Middle Tennessee State University - United States
A native of Wichita, Kansas, Dr. Brian Mueller is currently Lecturer of Percussion at Middle Tennessee State University and Visiting Instructor of Percussion at The University of the South. He holds a Doctor of Music degree from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music (2016). His prior academic background includes a Bachelor of Music degree from Wichita State University (2007) and a Master of Music degree from The University of North Texas (2009). Brian has worked as a freelance drummer, percussionist, and instructor for many years, and is also a published composer, with works available through C. Alan Publications and Tapspace Publications. He has traveled and performed nationally and internationally, including as a guest marimba soloist and clinician at the Paris Conservatory in December of 2014, and as drum set artist with the MTSU Jazz Faculty on a tour of China in October of 2017. He has been an active steel pan performer with the Bloomington based steel pan group, Steel Panache, and currently plays marimba with the newly formed B-Line Jazz Percussion Trio. Brian performs regularly with the Sewanee Symphony Orchestra and is also an active clinician, presenting workshops and performances nationally. He proudly endorses Innovative Percussion and Pearl/Adams Concert Percussion.