pax duo, Goshen College, Indiana University South Bend
Micah Detweiler is a sought-after educator and performer in northern Indiana. He is currently the adjunct professor of percussion at Goshen College and at Indiana University South Bend.
As a performer Micah has shared the stage with Third Coast Percussion, been heard on Minnesota Public Radio’s “A Prairie Home Companion”, and been a featured soloist with numerous ensembles. Garrison Keillor described his playing as, “An astonishing beautiful musical event. Everything. All of it. Mesmerizing and Elegant.”
Micah’s most recent performance project is with pax duo, along with collaborator Tristan Swihart. As pax duo they have performed throughout the midwest.
As a marching percussionist, Micah has toured the country as a snare drummer with Legends Drum and Bugle Corps. He has taught high school and college marching percussion sections in Indiana and Wisconsin; most notably the University of Wisconsin Badger Band. While teaching with the Badger Band his arrangements were performed for millions of fans in person and on live TV as the band appeared in the Tournament of Roses Parade and performed the halftime show of the Rose Bowl Game.
Micah’s students have been awarded first place in the PASIC chamber music contest, have participated in numerous honor ensembles, and have attended many prestigious summer music camps. Students of his have gone on to study at renowned music schools such as the University of Michigan and the Eastman School of Music.
Micah is a graduate of Goshen College and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His principal teachers were Dr. Anthony DiSanza, and Dr. Christopher Fashun, with additional world percussion study with Thomas Ross and Todd Hammes. He spent four summers studying and instructing with Leigh Howard Stevens at the Indiana LHS Marimba Seminar.
Micah lives in Elkhart, Indiana with his spouse Hillary, dog Magoo, and Cat Mo.
Micah is a proud endorser and performing artist for Malletech mallets and instruments.