Mr. Galen Lemmon
has performed and taught in the Bay area for over 35 years. He was awarded a position in the San José Symphony when only 19-years-old, and just three years later was named Principal Percussionist with the same orchestra. He is Principal Percussionist with Ballet Silicon Valley and the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra.
Mr. Lemmon has performed with every professional orchestra in the Bay area, including touring and recording with the San Francisco Symphony. He has participated numerous times at California Music Educators Conferences in the Bay area as well as Sacramento and Los Angeles and is coordinator of percussion studies at San Jose State University.
Mr. Lemmon has performed as a soloist with the San José Symphony Pops, the San José Brass Quintet Plus One, the San José State University Wind Ensemble (on three occasions), the SJSU Symphony Orchestra, the Pacific Chamber Orchestra, the San José Symphonic Band and the Ohlone Wind Orchestra.
He is the Director of the U Music in Fremont. As the director of U Music he has composed many pieces for percussion using popular children’s songs. These pieces help young percussionists play Mallet keyboard instruments, timpani, snare drum and accessory percussion instruments.