Director, Center for World Performance Studies
Michael Gould is a Professor of Music at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan and has received international recognition as a performer and scholar in the field of drumset, contemporary percussion performance and pedagogy. He has performed and given clinics all over the world. Dr. Gould is both a faculty member of the Jazz and Contemporary Improvisation Department in the School of Music, Theater and Dance and the Residential College (College of Literature, Science and the Arts) at the University of Michigan.
Michael has released over 100 educational percussion videos through playalongmusic.com. He has also composed and performed music for a wide range of ensembles and venues from the Münich Opera and Ballet to National Public Radio. He has had unique collaborations with engineers, material scientists, painters, poets, athletes and business professionals. Currently, he is working with Henry Pollack, the co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize on an installation entitled A World Without Ice. Gould’s book for the iPad is entitled the Drum Diaries and available worldwide through the iTunes store. He is also the winner of the University of Michigan Provost’s Teaching Innovation Prize for 2013 for his integrated use of technology for the Drum Diaries. Michael is currently on the Board of Advisors for the Percussive Arts Society.