Brian Baldauff is Assistant Professor of Percussion at the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point where he directs the percussion ensemble, teaches applied lessons, percussion fundamentals courses, and percussion pedagogy. He is an active performer of solo and chamber music and serves as co-Principal percussion for the Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra. Brian is a versatile performer and pedagogue whose interests span contemporary and historic percussion literature, electronic sound, and chamber music.
Brian is in demand as a performer and clinician and has presented sessions for regional and national conferences, including the Percussive Arts Society and the West Virginia Music Educators Association.
A multi-percussionist - specializing in keyboards and contemporary music, and marching percussion - Brian served as the Graduate Teaching Assistant for the Florida State University Marching Chiefs “Big 8” drum line from 2008 to 2011. He can be heard on the forthcoming Rattle Records release with the John Psathas Percussion Project (JP3) and additionally on the BlockM and Equilibrium labels with the University of Michigan Symphony Band and Percussion Ensemble (works of Michael Daugherty and Michael Udow).
Brian is active in the Percussive Arts Society community, having served as President of the West Virginia state chapter. Brian completed his undergraduate work in music education at the University of Central Florida and received his Masters of Music in Percussion Performance from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. His primary percussion teachers include Jeffrey Moore, Michael Udow, Joseph Gramley, and John W. Parks IV. He is currently a Doctor of Music candidate at The Florida State University.