Justin Velic - Drums, Percussion
Justin is a graduate from Oakland University, where he achieved a Bachelor’s degree of Music in Instrumental Performance in 2009. Through his studies at Oakland University he has become skilled in classical, jazz, and world percussion. He was the winner of the 2009 Oakland University Wind Symphony Concerto Competition, and was bestowed the 2009 Oakland University Matilda Award for “Outstanding Student in Instrumental Performance.” Justin was the acting Principal Percussionist for the Pontiac Oakland Symphony in the 2009 concert series. He competed in the World Steel Drum Competition in Trinidad, ranking in the top ten in two categories.
Justin performs with a number of local orchestras, concert bands, and musical theater guilds, and is also member of a number of rock/jazz/blues/funk outfits performing around the metro-Detroit area. Justin has provided music instruction with Oakland University's Prep Division, and has enjoyed teaching at Orion Music since 2007.