Percussionist, composer, and educator Brian Blume is making himself known nationally and internationally through exceptional skill and creativity. Brian recently performed at Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis, before 112 million viewers worldwide, with Kelly Clarkson, Madonna, and Cee Lo Green, and he is currently part of the Indianapolis Colts (NFL) Drumline. 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, is set to release in November, 2012. In early 2012, Brian 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 an active composer/arranger, educator, clinician, and adjudicator. 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), 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 taught several drum corps and the Indiana University 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. For more, visit www.brianblumemusic.com, and follow Brian on Twitter (@briancblume).