Joshua Sommers

Drums, Piano, Reeds and Brass Teacher

Musicologie Certified: Level M1


Joshua Sommers is a Music Education Major at the Ohio State University. His primary instrument is drum set and percussion. So far in his time at OSU, Josh has performed with the OSU Jazz Lab Big Band, Latin Jazz Combo, Bebop Combo, African Drumming Ensemble, and Gospel Choir. Previous to the Fall 2022 semester at OSU, Josh spent 2 years as a Music Education, Percussion Performance, and Jazz Studies Triple Major at the University of Akron. While at Akron, Josh performed with the following ensembles: Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble, University of Akron Marching Band, Saxophone Quartet + Djembe, Percussion Ensemble, Kpanlogo Drumming Ensemble, Gyil Ensemble, Samba Batería, and the historic University of Akron Steel Drum Band. Sommers has been fortunate to study with many outstanding music educators throughout his musical journey including Professor Chris Anderson, Professor Kris Keith, Professor Michael Smith, Professor Matthew Dudack, Professor Chris Coles, Professor Jim Rupp, and Distinguished Professor of Percussion Dr. Larry Snider. Josh is excited to be a part of the Musicologie family and help to educate the next generation of young musicians!