Mr. Dudack is a member of the Akron Symphony Orchestra, a founding member of Akros Percussion Collective, and performs as a freelance percussionist all over NE Ohio. Besides his duties at CCDS, he is also on the faculties of the University of Akron and the Miller South School for the Visual and Performing Arts. As a steelpan artist Mr. Dudack has travelled to Trinidad and Tobago, and was executive director for a DVD/PBS show entitled, “Hammer on Steel” which was nominated for eight Emmy Awards. His work with Akros has lead him to performances in Montreal, New York City, and Germany, as well as multiple Percussive Arts Society International Conventions. Mr. Dudack has been teaching at CCDS for over 15 years and continues to help develop the arts programs, which include the musical pit orchestra, a world drumming class, jazz band, and concert band.