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 www.framedrumschool.org in 2018. Frame Drum School now has over 600 enrolled students from 53 countries.