Fabrice Marandola is an Associate Professor of Percussion and Contemporary Music at the Schulich School of Music of McGill University (Montreal). Previously, he was a professor of percussion at the conservatories of Angers and Grenoble in France, a pedagogy instructor at the Conservatory of Paris, and an invited professor at the Crane School of Music (SUNY-Potsdam, NY). A founding member of Canadian percussion ensemble Sixtrum, he has an active career on the New Music scene, commissioning, performing and recording new works for solo and chamber ensembles.
Marandola holds a PhD in Ethnomusicology from Paris IV-Sorbonne and has conducted in-depth field-research in Cameroon. He is a member of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology of Montreal (CIRMMT) of which he was Associate Director/Artistic Research from 2009-2014. In 2015-16, Marandola was Senior Research Chair at Sorbonne-Universités to lead a multidisciplinary research project on Musical Gesture.