Meet The 2014 Jersey Surf Percussion Education Team
MICHAEL CARUSO began his drum corps career as a bass drummer with the 1998 and 1999 editions of the Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps, then hailing from Newark, DE. There, he was fortunate enough to be under the tutelage of Colin McNutt and DCI Hall of Inductee Thom Hannum. After his years with the Crossmen, Michael was a member of the instructional staff at the Reading Buccaneers Drum and Bugle Corps from Reading, PA during the 2001, 2002 and 2003 seasons.
Mike is a graduate of the State University of New York College at Potsdam’s Crane School of Music. There, he completed his undergraduate work in Music Education and his graduate work in Percussion Performance. During that time, he studied under Mr. James Petercsak and Dr. Robert Bridge. Other teachers that Mr. Caruso has studied with include Mr. Mark Edwards, Mr. John Oddo and Mr. Michael Osrowitz.
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