Michael Jones is a percussionist currently pursuing a DMA at the University of California San Diego, where he directs the undergraduate percussion studio. His creative and scholarly work focuses on cultural processes and the lyricism of embodied performance. He regularly appears with the percussion ensemble red fish blue fish and other contemporary music projects around southern California. He can be heard on the Naxos, Edition Wandelweiser, and New World labels. He holds a five-year dual BM degree from the University of Hartford, where he studied with Benjamin Toth, and an MA in percussion performance from UCSD. Pedagogy is integral to his practice as a musician, and he’s thrilled to join the teaching faculty at Villa Musica.