Aaron Kavelman is a percussion educator, clinician, performer and composer. With twenty-two years experience teaching private lessons and twenty years teaching drumlines throughout Illinois, Aaron brings a wealth of experience and passion to whomever he teaches. Regardless if it is on a competitive field or in support of athletics, he demands top effort from each group. Aaron also has numerous compositional and arranging credits throughout the Midwest from a variety of percussion programs. Aaron has a Bachelor of Music and a Master of Music in percussion performance from Illinois State University where he studied with Dr. Tom Marko, director of jazz, and served as the teaching assistant to Dr. David Collier, head of percussion. Aaron is currently finished his coursework on his Doctor of Musical Arts in jazz performance with professor Joel Spencer, along with a cognate in North Indian classical music at the University of Illinois. He currently serves as the drumline instructor for the Marching Illini and continues an active writing, playing and independent clinician schedule.