Percussionist, composer, and educator Brian Blume is making himself known nationally and internationally through exceptional skill and creativity. A native of Logansport, Indiana, Brian is currently percussionist with the Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra and has also played with the Lafayette Symphony, Columbus Indiana Philharmonic, Carmel Symphony, and Bloomington Camerata Orchestra. His performance experience goes far beyond orchestral playing, however, and includes solo marimba and percussion, new music performances, electronic music, studio recording, and drum corps. Brian has won several percussion competitions and last year was invited to perform at the 2010 TROMP Percussion Competition in Eindhoven, Netherlands. Brian has studied with Kevin Bobo, Steve Houghton, John Tafoya, Anthony Cirone, Gerald Carlyss, and Brent Montgomery.
Brian is an active composer/arranger, educator, clinician, and adjudicator in Indiana and throughout the Midwest. He has received numerous commissions and has works published by Tapspace Publications, PercMaster Publications, and drop6 media. Brian currently teaches percussion at Center Grove High School (Greenwood, IN), where he has helped their percussion ensemble earn invitations to perform at the Midwest Clinic and PASIC, and earn a bronze medal at the WGI World Championships, all in the same year.
Brian has taught several drum corps and the Indiana University Marching Hundred Drumline. Brian earned both Master and Bachelor of Music degrees in percussion performance from Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music. He endorses Innovative Percussion sticks and mallets and is a member of the Percussive Arts Society (PAS) and the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP). Brian lives in Greenwood, Indiana, with his wife, Sarah.