Gabriel Staznik is a performer, educator, and arranger in the Harrisburg, Lancaster, and Philadelphia Pennsylvania region. He performs regularly at the prestigious American Music Theatre (Lancaster, PA), and is currently performing on stage in American Music Theatre's acclaimed Christmas Show. Gabriel is on the music faculty at Lancaster Bible College, Director of Percussion at Avon Grove High School, Music Director and Arranger for Windish Music and Productions and Hershey Park's IAAPA Award-Winning Cocoa Rhythm Factory, and is the Director of the Lancaster Total Percussion Seminar.
Gabriel has performed as a percussionist with the PRiMA Theatre Co., the Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre, the Lancaster British Brass Band, the Herm Miller Big Band Orchestra, and has performed in over a dozen American Music Theatre Original Productions. He has performed on-stage for Hershey Entertainment and Resorts, Allan Albert Productions' Internationally Award-Winning (IAAPA) production of Trash Time as show captain and the featured soloist, and for SRO Associate's production of Lightning Strike. Outside of American Music Theatre you can find Gabe performing locally with Steely Jam, the Andy Mowatt Trio, and with area orchestras, jazz ensembles, and theater companies.
Gabriel has recently released his holiday CD, The Nutcracker Suite: A Percussion Performance and has recorded for NFL Films, Synergy Studios, Def Jam Records’ Platinum and Grammy artist LL Cool J, Bias Studios, Sound Design Music Studios, Northeastern Music Publications, 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 and Remo Drumheads.