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Jered Sherrill

Los Osos High School
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Jered Sherrill is originally from Visalia California where he attended Mt. Whitney High School under Scott Deering. Jered earned his Bachelors of Arts in Music Education and Masters of Arts in Percussion Performance from California State University Fresno under noted percussion pedagogue Matthew Darling. He has taught percussion sections at numerous junior and senior high schools throughout California as well as independent percussion groups, and Division II drum Corps International finalist Fever Drum & Bugle Corps.

Jered is a prolific arranger and composer for various percussion ensembles and marching bands. While obtaining his Masters degree he was the Graduate Assistant conductor of the Fresno State Percussion Ensemble and taught undergraduate applied lessons. Mr. Sherrill presented his research into the function of musical pitch in speech, 'Refinement of Linguistic Intonation Patterns through Use of Musical Criteria,' at the Central California Research Symposium. Other author credits include his self published article 'The Legato Stroke as a Universal Approach to Playing Percussion: A Method for Teachers to Help Young Percussionists.' In 2008, Sherrill put on the 1st Annual Los Osos High School day of Percussion and was pleased to have the event sponsored in part by the Percussive Arts Society.

Jered's professional affiliations are Key Poulan Music, California band Directors Association, Music Educators National Conference and the Percussive Arts Society. His principal teachers include Matthew Darling, Kathryn Bumpass, David Gabrielson, Leonard Bedoian, Erik Forrester, William Schlitt, Benjamin boone and Gary Gilroy.