Murray Gusseck and Jason Baker
An innovator in the world of marching percussion, Murray Gusseck became a member of the Santa Clara Vanguard Drum & Bugle Corps in 1988 and later went on to instruct the group in a variety of capacities. Gusseck is known for a unique compositional style, developing a trend of drumline “parking lot” shows by writing many challenging etudes for the battery ensemble.
Jason Baker serves as Associate Professor of Music and Director of Percussion Studies at Mississippi State University. His solo and ensemble works have been featured at the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Snare Drum Competition, Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic, and PASIC, and are included on state solo and ensemble repertoire lists throughout the United States. Baker has had his research published in Percussive Notes and has three solo CDs to his credit. He published his first book, 15 Progressive Snare Drum Solos: A Pedagogical Approach to Repertoire in 2010 and his debut solo CD The Noble Snare was released in 2005. Baker serves as Associate Editor of New Literature Reviews for Percussive Notes and is a member of the PAS University Pedagogy Committee.
“From the Football Field to the Concert Hall: Sound Quality is Paramount”
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