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Someone You Should Know

Someone You Should Know

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Michael Folker

Michael Folker has been or is currently involved with so many great musical institutions and performances in the Chicagoland area. Michael is the Principal percussionist for Joffrey Ballet Orchestra, Ravinia Festival Orchestra, and Chicago Opera Theater and is a percussionist with the Elgin Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Philharmonic, and Chicago Sinfonietta.
As an educator Michael is the Director of Percussion at Judson University and is on the faculty at Wheaton College Conservatory of Music.
Not only is Michael a performer and an educator, he is also a recording artist. Michael has recorded television and radio commercials with Kellogg’s Cereals, United Airlines, McDonald's, and Nintendo.
Michael is the creator and founder of “The Magic of Music”, “The Magic of Rhythm”, and “Rhythm For Life”. These are programs designed to educate and empower through music and rhythm.
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