Faculty Biography - Micah Shaw-Rutschman

Faculty Biography - Micah Shaw-Rutschman

Micah Shaw-Rutschman

Micah Shaw-Rutschman

Lecturer

B.M. Northern Illinois University
M.M. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
D.M.A. (ABD) University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

847.635.1950
mshawrutschman@oakton.edu
Room 2430 Des Plaines

Personal Statement

Micah is a doctoral candidate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and is currently working on his dissertation. Entitled Jazz Vibraphone as a Chordal Instrument: A Comprehensive Guide to Comping and Block Chord Techniques, it will cover chordal concepts that are frequently discussed in piano and guitar method books, but have not been addressed in-depth in the vibraphone method books currently available. In addition to his doctoral work, Micah has received a M. M. from University of Illinois in Jazz Vibraphone Performance, as well as a B. M. in Percussion Performance from Northern Illinois University.

As a vibraphonist, Micah has had the privilege of sharing the stage with many artists, including Marquis Hill, Tito Carrillo, Chip McNeill, Adam Rudolph, Ed Soph, Liam Teague, and Fareed Haque. He is an active performer in the Chicago area, and has had performances at Ravinia Park, The Cadillac Theater, and the Symphony Center. In 2008, Micah was a Prize Winner in the Percussive Arts Society Jazz Improvisation Competition in Austin, TX. He has also performed live on WEFT 90.1 in Champaign, IL. In 2015, Micah served as a judge at Guitar Center's 27th Annual Drum Off Competition. Micah has studied with John "Chip" Stephens, William Moersch, Ricardo Flores, Greg Beyer, Rodrigo Villanueva, Robert Chappell, and Dana Hall.