Front Ensemble Instructor

TJ Shaheen is a percussion instructor in the Metro Atlanta area. Currently, he serves as the Director of Percussion at North Gwinnett High School in Suwannee, GA, where he arranges for and teaches the marching percussion, assists in concert preparation, and teaches the daily percussion class. From 2015-2018, TJ performed with the Atlanta Quest organization, and led the front ensemble as section leader from 2017-2018. He joined the front ensemble staff there in 2019.

TJ went to school at Georgia State University, where he completed a Bachelor of Music with an emphasis on percussion performance. While attending, he was a member of the GSU Panther Band in their “Rock Band” ensemble, as well as a performing member of the Wind Ensemble, a principal percussionist with the Symphony Orchestra, and performing member of the Percussion Ensembles. In 2018, he and a colleague, Bryan Wysocki, performed Baljinder Sekhon’s Double Percussion Concerto through the Brumby Concerto Competition.

In addition to his work with North Gwinnett and Atlanta Quest, TJ has also worked with other high schools in the area, including Harrison HS, North Paulding HS, Mountain View HS, South Forsyth HS, Denmark HS, Chattahoochee HS, Cherokee Charter School, and Wheeler HS through their marching band, concert band, and indoor percussion ensembles. He is a performing member of the Atlanta Percussion Ensemble and the Atlanta Steel Collective and currently resides in Marietta, GA. This is his third year with the Madison Scouts front ensemble.