Percussionist and educator Chris Nadeau is currently Adjunct Assistant Professor of Percussion at the University of Texas at Arlington and on percussion staff for the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps.
Working as an active performing percussionist and clinician around the country, Chris has played numerous groups such as the Lone Star Wind Orchestra and Percussion Ensemble, the Fort Collins Symphony Orchestra, the Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra, the Texarkana Symphony Orchestra and the Shreveport Opera. His award-winning percussion duo CAn-Duo Percussion has performed as guest artists for the Southern California International Marimba Competition, the North Texas Percussion Festival, and the North Texas Keyboard Symposium. As an educator, Chris has previously served as a marching percussion instructor/arranger for the Colorado State University Marching Band, Front Ensemble instructor for Genesis Drum and Bugle Corps, Adjunct Professor of Percussion at Front Range Community College, and Percussion Coordinator/Arranger for the Plano West School Cluster in Plano, TX. Chris holds a Master’s Degree in Percussion Performance from Colorado State University under the direction of Dr. Eric Hollenbeck, as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Percussion Performance from Texas A&M University – Commerce under the direction of Dr. Brian Zator.
Chris is an artist for Pearl/Adams Percussion, Salyers/Encore Sticks and Mallets, and Beetle Percussion.
BORN IN: Shreveport, LA
LIVES IN: Arlington, TX
PLAYING SINCE: 2000
BIGGEST INFLUENCES: Brian Zator, Eric Hollenbeck
MOST MEMORABLE PERFORMANCE YOU PLAYED IN: Texas A&M University – Commerce PASIC 2010 Showcase Concert
MOST MEMORABLE PERFORMANCE YOU DIDN’T PLAY IN: University of Nebraska-Lincoln PASIC 2019 Showcase
CAREER HIGHLIGHT: Southern California Internation Marimba Competition Grand Prize Duo (2012)
FAVOURITE SABIAN CYMBAL: 18” HHX Synergy Medium