Brian Fronzaglia, Assistant Professor of Percussion at Missouri Southern State University, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Penn State University where he was awarded the Performer’s Recognition Award. He also holds a Master’s degree in Percussion Performance from Michigan State University and is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Percussion Performance at the UMKC Conservatory of Music.
Brian, performing on many international stages has also been seen performing with the Kansas City Symphony, Kansas City Ballet, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Kansas City Symphony Chamber Orchestra, The American Opera Studio, Flint Symphony, Lansing Symphony, Pennsylvania Centre Chamber Orchestra, National Wind Ensemble and the Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings. Brian, a part time member of Marimba Sol de Chiapas was also a member of the Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps.
Brian, a strong advocate for marching percussion, has been on staff for many summer camps including the Yamaha Sounds of Summer Percussion camp and has been a consultant and arranger for several high schools across the nation. He is currently an active adjudicator throughout the Midwest and is also on staff with WGI Finalist, Gateway Indoor.
Brian is a Yamaha Performing Artist/clinician and is also a performing artist/clinician for Sabian Cymbals, Remo Drumheads and Innovative Percussion Sticks and Mallets. Brian has given numerous master classes, performances and clinics throughout the United States. As a performer Brian has been active in commissioning and premiering new works for percussion and has been recorded on numerous labels.