About Alex Braud
Alex Braud is a percussionist and educator from Kansas City, MO and is the Front Ensemble Coordinator for the Louisiana Stars Drum and Bugle Corps and is an Assistant Band Director in Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD in Pecos, TX. He holds a Master of Music degree from Lamar University, where he studied Percussion Performance with Dr. Francisco Perez and served as a Graduate Assistant for the LU Band program, assisting with instruction of the Showcase of Southeast Texas Drumline and Percussion Ensemble. A graduate of the University of Central Missouri, he holds bachelor’s degrees in both Percussion Performance and Instrumental Music Education. Previously, Alex was the Director of Percussion at Howe High School in Howe, TX, and has taught as a freelance instructor across Texas and Missouri.
An advocate for new music in percussion, Alex has been a part of several consortiums, including works by Alexis C. Lamb, Steven Snowden, Molly Joyce, Jennifer Jolley, Ivan Trevino, and Caleb Pickering. As a participant at the Sō Percussion Summer Institute, he aided in the development of works by composers Natalie Dietterich, Ethan Isaac, David Carlton Adams, Joshua Muetzel, and others. In the summer of 2022, through a joint venture between SōSI and the University of Michigan Percussion Studio, Alex participated in the world premiere and tour of Michael Gordon’s “Field of Vision” , a massive outdoor work for 36 percussionists, which concluded with a performance at Bang on Can’s LOUD Weekend at MASS MoCA.
An eclectic and dynamic performer, Alex was a member with Gateway Indoor and the Oregon Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps. He has played percussion with several regional orchestras in Texas and Missouri, the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp Festival Orchestra and Band, and was a member of the Kansas City Chiefs Rumble Drumline.
Alex is a member of the Percussive Arts Society, the Texas Music Educators Association, Young Band Directors of Texas, and is a proud endorser of Beetle Percussion.