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Dr. Aaron Ziegler



Dr. Aaron Ziegler is a percussionist, educator, and arranger based in Toledo, Ohio. He currently serves as Adjunct Professor of Music at the University of Toledo where he directs the newly formed Rocket Steelband and teaches classes in Ethnomusicology, and Jazz History. He also maintains a private studio of concert percussion, marching percussion, and drum set students of all ages.

As a percussionist, drum set player, and steel pan player, Dr. Ziegler has performed throughout the midwest including the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Toledo Museum of Art, and the Iowa and Ohio days of percussion. He has also performed internationally at the Percussive Arts Society International Conference 2011 and 2013, the Inaugural International Panorama Competition in Trinidad & Tobago in 2015, and served as the percussion adjudicator for the 69th annual Hong Kong Schools Music Festival in Hong Kong, China in 2017.

Dr. Ziegler received his Doctorate of Musical Arts in Percussion Performance and Pedagogy with a secondary area in Ethnomusicology, as well as his Master of Arts from the University of Iowa, and his Bachelor of Music Performance from the University of Toledo. Dr. Ziegler proudly endorses Innovative Percussion sticks and mallets.