and educator Brian Blume is making himself known nationally and internationally
through exceptional skill and creativity. A native of Logansport, Indiana,
Brian performs regularly as a soloist, chamber musician, orchestral player, and
studio percussionist. His debut album, a Christmas album entitled Let It
Snow, released in November, 2012. Brian recently performed at Super Bowl
XLVI in Indianapolis, before 112 million viewers worldwide, with Kelly
Clarkson, Madonna, and Cee Lo Green, and he was in the 2012 Indianapolis Colts
(NFL) Drumline. Brian has teamed up with percussionist Colin Hill to form the
BluHill Percussion Duo, which has performed in several states and continues to
expand its reach and repertoire.
Brian is currently
serving as Instructor of Percussion at Southeastern University in Lakeland,
Florida, where he teaches applied percussion & drum set, percussion techniques,
music theory, and the new SEU Drumline. Prior to his appointment at SEU, Brian
taught percussion at Center Grove High School (Greenwood, IN), whose percussion
ensembles earned invitations to perform at the Midwest Clinic and PASIC, and
earned a bronze medal at the WGI World Championships, all within one year.
Brian has also taught several drum corps and the Indiana University Drumline.
As a composer, Brian has received numerous commissions and has works published
by Tapspace Publications, PercMaster Publications, and drop6 media. His work
for TV broadcast has been aired nationwide on ESPN, CBS, Big Ten Network, and
Brian earned both Master
and Bachelor of Music degrees in percussion performance from Indiana
University’s Jacobs School of Music. He endorses Pearl/Adams instruments,
Innovative Percussion sticks and mallets, and he is a member of the Percussive
Arts Society (PAS) and the American Society of Composers, Authors, and
Publishers (ASCAP). Brian lives in Lakeland with his wife, Sarah. For more,
visit www.brianblumemusic.com and follow him on Twitter (@briancblume).