Mark Shelton /Percussionist
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Mark Shelton

performer, educator, innovator, composer, producer, & high energy entertainer  

Mark Shelton leapt at the chance to play the snare drum in the elementary school band program in McNairy County, TN. It didn’t quite hit him about how many drums he might have to carry around in the future.  

In his one-man show, Mark draws upon a background that includes classical, folk, pop, jazz, gospel, ethnic, and new music to create an engaging collage with wide audience appeal.  Mark entertains (and educates) with a fun, fast-paced, high energy style, as he romps and stomps his way through an arsenal of percussion paraphernalia including marimba, doumbec, bones, bodhran, cajon,  hammered dulcimer, handpan, electronic percussion, and even some "body music."

While Visiting Artist at Wayne Community College and Coastal Carolina Community College, both in North Carolina, Mark honed his soloist skills performing at schools, concert halls, on television, and in churches.   In 1984, he was a prizewinner in The National Association of Composers USA Young Performers Competition and in 1986 he co-founded the harp and percussion duo, TALEA, which premiered new works for this unique ensemble.

Mark has appeared as percussion soloist as an artist with  the Young Audiences Arts in Education rosters in Dallas, Houston, and Beaumont, TX.   He freelances in the Dallas area in a variety of musical settings.   For over fifteen years, Mark played percussion regularly as part of  the Calvary Church of Irving Worship Band.  Currently, Mark plays and records with Gateway Worship.

A current member of the Percussive Arts Society's Interactive Drumming Committee, Mark presented an arts-in-education demonstration at the 2008 Percussive Arts Society International Convention and was facilitator of the Friday Night Drum Circle at PASIC 2009.

Mark is an artist on the roster of the Percussion Marketing Council.
as accepted onto the artist roster for the Percus

In an attempt to turn from his sedentary ways, Mark has taken up running and  consuming more dietary fiber.  (He’s actually won his division in  a few  races and was the overall winner in the 5000 meter run at the 2005 Texas Masters Championships.)


800-272-2249 office
214-507-6366 cell


Mark Shelton Productions

P.O. Box 293621

Lewisville, TX  75029








Mark is now booking shows for 2014-15.   Call now at 800-272-2249.
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Mark's Solo Services are now available for GRANT APPLICATION with the Texas Commission on the Arts.  Call for details.

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Mark is part of the artist roster for the Percussion Marketing Council.



Look out !!  Try some Mark Shelton Drumsticks !
If they're good enough for Mark...


Mark Shelton T-shirt



You'll be stylin' in this great looking shirt!



Music From My Galaxy   Solo Percussion CD

Wow !   You'll enjoy the sounds of marimba, hammered dulcimer, cajon, hand pan, clackamore, udu, & bones on this fun-filled collection.
Purchase "Music From My Galaxy"


Tin Roof Tango      World Music CD

Check out Mark's playing with Tin Roof Tango.   As founder, artistic director, and percussionist with this amazing world music group, Mark performed on many instruments in several styles.  
Includes hammered dulcimer, bodhran, bones, harmonica, bombo, snare drum, maracas, log drum, tambourine, congas, marimba, and more
Purchase the Tin Roof Tango CD

Mark launches new blog   www.playmusicforaliving.blogspot.com





Mark's Worship Percussion Blog  











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