Austin Shoupe is currently a teaching assistant for the University of Kentucky Percussion Studio. He was the instrumental music teacher at Jefferson High School and the marching percussion instructor for the DeKalb High School Marching Barbs, both in Illinois. He is currently pursuing a doctorate in musical arts in percussion performance at...

Austin Shoupe is currently a teaching assistant for the University of Kentucky Percussion Studio. He was the instrumental music teacher at Jefferson High School and the marching percussion instructor for the DeKalb High School Marching Barbs, both in Illinois. He is currently pursuing a doctorate in musical arts in percussion performance at the University of Kentucky. He has a master of music from the University of Kentucky and a bachelor of music in music education and percussion performance from Northern Illinois University.

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