2014 Honorary Doctorate Recipient
Michael H. Balter
As a first-call professional percussionist, drummer and educator based out of Chicago, Balter became acutely aware of the need for quality products. Drawing upon years of experience he quickly earned himself a reputation for developing the finest and most extensive line of mallets. Balter serves as the driving force behind the team at Mike Balter Mallets.
Balter has studied under several of the nation's most respected players and teachers including Roy C. Knapp, Jose Bethancourt, Bob Tilles, Louie Bellson, Bobby Christian, Lou Singer and Al Payson. After earning his degrees at DePaul University Mike went on to teach drums and percussion at Governor's State University, the American Conservatory of Music and DePaul University.
Graduate Commencement at Symphony Center
CLASS OF 2014
MASTER OF MUSIC EDUCATION