Dr. Cary Dachtyl


Along with his duties as percussion instructor and director of the Kenyon Percussion Ensemble, Cary Dachtyl maintains a private studio in Columbus. In 2014 Cary took over as owner and editor of Per-Mus Publications, a sheet music publishing company specializing in music for percussion. He also owns and operates Pterodactyl Productions, a recording studio in Columbus specializing in the recording of acoustic percussion and analog keyboards.  He performs in the Columbus area with his wife, a Hammond B3 artist, in the Linda Dachtyl Quartet and trio and as a duo with Linda on piano and Cary on vibes. Cary also plays drum set with Al Smyth and the FBnCC, Johnny Mack and the Heavyweights, the Chip Willis Quartet, and eSkip, a new Art Rock band in Central Ohio.


Dachtyl served as the Music Director and conductor of the Welsh Hills Symphony Orchestra and has served as principal timpanist with the Cleveland Opera Orchestra, Welsh Hills Symphony Orchestra and percussionist with the Cleveland Ballet Orchestra. He also performs with the Columbus Symphony, Opera Columbus, the Ohio Chamber Orchestra, Columbus Light Opera, Pro Musica, Cantari, the Cathedral Brass, Springfield Symphony, Knox County Symphony and the Central Ohio Symphony Orchestra. 

Freelance performances include work with Manheim Steamroller, Diana Ross, Roger Williams, Crystal Gayle, Richard Adler and as principal orchestral percussionist for the Moody Blues and Yes Symphonic Orchestra as well as performances throughout Italy and the Vatican. Cary is a past president of the Percussive Arts Society's Ohio Chapter.

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© Cary Dachtyl 2015