Mars Hill University - United States
Justin Mabry is currently an Adjunct Professor of Percussion at Mars Hill University and a freelance percussionist with a background in both teaching and performance. Justin received his Masters of Music Degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro under the direction of Dr. Kristopher Keeton and his Bachelor of Music Degree from Mars Hill College under the direction of Dr. Brian Tinkel.
As a performer, Justin is one of the founding members of 10-Can Percussion, a NC based chamber percussion ensemble. He has performed with the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra, Winston-Salem Symphony, Johnson City Symphony Orchestra, Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre, and the Carolina Theatre in Greensboro, NC. During his studies at Mars Hill College and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, he participated in the marching band, percussion ensembles, marimba & steel pan band, jazz band, wind ensemble (2013 host of the CBDNA National Conference, UNCG), and university symphony orchestra.
Having a love for the marching arts, Justin participated in Drum Corps International as a member of the Teal Sound Drum and Bugle Corps in 2004, receiving the High Percussion award, and Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corps in 2005 and 2006. He also participated in Winter Guard International as a member of Odyssey Percussion Theater in 2008. He is currently the percussion arranger for Carolina Gold Drum & Bugle Corps and was previously the percussion arranger for Coastal Surge Drum & Bugle Corps (2013). During his time as percussion caption head (2009-2013), Carolina Gold became the 2012 DCA A-Class World Champions, and the percussion program received the 2010, 2011 & 2012 High Percussion award. Most recently, Justin was the ensemble director and battery arranger for Wake Forest Independent indoor percussion ensemble as well as the director of percussion at Ronald W. Reagan High School in Pfafftown, NC.
In addition to teaching and performing, Justin is a featured percussion arranger for Standing O Marching. He has been a featured clinician at numerous college and high school workshops and is an arranger and adjudicator for several percussion ensembles and band circuits across the country.
Justin is an Alumni of Phi Mu Alpha, a member of Percussive Arts Society, and an artist/clinician for Innovative Percussion Inc., Remo Inc., and Pearl-Adams Corporation. Justin currently resides near Asheville, North Carolina with his wife Andrea.