Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor's - Music Education. Grand Canyon University
Mr. Titu Colceri
Mr. Colceri has been a percussionist for nearly 2 decades and is an established and experienced performer, educator and arranger. He attended grade school and high school in his native town of Glendale Arizona in northwest Phoenix graduating with academic honors from Mountain Ridge High School in 2007. In the 2007-2008 school year, he began a degree in music performance as a member of the University of Massachusetts Marching Band and percussion studio, studying under Drum Corps International Hall of Fame inductees Thom Hannum and Colin McNutt. In 2008 he studied music education at Arizona State University as a member of the percussion studio and part of the Arizona State Sun Devil Marching Band (09-10) until 2012. He also attended Grand Canyon University from 2014- 2016 where he was the percussion section leader of the GCU pep band and a member of the percussion studio before completing a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education in the Spring of 2016.
As a performer, Mr. Colceri has been a member of several prominent ensembles. In Winter Guard International: Paragon Competitive Arts (2007), Dark Sky Percussion (2011). In Collegiate Ensembles: UMMB (2007), UMASS Wind Ensemble (2007-2008), ASU Symphonic Orchestra (2009-2011), ASU Marching Band (2009-2010), GCU Pep Band (2014-2015), GCU Wind Ensemble (2014-2015). Professional Ensembles: Phoenix Suns Percussion (2012-2013)
As an educator, Mr. Colceri has been the Battery/Percussion Caption Head for several highly successful Arizona programs including Williamsfield High School (2008), Deer Valley High School (2013-2014), and Mountain Ridge High School (2015-present). In 4 years, his programs have won 2 state championships and a number of percussion accolades in the local marching band competitive circuits.
Mr. Colceri has a strong passion for education and the Arts. He is currently the Director of Bands, Choir, and General Music at Desert Mountain (k-8)