Prof. Brian Baldauff
Brian Baldauff is currently a Doctor of Music candidate in Percussion Performance at the Florida State University. He holds a Master of Music degree in Percussion Performance from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and a Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Central Florida. His primary percussion teachers include Dr. John W. Parks IV, Michael Udow, Brian Jones and Ian Ding (Detroit Symphony Orchestra), Joe Gramley, Cary Kocher, and Jeff Moore. Brian is on the education team as a clinician for the Pro-Mark Corporation.
Brian has performed professionally with the Florida Gulf Coast, Lansing, and Brevard Symponies. As a founding member of the Denkyem Percussion Group, he toured Costa Rica in March of 2010 performing concerts and teaching masterclasses. He has been a featured marimba soloist with the Timber Creek High School at the 2005 Percussive Arts Society International Convention and has given performances at the Univerity of Central Florida as a guest artist.
Brian has served on the instructional staff for both the Teal Sound Drum and Bugle Corps (Jacksonville, FL) and the Boston Crusaders, and was the Graduate Teaching Assistant for the FSU Marching Chiefs “Big 8” Drum line. Brian was awarded first place in both the 2003 and 2004 Percussive Arts Society International Convention Keyboard Individuals, and in May of 2010 was selected for and competed in the semi-final round of the Southern California Marimba Competition. He is featured on the recently released recording of the Florida State University Percussion Ensemble titled Volume One 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).