Dylan serves as the Assistant Director of the YSU Drumline. Dylan Kollat is a senior music performance major at Youngstown State University’s Dana School of Music. Originally from North Jackson, Ohio, Dylan graduated from Jackson-Milton High School in 2009. While in high school Dylan performed with the Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, and the Youngstown Symphony Youth Orchestra, serving as principal percussionist his sophomore year and principal timpanist his junior and senior years. Dylan performed as a soloist with the orchestra after winning the Senior Concerto Competition that fall. He also participated in the District V Honors Band, the Ohio Band Director’s Conference Honors Band at the University of Akron, and the Inter-County League Honors Band.
At Dana, Dylan has studied percussion with Dr. Glenn Schaft, Dr. Elizabeth Delamater, and Patrick Wagner. Dylan has performed with the Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Chamber Winds, Concert Band, Opera, Percussion Ensemble, Marching Band, Dana Brass, and Jazz Ensembles I and II. He has served as section principal in the Wind Ensemble, principal timpanist in the Orchestra, and section leader in the Marching Pride. In addition to his studies at Dana, Dylan has performed in the Capital Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps from Columbus and the Glassmen Drum and Bugle Corps from Toledo. He is currently the drum line instructor/arranger for Champion High School and will be the YSU Marching Pride’s assistant drumline instructor/arranger this fall. Dylan maintains a private teaching studio with Motter’s Music and is employed as a drummer for the Warren First Assembly of God church in Warren. He is a member of the Youngstown Percussion Collective and will serve as the organization’s president in the fall. Dylan can be heard playing marimba on their recording of the commissioned work “Forms of Things Unknown.”