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John Kilkenny
John Kilkenny




John Kilkenny is currently Director of Percussion at Mason’s School of Music. He enjoys a multi-faceted career that includes orchestral performances with the National Symphony, Washington National Opera and Ballet, Washington Concert Opera, Cathedral Choral Society, Washington Chorus, Choral Arts Society, the Master Choral of Washington and virtually every other Washington DC area performing arts organization. Sought after as a clinician and guest conductor, Kilkenny has appeared at the Sewanee Summer Music Festival, Juilliard Summer Percussion Academy, John Philip Sousa Foundation National High School Honor Band, the Music for All Summer Symposium, Western International Band Conference, The Virginia Music Educators Conference, and at several universities throughout the country. He has served as Artist in Residence for the Indiana University Summer Percussion Workshop/Academy, as the coordinator of the University of Maryland Summer Percussion Workshop, and has recently been appointed artist in residence at the Sewanee Summer Music Festival. Kilkenny received his Bachelor’s degree from the Juilliard School and a Master’s degree from Temple University. John Kilkenny is a Yamaha Performing Artist and proud sponsor of other leading music industry members such as Vic Firth mallets and Remo drumheads.