Mike Shapiro
Lecturer, Music Industry

Michael Shapiro has enjoyed a successful thirty-year career as a drummer, percussionist, producer and educator. A self-taught musician from Washington D.C., Shapiro has performed with many legendary artists spanning multiple genres.

Shapiro has worked with such noted artists as will.i.am from the Black Eyed Peas, Justin Timberlake, Natalie Cole, Macy Gray, Dori Caymmi, and Sergio Mendes with whom he has recorded many albums together including 1993’s Grammy-winning “Brasileiro”, 2006’s Latin Grammy-winning “Timeless” and 2010’s Latin Grammy-winning “Bon Tempo”.

Currently working with the legendary Herb Alpert and wife, singer, Lani Hall, Shapiro has recorded, co produced and arranged several c.d.’s and toured the U.S. extensively. The last c.d.; Steppin’ Out, earned a Grammy in the best pop instrumental category.

His movie soundtrack credits include, Shrek the 3rd, Rio, People Like Us, The Odd Life Of Timothy Green, Should’ve Been Romeo and The Jersey Boys.

Don Franzen
Adjunct Professor
Gigi Johnson
Director of the Center for Music Innovation
Mark Tramo
David Leaf
Adjunct Assistant Professor
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