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Steve Mancuso

Steve Mancuso
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  • Faculty, Oscar Peterson School of Music



Toronto born drummer, multi-instrumentalist, and vocalist Steve Mancuso has been active as an educator, and performing artist on the Canadian music scene since 1988.

In 2008, Steve earned his MA at York University in Ethnomusicology (Cuba, Africa). He is presently completing a PhD (ABD) at York University under the guidance of South Indian master drummer Dr. Trichy Sankaran. Focusing on the art of Konnakkol–the spoken rhythmic language of the Carnatic musical tradition.

He has also studied privately with master educators such as: Francis Kofi Akotuah, Bruce Becker, Jim Blackley, José Luis Quintana, and Marcos Suzano, among others.

Steve is currently on faculty at Humber College School of Performing Arts (FMCA), Centennial College (MIAP), The Royal Conservatory (Oscar Peterson School of Music), and Humber Community Music School (CMS), where he instructs Drum Set, World/Classical Percussion, Masterclasses, and Performance and Pedagogical Ensembles.

In addition, Steve is an educator and clinician endorsed by Bosphorus Cymbals, Vic Firth Sticks and Mallets, Remo Drum Heads, and Remo World Percussion.