Jonathan Michael Glaze
Percussion/Music Education



The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Master of Arts in Percussion Performance (2012)

Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

Bachelor of Music Education (2010)

Bachelor of Music in Percussion Performance (2010)


John Parks, Dan Moore, James Dreier, Alexander Jiménez, William Fredrickson, Clifford Madsen, Keith Lloyd, Lee Beddis, Brian Tinkel

Additional Instruction

Keith Aleo, Anders Astrand, Thom Burritt, James Campbell, Omar Carmenates, Chris Deviney, Payton MacDonald, Linda Maxey, Jeff Moore, Blake Tyson, Lee Vinson

Teaching Certification

-Music (Grades P - 12), State of Georgia Department of Education

-Music (Grades K - 12), State of Florida Department of Education

-Orff-Schulwerk (Level I), Florida State University Center for Professional Development


Upper School Band Director/Middle School General Music Instructor, Holy Innocents Episcopal School, Atlanta, GA (2012 – Present)

Duties include organizing and teaching high school band; organizing and teaching pep band for sporting and special events; organizing and teaching jazz band; coordinating and organizing four concerts a year in conjunction with the other band directors, orchestra director, and choir director, including full orchestra and full orchestra with choir formats; shaping and leading the overall band program including 4th through 12th grade students; designing and teaching the middle school general music classes; creating innovative and interesting ways to integrate technology into the music curriculum for the entire music faculty; performing with any and all music ensembles at Holy Innocents’ as requested

Percussion Instructor, Lassiter High School, Marietta, GA (2014 – Present)

Duties include working in a team environment alongside world-class instructors, arrangers, clinicians, directors, and administrators; teaching all aspects of marching percussion to multiple levels of students, from absolute beginners to significantly advanced high school students; teaching marching technique and visual responsibilities of the percussionists; actively motivating students to achieve the highest level of performance; teaching logistics and maintenance specific to percussion

Percussion Coordinator/Director, Johns Creek High School, Johns Creek, GA (2012 – Present)

Duties include administrating the percussion program as a whole; leading the percussion staff; writing and teaching exercises to the battery percussion and front ensemble; working with the band directors in show design; writing and teaching music for the marching percussion ensemble; teaching percussion technique in playing and marching; instruction in logistics and maintenance; maintaining a positive and team-oriented environment

Percussion Coordinator/Director, Campbell High School, Smyrna, GA (2012 – 2013)

Duties include leading the percussion staff; making sure the percussion program is moving in a positive direction through the shaping of a comprehensive curriculum; teaching percussion technique in playing and marching; working to design and realize the marching band show as a part of the design team; teaching logistics and maintenance unique to percussion; teaching marching technique to the entire band

Director of Percussion, Jefferson High School, Cedar Rapids, IA (2011 – 2012)

Duties include instruction of percussion ensemble and marching percussion ensemble; writing and teaching music, exercises, and cadences; teaching weekly master classes on a variety of percussion instruments in standard performance practice; instruction in logistical and maintenance responsibilities; consulting in overall marching band show design; designing of educational plan for percussion students; leading the percussion staff

Director of Percussion, Iowa City West High School, Iowa City, IA (2011 – 2012)

Duties Include instruction of the upperclassmen and freshmen marching percussion ensembles; arrangement of music to fit ensemble size; writing and teaching percussion cadences; writing and teaching exercises appropriate for each individual ensemble; instruction of marching and playing technique; consulting in overall show design

Teaching Assistant, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA (2010 – 2012)

Duties include instruction of undergraduate applied percussion lessons; assistant direction of percussion ensemble; screening of undergraduate progress as a jury panel member; organizing and logistically handling all aspects of percussion for three orchestras as the principal player; teaching sections in percussion methods; maintaining the percussion ensemble library; handling maintenance and logistical needs of percussion equipment and environments; logistically handling and organizing equipment moves for all performances involving percussion

Instructor of Percussion, Florida State University Music Camps, Tallahassee, FL (2010)

Duties include auditioning and placing middle and high school students into ensembles; administrating and conducting percussion ensembles; administrating percussion sectionals; assisting students inside full band rehearsals; organizing percussion equipment among four simultaneous ensembles

Director of Percussion, Thomasville Road Academy of Arts, Tallahassee, FL (2005-2010)

Duties include applied percussion lessons to students of all ages and skill levels in many varieties of percussion performance and practice; maintenance and logistical handling of all percussion equipment

Assistant Snare Drum Technician, Carolina Crown Drum Corps, Fort Mill, SC (2008)

Duties include instruction in fundamentals of marching snare drum technique; organization of percussion equipment for rehearsals; auditioning students while in a mass setting


  1. -“Civitas: Cities Lost and Found” - Music by Yagisawa, Berlioz, Verdi, Ticheli, Debussy, and Pann

    2014 Lassiter High School Marching Percussion Ensemble

(Joint Project with Joel Boss)

-  “The Ascension” – Original music by Robert W. Smith

2014 Johns Creek High School Marching Percussion Ensemble

(Joint Project with Joel Boss)

-“Carmina Burana” – Music from Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana

2013 Johns Creek High School Marching Percussion Ensemble

-“Zorro” – Music from the 1998 film The Mask of Zorro

2013 Campbell High School Marching Percussion Ensemble

-“The Climb” – Original music by Gary P. Gilroy

2012 Johns Creek High School Marching Percussion Ensemble

-“This New World” – Music from Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9

2012 Jefferson High School Band of Blue Drumline

-“West Side Story” – Music from Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story

  2011 Jefferson High School Band of the Blue Drumline

  (Joint Project with Oliver Molina)



Northstar Percussion (2012-Present)

Freelance Performance in the Atlanta, GA area (2012 – Present)

The Eckert Experience Percussion Group (2010-2012)

Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra (Utility Percussion 2008-2010)

Sinfonia Gulf Coast (Section Percussion 2007-2010)

Carolina Crown Drum Corps (2006-2008)

Section leader, Center Snare Drum, Soloist, Section Snare Drum

The University of Iowa (2010-2012)

Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Symphony Band, Percussion Ensemble, Graduate Percussion Quartet, PanAmerican Steel Band, Steel Band II, Center for New Music Ensemble

Florida State University (2005-2010)

University Symphony Orchestra, University Philharmonia Orchestra, Wind Orchestra, Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Percussion Ensemble, Chamber Percussion Ensemble, Marching Chiefs


Percussive Arts Society

Percussive Arts Society, The University of Iowa

Percussive Arts Society, Florida State University

Professional Educators Network of Florida

National Association of Music Education

Georgia Music Education Association

Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Iowa (2010 – 2012)

The Florida State University Honors Program (2005 – 2010)

Florida Academic Scholars Award (2005-2010)


Dr. John W. Parks, IV

Associate Professor of Percussion

Florida State University

College of Music, HMU 115

Tallahassee, FL 32306


       Mr. Alfred Estep

Director of Bands

Johns Creek High School

5575 State Bridge Rd.

Johns Creek, GA 30022

(770)623-2138, ext. 184


Mrs. Heidi Domescik

Fine Arts Department Chair

Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School

Fine Arts Building

               805 Mt. Vernon Hwy, NW

Atlanta, GA 30327

(404)255-4022, ext. 392