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  • Band/Affiliation: Internationally recognized marching composer/arranger
  • Country: United States
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Known for his musical versatility, Jim Casella is a composer and percussion specialist from Portland, Oregon. In addition to writing commissioned works for ensembles across the country, he has created commercial music for clients such as Cadillac, ESPN, and Goodwill, and has composed film scores screening nationally. Considered one of the world's foremost arrangers for marching percussion, his writing style has played a strong role in the success of internationally recognized performing groups such as The Cavaliers (2006-09) and the Santa Clara Vanguard (1996-2004). His concert music is frequently performed nationally and abroad, for which he's received the ASCAP Plus award each year since 2009.

Aside from his career as a composer, Jim Casella is responsible for creating and programming, "Virtual Drumline" - a compositional software tool produced by Tapspace, the publishing company he co-founded and operates. He is an official artist and clinician for Pearl Drums, Adams Percussion, Avedis Zildjian Co., and Remo Inc.

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