Battery Percussion Instructor
Brandon Draper holds a Master of Music degree in Percussion Performance from the University of New Mexico and a Bachelor of Arts in Percussion from Bethany College. He has taught and arranged percussion at Eldorado High School, Manzano High School, and Rio Rancho High School in Albuquerque, NM. He has been a clinician at many summer music camps in Kansas and New Mexico and is part of the Vic Firth Education Team.
He has performed in many classical settings including The New Mexico Symphony Orchestra and Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra and can be heard on the Summit label recording Illuminations featuring Joe Alessi, principal trombonist with the New York Philharmonic, and the UNM Wind Symphony. Brandon has performed with Ottmar Liebert , John Fedchock, Bobby Shew, Frank Mantooth, Mose Allison, Anthony Braxton, Bruce Dunlap, Kenny Werner, Robin Eubanks, Eddie Daniels, and Kevin Hays.