Jake Schlaerth is a composer, performer, and artist. He has a particular interest in melding the world of live performance and animation.
In addition to his work with computer music and his experiments with built instruments, Jake is studying the glass armonica with Dean Shostak as the recipient of the Colonel Robert B. Craig and Charlotte M. Craig Glass Armonica Fellowship.
Jake has performed around the U.S. with his percussion trio Triangulus. The group has performed as featured soloists at the Ampersand Festival 2016 in front of the Ohio University Wind Ensemble. They will appear again as soloists in front of the Rutgers Wind Ensemble. They have presented and performed at the West Fork New Music Festival, the Denison Day of Percussion, the Electro Acoustic Barn Dance at Mary Washington University, and were semi-finalists at the Margaret Guthman Built Instrument Competition. Triangulus has just released their first studio album, available here.
Jake has performed with the likes of Elliot Cole, Todd Reynolds, Sxip Shirey, Pei-Ching Wu, Percussion Group Cincinnati, Mark Stone, and many others.
Jake has received undergraduate degrees in both percussion performance and music composition from Ohio University, where he studied under Roger Braun and Mark Phillips. He is currently studying at Rutgers University.