Gabriel Staznik is a freelance performer, educator, and arranger residing in the Lancaster, Pennsylvania area. He performs regularly at the prestigious American Music Theatre (Lancaster, PA) and is currently performing on stage in American Music Theatre's newest Original Production. Gabriel is on the music faculty at Lancaster Bible College, Music Director and the Arranger for Windish Music and Productions, and Director of the Total Percussion Seminar music camps.
Gabriel has performed and recorded with Grammy, Emmy, and Tony award-winning artists. He recently toured with the legendary Chubby Checker (The Twist!) and has performed on-stage with artists including Kristen Chenoweth (Broadway/Film), and James Wolpert and Cole Vosbury (from NBC's The Voice). Gabe has been the house drummer/percussionist at American Music Theatre since 2009 and has performed with the PRiMA Theatre Co., Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre, Allenberry Playhouse, Hershey Entertainment and Resorts, Allan Albert Productions' Internationally Award-Winning (IAAPA) production of Trash Time, and for SRO Associate's production of Lightning Strike. Locally you can find Gabe performing regularly with Steely Jam and Andy Mowatt, the Alley Kat House Band, and with other area orchestras, jazz ensembles, and theater companies.
As an arranger/composer you can hear his works being performed by Junk Rock at Canobie Lake Park (Salem, NH), by the IAAPA Award-Winning Cocoa Rhythm Factory at Hershey Park (Hershey, PA), and by scholastic percussion ensembles across the county. His works have been published by HoneyRock Publishing and STRAJK Publications.
Gabriel has recently released his holiday CD, The Nutcracker Suite: A Percussion Performance and has recorded for NFL Films, Def Jam Records’ Platinum and Grammy artist LL Cool J, Sports Music Emmy Awarded Hedden Music, and for American Music Theatre's Cast Album Recordings.
Gabriel holds a Bachelor's degree in Music Education with a focus in percussion from West Chester University. He is a member of the Percussive Arts Society, National Association of Rudimental Drummers, and endorses Vic Firth Sticks & Mallets, Remo Drumheads, and Beato Bags.