Concert: Music From My Galaxy

It's a show for the drummer in all of us!  Audiences have enjoyed  the eclectic blend of percussion instruments and musical styles of Mark Shelton's solo concerts for three decades. There's no percussion soloist like Mark Shelton and there's no percussion show like Music From My Galaxy.  The one-man concert can include performances on marimba, hammered dulcimer, handpan, bodhran, rhythm bones, cajon, and electronic percussion.  Original compositions, arrangements, and improvisations by Mark draw from his experiences in classical, jazz, folk, and popular music.  The high energy performances are balanced with a good dose of anecdotes from Mark's rural West Tennessee roots and his years as a freelance musician. 

Arts-in-Education: The Strike, Scrape, & Shake Show

Entertaining and Educational!  The Strike, Scrape, & Shake Show is a high energy one-man assembly program that treats students to world class percussion performances by Mark Shelton.  Students will learn about the percussion family as they enjoy the sounds of snare drum, rhythm bones, hammered dulcimer, handpan, electronic percussion, and more in this fast-paced 45 minute show.  The audience gets into the act as Mark teaches about the history of percussion.  Grades K-6

Interactive Drumming: Circle of Creation

Bring the excitement of a drum circle to your event.  Your attendees will experience the excitement of  instant music creation when the whole group finds the groove.  Mark provides percussion gear for all participants along with expert facilitation.

 Professional Development: Conduits For Creativity

Inspire your elementary music students to channel their creativity.  In this highly interactive continuing education event for elementary and junior high music teachers, Mark shares methods to inject more creativity into your music classes.  Improvise in a drum circle, orchestrate a groove on the iPad, take a solo on a bucket, and compose with "found sounds" as you learn ways to foster creativity.  As the author of five books for elementary music, Mark is equipped with lots of fun teaching material.  Get details on Mark's publications at

 Clinics and Workshops

 A session on percussion with Mark Shelton will educate and inspire your students--and Mark guarantees some laughs along the way.  Mark has presented clinics and workshops on a variety of topics including general percussion, hammered dulcimer, improvisation, worship percussion, and career guidance for musicians. 


Mark Shelton is a member of the REMO Education Team

Mark Shelton is honored to join the roster of Toca artists

Natural Acoustics Lab includes Mark Shelton on its roster of Endorsing Artists

Mark Shelton endorses the Timbre Jam from One Beat Better as both a practice tool and performance instrument.

Mark Shelton is an Artist Endorser of Grover Pro Percussion