Shelby Blezinger-McCay is a passionate soloist, chamber player, educator, and experimental musician who desires to explore the vast art of percussion and music within today’s communities and cultures. Shelby is a recent graduate from the University of North Texas with a Master’s in Percussion Performance with emphasis on Contemporary Performance Practice. She has also received a bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Auburn University. She currently resides in New York City as a free-lance percussionist and educator. She has been grateful to have recently performed and collaborated with the New York Vituosi, multiple theater productions, and solo artists. Sharing the experience of music within collaboration has thankfully brought many opportunities to her. She recently traveled as an ensemble member and clinician with the World Percussion Group, and also performed across the world including USA, Poland, and China as a soloist and chamber percussionist. Shelby has also become a semi-finalist within in the Great Plains International Marimba Competition, and the Drum Fest International Marimba Competition. Thankful for her many experiences alongside performance
Shelby now works for the Brooklyn Music School as an outreach teaching artist, and as an intern with Sō Percussion.