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Scott Kretzer teaches percussion and Percussion Methods at Adrian College. He also serves as the drumline instructor for the Marching Band. Mr. Kretzer is a freelance percussionist and teacher in the Northwest Ohio/ Southeastern Michigan area.  He also runs a private studio through the Toledo School for the Arts. Scott received a degree in music education from the University of Kentucky, where he studied with professor James Campbell.  As a member of the UK jazz ensemble, Scott performed with many top artists including Randy Brecker, Dianne Schur, and Clark Terry.  He has also performed with Gene Parker, the Murphy's Place Orchestra, The Paul Keller Orchestra, and the Toledo Jazz Orchestra. In 1991, Scott was inducted into the Yamaha Young Artist Program after winning the Drum Corps International solo snare drum competition in the summer of 1990.  He served as a percussion instructor for the Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps from Rosemont, Illinois (1991, 92, 94, 96) and a percussion arranger (1997-1998).  He also arranged for and instructed the Aimachi Band from Nagoya, Japan and the Wistaria Windies Drum and Bugle Corps from Toyama City, Japan.  Other groups include Maumee High School (Maumee, OH), Klein High School (Houston, TX), the University of Kentucky (Lexington, KY), and the University of Miami (Miami, FL).  Scott has performed recitals, clinics, and master classes throughout the United States and Japan.