Brian Jones currently serves as Principal Timpanist of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Adjunct Professor of Percussion at Southern Methodist University. Previously, he served as Principal Timpanist with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and Adjunct Associate Professor of Percussion at the University of Michigan. While an undergraduate at the University of North Texas, he was a member of the 1:00 Lab Band on both drumset and bass trombone. Jones earned a Performer’s Certificate and Master of Music degree from Indiana University as a fellowship student. He has presented clinics and masterclasses throughout the United States and Japan including PASIC 2004 as a featured clinician. He has premiered and/or recorded works with the New World Symphony, New Music Detroit, Percussion Quartet from Tanglewood, SouthBeat Percussion Ensemble, Atmos Percussion Ensemble, and Empire Brass Quintet as well as timpani concerti with the University of Michigan Percussion Ensemble, Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra, and Detroit Symphony Orchestra.