Yousif Sheronick's unique skills in both World and Classical music have led him to perform with a diverse range of ensembles and musicians including Philip Glass, Yo-Yo Ma, Laurie Anderson, Ethos Percussion Group, Lark Quartet, Silk Road Ensemble, Branford Marsalis, Sonny Fortune,  Glen Velez and Paul Winter.  His many musical influences are highlighted in duoJalal, his venture with violist and wife Kathryn Lockwood.   


Specializing in World Percussion, Yousif’s compositions have been premiered and performed around the world at both the collegiate and professional level.  All compositions are published under his own label Bribie Recordings.

His latest composition "Hidden Malfouf" duo for Dumbek and Drum Set was conceived during the pandemic where he was teaching online frame drum intensives which included Middle Eastern rhythms.  He worked through the piece virtually with the University of Tennessee percussion ensemble, then in-person with three New York drum set players; David Cossin, Eric Halvorson and Benny Koonyevsky.



In demand as an educator, Yousif has conducted residencies and master classes at top universities including Juilliard, Manhattan School of Music, University of Michigan, University of Kentucky, the Queensland Conservatorium and National University in Australia.  Having produced two successful frame drum instructional DVDs, Yousif established his  online frame drum school in 2018.  Frame Drum School now has over 700 enrolled students from 54 countries.


Artistic Director

Yousif is beyond thrilled to announce that he and his wife Kathryn are the new co-Artistic Directors of Telluride MusicFest in Colorado.  Each summer the festival hosts concerts in the most amazing venue perched on the side of a mountain at 10,000 feet!  During our first season duoJalal will continue working with dancers from PILOBOLUS Jake Warren and Casey Howes; pianist Inessa Zaretsky, violinists Debbie Buck and Min Young Kim, cellist Caroline Stinson, and pianist Orion Weiss.  This year’s festival will run from June 25th through July 3rd.