About Brady Spitz

Dr. Brady Spitz is a percussionist, timpanist, and educator based in Martin, Tennessee where he is Assistant Professor and Director of Percussion at the University of Tennessee at Martin. He has performed with orchestras and chamber music organizations across the United States and has appeared on stage alongside artists such as Idina Menzel, Weird Al Yankovic, and The Who. He was the director for the Houston Baptist University Gamelan Ensemble’s appearance at PASIC in 2019 and is formerly artist-in-residence at the Indonesian Consulate in Houston. He maintains an active research interest in Lou Harrison’s American Gamelan repertoire and the American Gamelan movement. Dr. Spitz holds a DMA from Rice University, a Bachelor of Music Performance from the University of North Texas, and a Master of Music in Percussion Performance from Louisiana State University. Mr. Spitz is an endorser of Innovative Percussion and Black Swamp Percussion.