Casey Cangelosi is a rising composer and percussionist in the contemporary music world. Casey has been called "the Paganini of percussion," his technique deemed, "ridiculous...he has a stunning command of the marimba," his compositions hailed as "imposing and exhilarating," and by the Classical Marimba League, "A marimbist of magisterial power, and insight."
Cangelosi has appeared as a performer and clinician at some of today's most recognized festivals including the Piteå Percussion Repertoire Festival in Piteå, Sweden; the 2010 International Marimba Festival in Minneapolis, Minnesota; and the 2011 Zeltsman Marimba Festival in Appleton, Wisconsin. He has received numerous composition awards from the Massachusetts Percussive Arts Society, Sam Houston State University, and the Classical Marimba League. He has been commissioned for new compositions by request of the University of Delaware, Texas Christian University, Utah State University, California Institute for the Arts, Rice University, The Percussive Arts Society, and many individual interests.
Casey has won several performance awards from academic institutions as well as the Percussive Arts Society; he is also a MTNA National Young Artist.