MartinPercussion
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SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Keyboard, Other, DJ, Electronic Music.

ABOUT

Austin Martin is a third-year classical percussionist at University of North Carolina school of the arts. He has been professionally studying music there for the past five years with John R. Beck. At only at 18 years old, Austin was accepted to Berklee College of music in Boston as well as their first year abroad program in Valencia Spain. Due to financial difficulties he never attended but has remained on a full ride at UNCSA. Austin typically plays classical music with chamber groups and professional ensembles, however he also is very into rock, alternative, metal, and pop drumming.

Screen name:
MartinPercussion
Member since:
Sep 21 2019
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
6
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

People Austin has studied with;
Greg Dills - Professor of percussion at Wake Forest
John R. Beck- Professor of percussion at UNCSA, Director of percussion at Wake Forest, past PAS president, nominated Ford’s Community Music Award in 2019 for therapeutic drumming in rehabilitating settings.
Performed/studied with;

Blake Tyson

UNCSA Percussion Ensemble

John R. Beck

NC Youth Chorus

Jacob Wang

Jacob Burleson

Dan River Girls

Christopher Lees

UNCSA Orchestra

Larry Rachleff

Karin Hendrickson

UNCSA Nu Ensemble

Xian Zhang

UNCSA Jazz Ensemble

Instrument experience:

Drums:
Expert
Other Percussion:
Expert

EQUIPMENT

Austin has a Mapex Meridian three piece drum set with a wide array of cymbals, perfect for any type of genre.
In addition to that he has a wide set of world music percussion such as bongos, an authentic cajón handmade in Spain, an authentic djembe from the Ivory Coast, and a wide set of smaller auxiliary instruments.