Pioneer Announces Kirk Gay As 2011 Front Ensemble Composer
The Pioneer is proud to have Mr. Gay on the 2010 staff. Mr. Gay is famous as a Percussionist, Educator, Arranger and Composer Mr. Gay is currently the Coordinator of Undergraduate Studies and an Instructor of Music at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, FL. He teaches student lessons for the percussion studio, directs ?Black Steel? the UCF steel drum ensemble and coordinates the Marching Knights Drumline. He is a Yamaha Performing Artist and Clinician and an endorser and clinician for Pro-Mark sticks, Sabian Cymbals, Sticktape.com and has works published by Tapspace Publications, Alfred Publications and Pan Press Publications. Mr. Gay?s timpani etude book ?Pedal to the Kettle?, released by Tapspace Publications, is used in many states for All-State auditions as well on the state solo lists.
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