussion ensemble, drumline, Jazz Pedagogy, Percussion Pedagogy and is charge of the Jazz combo program. Mr. Stroman is also very active in the marching arts and is currently the Artistic Director and Front Ensemble Caption Head/Arranger for The Battalion Drum and Bugle Corps (Salt Lake City, UT), Composer for the 2016 WGI Concert Open Class World Champion Dakota Ridge High School (Littleton, CO) and arranger for Fossil Ridge High School (Ft. Collins, CO) Loveland High School (Loveland, CO). He also writes and consults for several other schools nation wide. Shilo is a Yamaha Performing Artist and proud endorser of Sabian, Promark and Evans products.
Shilo's main avenue for composition is as show designer for top marching bands and WGI percussion ensembles. From percussion arrangements to full original wind and percussion compositions, Shilo is a versatile compser. His arrangements/compositions have been performed by: Colorado State University, Texas A&M Kingsville, Fossil Ridge High School, Loveland High School, Dakota Ridge High School, The Battalion Drum and Bugle Corps and many other high schools around the country. He also loves to compose for his Jazz Quartet, Square Peg as well as the NOCO Artists chamber ensemble.