Peter James Saleh


Studied under:

Christopher Deane
Mark Ford
Tommy Igoe
Robert Schietroma
Ed Soph
Leigh Stevens
She-e Wu

Performances at FringeNYC, NYMF, George Street Playhouse, McCarter Theater, Western Washington University, Jeju International Brass Festival, Seoul National University, Baryshnikov Arts Center, NABBA, DancePlus, and a solo tour of Taiwan and Korea

Founding member and artistic director of Exit 9 Percussion Group. Performances with Plainfield and Monmouth Symphonies, Greenwich Village Singers, Encompass New Opera Theater, Center City Opera Company, The Xylopholks, and Matthew Barney.

Regular drum sub for Avenue Q at New World Stages.

Teaching experience:

Teaching artist with Brooklyn Academy of Music, Young Audiences of New Jersey, and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Faculty member of the Youth Orchestra of Central Jersey
Founded and directed the Central Jersey Youth Percussion Ensemble for 6 seasons
The College of Saint Elizabeth, Adjunct Percussion Professor
SUNY; Purchase College, Adjunct Professor of Music for Dance
Pearl/Adams Corporation, Regional Educational artist

  • Education

    MM, University of North Texas

    BM, Mason Gross School of the Arts

  • Publications

    Compositions and arrangements published with Innovative Percussion, Drop 6 Media, Row Loff Productions, Keyboard Percussion Publications. 

    "A Percussionist's Handbook" Published by Bachovich Music Publications

  • Awards

    2007 Percussive Arts Society Composition Competition - 2nd Place Prize

  • Expertise