About Tim Feerst
A native of Northern Virginia, Dr. Tim Feerst is Director of Percussion Studies at the University of Northern Colorado. Prior faculty appointments include the University of Texas Permian Basin, the University of Texas at Tyler, Trinity Valley Community College, the University of Utah, and North Central Texas College. Dr. Feerst holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in Percussion Performance from the University of North Texas. He also holds a Master’s in Percussion Performance from the University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor’s in Music Education from George Mason University.
Dr. Feerst has performed with ensembles including the Amarillo Symphony, The Dallas Winds, the Dallas Symphony Chorus, the West Texas Symphony, Voces8, and the American Festival Pops Orchestra. Dr. Feerst has recording credits with The Southern Music Company, The Dallas Winds, Ryan Anthony and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, and the North Texas Wind Symphony. Most recently, he recorded drums and percussion for indie artist Erica Lane’s single “The Friendly Beasts,” which reached #37 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary (AC) chart during the Holiday 2022 season.
Dr. Feerst is an advocate for new works for percussion and has commissioned, premiered, and participated in several consortiums for music by composers such as Gene Koshinski, Corey Robinson, Jenna Wright, Marc Mellits, Alejandro Viñao, Ivan Trevino, and Brian Nozny. He has presented at the Texas Music Educators Association Conference, the National Conference on Percussion Pedagogy, and the College Music Society South Central Regional Conference. Dr. Feerst is also active in the Percussive Arts Society (PAS) and currently serves on the University Pedagogy Committee.
Dr. Feerst proudly endorses Pearl Drums/Adams Musical Instruments, Black Swamp Percussion, Vic Firth and Balter sticks and mallets, and Zildjian Cymbals.