Michael W. Bull

Setnor School of Music

Instructor, Applied Music and Performance (Percussion)

Michael W. Bull portrait.

127B Crouse College
Syracuse, NY 13244-1010

Michael W. Bull is currently principal percussion of Symphoria. He is also a member of the Binghamton Philharmonic Percussion Ensemble and on occasion performs with the orchestra in the percussion section.

He was formerly principal percussion of the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, where he had been a member since 1979. He was also a member of the Syracuse Symphony’s popular Percussion Ensemble. He is an active soloist/clinician and is a freelance percussionist/timpanist for local and touring groups that perform in the Central New York area. He graduated magna cum laude with degrees in percussion performance/music education and also holds a master's degree in percussion performance from Syracuse University. He has been on the Setnor School of Music faculty since 1977, where he is currently the head of percussion studies and director of the SU Percussion Ensemble and the Syracuse University Ancient Fife & Drum Corps. He is an artist representative for SABIAN Cymbals, Mike Balter Mallets, and the Cooperman Fife & Drum Company, which markets his signature concert snare drum sticks. 


  • M.M., Syracuse University