Bryan Maurer
Percussionist. Educator. Composer.

B R Y A N  M A U R E R
Percussionist. Educator. Composer.


Marching Percussion Specialist, Vic Firth Education Team
PhD Student in Music Education, University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus
Percussion Coordinator and Arranger, Marching Cardinals of Luverne, Minnesota


 Vic Firth WGI 2011: Dominion Storm


Jose beFORe JOHN5 - Aurel Hollo 

Angora Tribal's 2012 Showcase



Bryan Maurer (M.M.E.) Music Coordinator and Front Ensemble Caption Head for Dominion Storm Indoor Drumline (2010-2012), an independent open class ensemble from Virginia Beach, Virginia (sadly DSID disbanded in 2013). WGI reviewers said his music, “turned UD Arena into an uptown dance club... with a driving shuffle beat which had the crowd clapping along.”

Currently, Bryan is a first semester PhD student in Music Education at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities campus, where he was recently awarded a Fellowship and Teaching Assistantship for courses in Percussion Techniques and Teaching and Percussion Techniques for Music Therapists. His research interests include topics such as teacher working conditions and workload, personality traits and musical preferences, and music technology in education. His wife Sandra and daughter Fiona live in Sioux Falls, South Dakota where she is active in the birth community with Nourished Birth Collective,, and Soul Movement Yoga Studio.

Previously, Bryan was an active performer and educator in the Hampton Roads, Southeastern Virginia region.  His positions included: instructor of music theory and history at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia; percussionist with The Tidewater Winds concert band; drummer for the professional night club band Monkey Booty; drummer for Angora Tribal dance troupe from Williamsburg, Virginia and percussion instructor at Music and Arts Centers in Chesapeake, Virginia. 

Maurer's competitive ensembles have been very successful. Dominion Storm has won the 2008, 2009, and 2010 Atlantic Indoor Association (PIA) championships and the 2012 WGI Richmond Regional (PIA). Bryan has won two high percussion awards at the USSBA national championships held in Maryland. 

Finding a passion for writing percussion music, he studied under Dr. Adolphus Hailstork and Dr. Andrey Kasparov at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, earning his Bachelors of Music Composition (B.M.) degree in 2007 and earning awards F. Ludwig Diehn Scholar, Vogan Music Scholarship, and the S. Eliot Breneiser Memorial Scholarship.  In 2010, he was awarded his Master of Music Education (M.M.E.) degree in applied percussion studies from Old Dominion University under David Walker—Wheaton Conservatory of Music (B.M.) and The University of Michigan (M.M.).

Website Builder