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Isaiah Fogle

At the Winter NAMM show in January 2009, Isaiah Fogle stopped by the Alesis booth and let his talent shine for everyone in the booth at an impromptu performance with Michael Phillips. At just 12 years of age, Isaiah turned a lot of heads with his performance on the DM10 Pro Kit. He also just won the musical instrument championship at the 2010 World Championship of Performing Arts (WCOPA). Let's take a closer look into this young star and what he has accomplished.

Isaiah Ulysses Fogle was born in Jacksonville, Florida on 3 February 1998. Isaiah started beating and tapping on anything that would make sound before he was able to walk. At the age of 1, he received his first drum kit.

At 7 years old, Isaiah was given the opportunity to compete in the Birmingham Guitar Center‘s local Drum-Off Competition in 2005; at 8 years old appeared on “Today In Alabama”, our local morning program on NBC13, and at 9 years old appeared as a guest drummer for the Alabama Chapter of PAS (Percussive Arts Society) 2007. In 2010, Isaiah won the top award from the World Championship of Performing Arts (WCOPA).

Isaiah has performed with such artist as, Eric Essix, Eric Marienthal, Mike Phillips, Phil Davis, Traci Hamlin, Ignacio Berroa, Lalo Davila, Judy Jacobs, Chris Allen. Isaiah’s gift has earned him endorsements and sponsorships with Alesis Electronic Percussions, Vater Drumsticks, Evans Drumheads, Zildjian Cymbals and Extreme Isolation Headphones. He uses his Alesis DM10 Pro Kit during competitions around the world.

Other accomplishments include: Academic Honor Roll student throughout the 1st- 5th grade; competed and received first place, with his teammates, in the National Math Bee in 2007, and recently won Grand Champion for Youth Instrumentalist and Youth Dancer as a member of “Team USA” in the World Championship of Performing Arts.

Isaiah currently attends The Alabama School of Fine Arts, in Birmingham, AL. Isaiah currently plays drums for The Eric Essix Band, the NeoJazz Collective, and The Guiding Light Church.