About Mickey Bertelsen
Get to know Mickey Bertelsen
From Bay City, Michigan, percussionist Mickey Bertelsen's ideals are centered
around being a "total percussionist". She frequently performs with musical theatre
shows, classical chamber ensembles, orchestras, and other contemporary
Mickey's passions are performing with music theatre orchestras and teaching.
She has played with many musical theatre shows in theatres in Michigan,
New Jersey, and Colorado. She also values the art of teaching and has many
private students studying percussion (orchestral and drum set) and piano
under her guidance.
Besides musical theatre, Mickey also serves with the 395th Army Band
in Mustang, Oklahoma. As a member of this Army Band she has an
active performing career in the band's concert band, popular music
ensembles, and marching band as well as providing musical support
for funeral details.
Mickey earned a Bachelor's degree in Music Education form Central
Michigan University and a Masters of Music degree in Performance
from Michigan State University. While at Michigan State University,
she also earned a Certificate in Music Career Development. Currently,
Mickey is attending Rutgers University in New Jersey where she is
studying to earn her Doctorate of Musical Arts degree in Performance.
She has studied with: Andrew Spencer, David Hall, Jon Weber, Gwendolyn
Dease, Joseph Tompkins, Mike Truesdell, Ian Sullivan, and Javier Diaz.