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 Senior Instructor of Percussion and Jazz at Colorado State University where he teaches lessons, percussion ensemble, drumline, Jazz Pedagogy, Percussion Methods, Jazz History and Jazz Ensemble II. Mr. Stroman is also very active in the marching arts and is currently the Artistic Director for The Battalion Drum and Bugle Corps in Salt Lake City, UT. Shilo is a Yamaha Performing Artist and proud endorser of Sabian, Promark and Evans products. Clinic presentations have also been a large part of Shilo's career including several Percussive Arts Society 'Days of Percussion' and the 2014 Percussive Arts Society International Convention.
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.