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Dr. Caleb Pickering



Fine Arts 231



Joined Northwest in 2021

Assistant Professor

Percussion and Music Theory


Dr. Caleb Pickering (b. 1990) is currently Assistant Professor of Percussion and Music Theory at Northwest Missouri State University. A frequently requested guest artist and clinician, Caleb’s works are regularly performed internationally, including performances at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention, Texas Music Educators Association Convention, and Phonon Percussion Festival (Taiwan). Caleb was the 2019 composer-in-residence for the World Percussion Group, directed by renowned percussion duo Maraca2, premiering his quartet Powder Keg at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and Bridgewater Concert Hall in the UK. As an active composer, Caleb receives regular commissions from universities and professional ensembles throughout the US and abroad, as well as numerous commissions from individuals. Caleb has been a frequent performer in the Dallas-Fort Worth & Las Vegas areas and was a semi-finalist in the 2017 Italy Percussive Arts Society Snare Drum Competition in Pescara, Italy. Caleb received his Doctorate of Musical Arts degree from James Madison University, Master of Music in Music Performance from University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and his Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Texas A&M University-Commerce. Caleb is a member of the Percussive Arts Society, where he serves on the Composition Committee, Texas Music Educators Association, and the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP). Caleb holds sponsorships with Tama | Bergerault Instruments, Sabian Cymbals, Innovative Percussion, Black Swamp Percussion, and Beetle Percussion. Caleb’s works circulate internationally and are available through C. Alan Publications and Caleb’s self-publishing site