Drums, Marching/Concert Percussion, Piano
Will Artiga discovered his passion for music at an early age. His desires have always been to give back from his knowledge and experiences as he grows and learns more.
Will is currently a senior at Sam Houston State University, studying Music Education and Percussion Studies with Dr. John Lane. As a student at SHSU, Will has played and has been a part of Sam Houston State’s Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Percussion Group, Steel Band, and many other school ensembles/activities. This provided him with a wide range of influences and a strong understanding of music theory as it applies to various genres.
Will has studied with many well-known drummers and percussionists in the area such as Blake Taylor, Joel Fulgham, Ed Soph, and Dr. Blake Wilkins. He has also performed with many great world known musicians and artists like Allen Vizzutti, Bobby Shew, Dave Stahl, Andy Narell, Steve Wiest, Bill Watrous, Michael Dease, and many others.
In 2014 before attending SHSU, Will won an audition to play drums for the Crossmen Drum Corp based out of San Antonio, Texas. The World Class Corp made finals that year and has ever since. He has been a musician and instructor at Celebration Church for the past four years.