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Artist biography Marvin Dahlgren
Marvin Dahlgren is an internationally known percussionist who was principal percussionist of the Minnesota Orchestra for forty-eight years and is a celebrated percussion educator and author.
Marv Dahlgren authored and co- authored many influential books on drumming, including '4-Way Coordination', 'Accent on Accents', and 'Drumset Control'. '4-Way Coordination' was recently named by Modern Drummer magazine as one of the 50 best percussion instruction books ever written.
Marvin Dahlgren was the former principal percussionist and assistant timpanist for the Minnesota Orchestra, now retired. In addition to the albums he has made with the orchestra, Marv Dahlgren has also recorded with Cat Stevens and Leo Kottke and has performed on many jingles.
Marv Dahlgren is also known as an excellent mallet player and performs on vibes with his own jazz group in venues around the Twin Cities. As a part of the percussion department at McNally Smith College of Music in St. Paul, Marv conducts frequent master classes.
Other teaching experience includes Augsburg College and the University of Minnesota, both in the Twin Cities.