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Kelly Damann is a composer/lyricist, educator, and musician from Mascoutah, Illinois. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education with an Instrumental and Vocal Emphasis from McKendree University, and currently serves as the Band and Choir Director for Illini Central Middle and High School in Mason City, Illinois. Kelly is actively involved in the Greater St. Louis area's theatre community, and has performed in the pit orchestra for dozens of productions. When not performing with groups like the St. Louis Brass Band or the No-Name Chorale, he often serves as an educator, panelist, and clinician in the area. Kelly is a Golden Apple Scholar, a former President of the McKendree Collegiate NAfME Chapter(‘19-’20), and is currently nearing completion of his first full-length musical with playwright/lyricist Straton Rushing. |

Current Percussion Repertoire

Current Voice Repertoire


  • Jacques Delécluse

    • Etudes 1, 2, & 4 from Douze Études pour Caisse-Claire 

  • Gene Koshinski

    • Swerve  

  • Joseph Tompkins

    • Etudes 1 & 2 from Nine French-American Rudimental Solos 


  • George Hamilton Green

    • Chromatic Fox-Trot

    • Fluffy Ruffles

    • Log Cabin Bluees

    • Rainbow Ripples

  • Joe Green

    • Xylophonia


  • Gary Fieldman

    • Watch the Melting Glaciers

  • Gene Koshinski

    • Caleiodoscopio​

    • Prelude Nuevo

  • Eric Sammut

    • Four Rotations for Marimba


  • Iannis Xenakis

    • Rebonds B


Art Song/Classical/Opera

  • Benjamin Britten

    • On This Island

  • Pearl G. Curran

    • Life

  • Gerald Finzi

    • I said to love from I said to love

    • Let Us Garlands Bring (in progress)

  • George Friedric Handel

    • Sound an Alarm from Judas Maccabeus

  • Jake Heggie

    • Friendly Persuasions: Homage to Poulenc (in progress)​

  • Francis Poulenc

    • Chanson D'Orkenise, Hotel, and Voyage a Paris from Banalites

  • Franz Schubert

    • Am Feierabend, Ungeduld, Mein!, and Der Müller und der Bach from Die schöne Müllerin

  • Richard Strauss

    • Zueignung​


  • Matt Dahan

    • The Starry Night from Starry

  • Hilmi Jaidin

    • Deserve to Die from Shift+Alt+Right

  • Benj Pasek & Justin Paul

    • Come Back from Dogfight

  • Stephen Sondheim

    • Being Alive from Company

    • Johanna from Sweeney Todd​

  • Jeanine Tesori

    • Edges of the World from Fun Home

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