Carlos Camacho

Carlos C.

Cincinnati, OH

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Carlos delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
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Ages 13 to 60

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Panamanian percussionist Carlos (b. 1989) is on the percussion faculty of the Ohio Wesleyan University and the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music preparatory department. Recent activities include performances with the Louisville Orchestra, The Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra, The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, The Pittsburgh Festival Orchestra, Resonance Works Pittsburgh, Alia Musica, Tepki Music Collective and a tour with the YOA Orchestra of the Americas through Central America (Panamá, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Belize). He has also performed with groups such as the Symphony of the Americas, the Pittsburgh Noise Orchestra and the National Symphony of Panama, which whom he performed as soloist on several occasions. He has made appearances at festivals such as the Rome Music Festival (Italy), Santa Catarina Music Festival (Brazil), The Eastern Music Festival (USA) the Whats!on Festival and the Pittsburgh Festival of New Music, among others.

Carlos holds an undergraduate degree in percussion from Sam Houston State University, a masters degree in percussion from Carnegie Mellon University and a doctoral degree from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. His music is published by Cayambis Music Press and has recorded under Centaur Records and Ablaze Records.

Carlos is a proud artist for Dream Cymbals and Gongs, and Mike Balter Mallets.

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Percussion Instructor
Aug 2016 - Present
Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music Preparatory Department

Percussion Instructor
Aug 2016 - Present
Ohio Wesleyan University


Doctor of Musical Arts- Percussion performance
Aug 2014 - May 2017
Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music
Masters of Music- Percussion
Aug 2012 - May 2014
Carnegie Mellon University
Bachelor's of Music Performance- Percussion
Aug 2008 - May 2012
Sam Houston Sate University


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency


Percussive Arts Society, The
Aug 2008

We offer students and professionals opportunities to grow artistically and professionally. Students can learn have a music industry experience through the PAS Internship program or apply to receive a PAS scholarship or grant. Professionals can create new percussion programs or gain recognition through PAS grants and contests. Many individuals have significantly impacted the world of percussion through the Percussive Arts Society and they are recognized in our Hall of Fame and Awards pages.

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Photos & Videos

Photo by Carlos C.
Carlos Camacho and Three by Radio performs 
"Conmutaciones" by Cuban composer Leo Brouwer.
Performing at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention in San Antonio TX, 2015
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2 Reviews

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Kenneth Aug 14, 2017
Percussion · In studio


John Aug 14, 2017
Percussion · In home

I improved in 30 mins more than in all years I have been playing percussion. Will be coming back for sure!

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