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Brett Landry

Title: Adjunct Professor of Percussion
Instructor/Arranger for the Carolina Band Drumline
Department: USC Bands
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Brett Landry is the instructor/arranger for the Carolina Band Drumline, and adjunct professor of percussion at the University of South Carolina. He has worked with the drumline for the past three years, serving as graduate assistant while pursing his doctorate of musical arts in percussion performance under the tutelage of Dr. Scott Herring. Originally from Lafayette, Louisiana, Brett received his bachelor’s degree in music education and music performance from Louisiana State University, where he studied with Dr. Michael Kingan and Dr. Brett Dietz. During his tenure at LSU he served as principal percussionist of the Wind Ensemble and the Symphony Orchestra, and participated in the LSU Tiger Band Drumline. From 2005 to 2010 Brett served as the director of the New Iberia Senior High School Band. As director of bands, he taught the marching band as well as multiple concert ensembles whose performances garnered superior ratings at state and regional festivals. In 2010 he began his master’s degree at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, working as the graduate assistant in percussion and studying with Dr. Michael Kingan and Dr. Jack Stamp. In his two years of Master’s study Brett performed as a Concerto Competition soloist with the IUP Wind Ensemble, and was featured as a soloist with the IUP Symphony Orchestra. Brett will complete his Doctorate in Percussion Performance this fall at USC, and has performed as principal percussionist with the award-winning USC Wind Ensemble and USC Percussion Ensemble. Brett has also performed as principal timpanist with the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra, as well as section percussionist in the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra, the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra, the Acadian Wind Symphony, the Keystone Winds, and other orchestras and performing ensembles throughout the Northeast and Southeast.