March 4, 2023
Oak Ridge High School
Middle School and High School Percussion Ensembles
Coordinator of Percussion, Regents Professor of Percussion, UNT College of Music
Mark Ford is a marimba artist and the Coordinator of Percussion at The University of North Texas College of Music in Denton, Texas. As a Past-President of the Percussive Arts Society and the coordinator of one of the largest percussion programs in the United States at UNT, Ford is an active performer and composer.
Professor of Music, Division Chair and Coordinator of Percussion, TCU
Dr. Brian A. West is a Professor of Music and the Coordinator of Percussion at Texas Christian University. Under his direction, the percussion program at TCU has received international recognition. The TCU Percussion Orchestra won the 2015, 2011, 2008 and 2005 Percussive Arts Society International Percussion Ensemble Competitions, and the TCU Drumline won the 2012 and 2006 PAS Marching Percussion Festivals.
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