Marc Damoulakis, born in Massachusetts, is currently a member of the Percussion Section of the Cleveland Orchestra and faculty member of DePaul University. Prior to joining the Cleveland Orchestra in 2006, Mr. Damoulakis performed regularly with the New York Philharmonic for three seasons. He has held tenure positions as principal timpanist of the Long Island Philharmonic, assistant principal percussion of the Harrisburg Symphony and percussionist in the Sun Valley Summer Symphony. Marc has also played with the Atlanta Symphony, Houston Symphony, Kirov Orchestra, Canadian Brass, and Florida West Coast Symphony.
As a chamber musician, he performed a joint recital of piano percussion music with Emanuel Ax at Lincoln Center. He was also a founding member of the Time Table Percussion Quartet based in NYC.
He has taught master classes and clinics nationally, traveling to the Manhattan School of Music, Boston Conservatory, Cleveland Institute of Music, University of Miami, and DePaul University.
As a student, he participated in the Tanglewood Music Center, Spoleto Festival Italy and the Pacific Music Festival. He is an alumni of the New World Symphony, were he studied with music director Michael Tilson Thomas. Marc received a bachelor's degree in Music from Manhattan School of Music, studying with Chris Lamb, Duncan Patton, and James Preiss.