Dr. Brad Meyer is a percussion educator, artist and composer. He is the Director of Percussion Studies at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas, where he directs the percussion ensemble, steel band (“Jacks of Steel”) and teaches private percussion lessons. Meyer frequently visit universities and high schools around the world...

Dr. Brad Meyer is a percussion educator, artist and composer. He is the Director of Percussion Studies at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas, where he directs the percussion ensemble, steel band (“Jacks of Steel”) and teaches private percussion lessons. Meyer frequently visit universities and high schools around the world to present recitals, workshops, masterclasses and clinics on various topics, including electro-acoustic percussion, contemporary marimba, concert snare drum, marching percussion, percussion ensemble, steel band and world music. His international performances and clinics have taken him to Austria, Taiwan, France, South Africa and Slovenia. Meyer has written several compositions for concert snare drum, multi-percussion and percussion ensemble published with Bachovich Publications. Meyer is a proud endorsee of Yamaha products, Zildjian cymbals, Vic Firth sticks and mallets, Evans drumheads and Tycoon Percussion.

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