, has accepted an invitation to judge the Guitar Center's 2011 Drum Off Competition. Charlie, a child prodigy and former student and protege of jazz drumming legend Ray Bauduc, has shared the stage with such luminaries as Woody Herman
. He is well known for his dedication and commitment to education and is a member of the Vic Firth Education Team, the Percussive Arts Society, the Professional Drum Teachers Guild, the National Association of Rudimental Drummers, and is a Remo Drum Head Educational Artist.
The competition is open to qualified amateurs and is judged by a panel of prominent independent judges with significant experience in performing drum percussion, teaching drum percussion, drumming/percussion skills and/or substantial knowledge of and/or experience in the music industry.
More information about the 2011 Guitar Center Drum Off Competition may be found at 2011 Drum Off.