Drummer, Percussionist, Teacher San Jose, CA 95008
Scott Brians focus has always been on percussion AND drum set. Scott has played for churches, musicals, rock bands, jazz big bands, marching bands, orchestras, jazz small groups, and percussion groups. The most notable of these were his group Different Strokes Percussion that toured and played in Taiwan, playing percussion for Steve Lawrence and Edie Gorme for their New Years show at Harrahs in Tahoe, CA, and playing with the jazz group the Jack Conway Trio. After getting his masters degree form the University of North Texas, Scott moved back to California and started working with many high schools in the bay area, creating percussion programs from scratch and putting on children's percussion concerts several times a year. His passion for music, both playing and teaching, brought him back to Sacramento where he now teachers at several high schools and at Cosumnes River College. He continues to play as much as possible and enjoys the challenge of being a performer and teacher in all avenues of music.
ADJUNCT FACULTY, COSUMNES RIVER COLLEGE - SACRAMENTO CA 2007 - 2010 Taught the Advanced Jazz Band and Introduction to MIDI. Also taught Beginning Piano and Beginning Jazz Band. MUSIC DIRECTOR AND MUSIC ACADEMY AT NEXT GENERATION CHURCH - SAN JOSE CA 2006 - 2007 Composed and arranged popular Christian music for a 6 piece band; hired musicians and ran rehearsals; advertised and ran music academy; hired other private music teachers for vocals, guitar, and bass; community outreach to local youth PERCUSSION TEACHER 1992 - PRESENT 1992 - present Taught private drum and percussion lessons 2003 Taught Percussion to over 200 kids at WISDOM summer school - San Jose CA 2004 Taught Percussion to over 500 children over 5 days at Glen Harmon Elementary School - Arlington, TX 2005 - 2007 Taught Percussion at Santa Teresa High School, Saint Francis High School, Palo Alto High School, and Ida Price MIddle School - Bay Area CA 2007 - present Taught Percussion at Granite Bay High School, Bella Vista High School, and Rio Americano High School - Sacramento CA
University of Nevada Reno 1994 - 1998 San Jose State University - Bachelors Degree of Music in Percussion 1999 - 2002 University of North Texas - Masters Degree of Music in Jazz Studies 2002 - 2005
COMPOSING AND ARRANGING - Ringtones and video game music for Hudson Enterainment, Various percussion pieces for high schools and middle schools, solos for Vibes, Marimba, and Snare Drum MUSICAL THEATRE - Cinderella, Sound of Music, Oklahoma, Gypsy, Youre a Good Man Charlie Brown, Joseph … Dream Coat, City of Angels, The Fantastiks, Working, The Hobbit, Return to Forbidden Planet, Little Shop of Horrors. MUSIC GROUPS - Different Strokes Percussion (Percussion Ensemble), R+5 (Jazz/Hip Hop), Jason Bellak Quartet (Jazz), Jack Conway Trio (Jazz), Keyser Soze (Ska/Punk), Chris Ferrari All Star Band (Big Band), Strange Vibe (Jazz), Big T and the Badda Bings (Swing Band), Goodbye Matt (Punk Rock)
Galen Lemmon - San Jose, CA Chair, Department of Percussion at San Jose State University (408)924-4681 Dr. Edward Harris - Director, School of Music and Dance at San Jose State University (408)924-4676 Julie Bounds - Band Director at Santa Teresa High School (408) 482-7735 Grant Parker - Music Professor at Cosumnes River College (916) 691-7632; firstname.lastname@example.org