Band & Orchestra Artists Brian West

Country United States       Group TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY      

Biography
Brian West is an Associate Professor of Music and the Coordinator of Percussion at Texas Christian University. Under his direction, the TCU Percussion Ensemble was selected to perform at the 2005 Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) and the 2005 Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) Convention. Brian has developed a successful steel band program with performances at the 2005 TMEA Convention and many local venues. The marching percussion programs at TCU (Marching Band Drumline, Indoor Drumline, and summer camps) have thrived under his direction. In 2006 the TCU Indoor Drumline placed first at the PAS Marching Percussion Festival.

In addition to his teaching duties, Brian maintains an active performance schedule. Internationally he has performed at the National Concert Hall in Taipei, Taiwan and taught at the Taipei International Percussion Summer Camp. Brian has performed with several symphony orchestras and presented recitals at universities across the U.S.

Brian is an active composer and arranger and adjudicates both concert and marching events. His clinic presentations include the 2005, 2003, and 2000 PAS International Conventions, the 2005 and 2000 TMEA Conventions, the 1997 Texas Band Masters Association Convention, the 1992 PAS Texas Day of Percussion, and many regional schools and festivals.

He is the Executive Producer of two CDs - The Palace of Nine Perfections (the TCU Percussion Ensemble) and Phage (the A&M-Commerce Percussion Ensemble). Brian is a member of the Percussion Ensemble and Marching Committee within the Percussive Arts Society, is published by Drop Six Media, and works as a clinician/endorser for Innovative Percussion, Yamaha, Remo, and SABIAN.

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