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Derek Boughey

Gateway Indoor Percussion, David H. Hickman High School
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Derek Boughey, freelance percussion performer, composer, arranger, and educator, earned his Masters of Music in Percussion Performance from Illinois State University and also holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Colorado State University. Derek has studied with Eric Hollenbeck, David Collier, Shilo Stroman, Leo Canale, Don Prorak, Doug Rosener, Dave Marvin, Brian Graham, Greg Wilson, and Mike Nevin.
Formerly, Derek was an Assistant Professor of Percussion and the Technical Director of the School of Music at Illinois State University. In addition, Derek has written for, and been an instructor at, a multitude of high school, collegiate, and WGI percussion ensembles in Colorado and across the Midwest. Additionally, he arranged for Vision Through Music Productions and was an instructor at the Music for All Summer Symposium in Orchestral Percussion.
As a performer, Derek has played with the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, the Missouri Symphony Orchestra, the Heartland Festival Orchestra, the Champaign Chorale, the Peoria Ballet, a number of collegiate ensembles, and the World Champion Blue Knights Percussion Ensemble.
Derek currently resides in Ponca City, Oklahoma with his wife Nikki and sons, Morgan and Tristan.
Derek is proud to be endorsed as an Innovative Percussion Artist.