Percussion Academy

Keith Aleo

Keith A. Aleo has a multifaceted career as an performer, educator and administrator.   He is the Director of Percussion at the Interlochen Center for the Arts and an Education and Orchestral Consultant for the Zildjian Company in Norwell, MA.   

His playing credits include the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra and, in 2004, the Boston Symphony Orchestra.  He was a member of the percussion section of the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra from 1989-2003, and a member of the percussion faculty at the University of Miami from 1994-2003.

Mr. Aleo's newest book, “Complimentary Percussion, a Handbook for Tambourine, Triangle, Cymbals and Bass Drum,” published by Bachovich Publishing, was released at PASIC 2011 with great success.  

His awards include Chapter President of the Year for his work as president of the Florida Chapter of the Percussive Arts Society.  Mr. Aleo has given master classes and workshops on percussion instruments at numerous universities throughout the world and the Percussive Arts Society International Convention.