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Promark Adds McIntosh and Shah to Artist Family

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• Created: January 18, 2018

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Promark has welcomed Michael McIntosh and Kevin Shah to their family of signature artists.

Michael McIntosh graduated Butler University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music with an emphasis in Composition. From 1997 to 2011, McIntosh was a percussion specialist at Carmel High School in Carmel, Indiana, and he still an active clinician and adjudicator, giving clinics throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia with performed clinics in Japan and Beijing, China. He is also a current adjudicator for WGI and Bands of America.

In addition to designing, coordinating, consulting and composing for marching bands all over the United States, McIntosh is also the percussion coordinator for the Music For All Summer Symposium, as well as the percussion caption supervisor, music coordinator and one of two percussion designers for The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps.

Compositionally, McIntosh has had works commissioned for the Midwest Band Directors Convention as well as the West Point HellCats. Currently, he has works published by SmartMusic, Row-Loff Publications, Yamaha Sounds of Summer, Tap Space Publications, Key Poulan Music, Drop 6 Media, The Hal Leonard Corporation, Innovative Percussion, Marching Show Concepts and Dynamic Marching.

A longtime Evans and D’Addario artist, McIntosh will be teaming up with Promark for a line of signature Snare and Tenor drum implements.

“I am beyond excited to be a member of the Promark family,” McIntosh says. “After getting a chance to see the Promark ‘farm-to-table’ process, and meeting with their creative team to discuss the vision, I felt immediately at home. What D’Addario is capable of and the reach they have is unprecedented. I can’t wait to get started with Promark!”

On the other hand, Shah is active designer and educator in the world of the marching arts. Known for his innovative work in marrying acoustic winds and percussion with electronic sound design, Shah has designed for some of the top ensembles in the pageantry arts. He is the music designer for Arcadia High School, Broken City Percussion, and also serves as Music Coordinator and a Percussion Arranger for the Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps from Denver, Colorado. Many of his works for marching band and percussion ensemble can be found on projectRISEmusic.com, a music publishing company he owns and operates.

He has a passion for outreach, education, and travel fostered through his work with Winter Guard International, Drum Corps International, and the Arcadia Music and Arts Symposium. He serves on the DCI Rules and Systems Task Force, the WGI Board of Directors as well as the WGI Percussion Steering Committee.

Shah holds a B.M. in percussion performance from UCLA where he studied with Mitchell Peters, and an M.M. in percussion performance from the Juilliard School of Music where he studied with Greg Zuber, Daniel Druckman, Gordon Gottlieb, Joseph Pereira, and Roland Kohloff. As a percussionist, he has performed with many orchestras, including the Metropolitan Opera and Pacific Symphony.

“I’m extremely excited about this new partnership with Promark,” Shah says. “Being a part of the D’Addario family for over a decade through my relationships with Evans Drumheads, I’ve had an opportunity to see the kind of innovation and forward thinking fostered by this company. It’s truly amazing to be involved in Promark’s renaissance and I can’t wait to show the world what we’ve been working on.”

Shah has been an Evans artist since 2003.

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