Resume

Brandon T Barnes

 

Education:

Carnegie Mellon University         

  • B.A. in Music Performance (Percussion)
  • Studied Percussion under Timothy K. Adams, Jr. and Paul Evans

 

Private Instruction:

  • Roger Humphries (drum set)
  • Nick Gimiliano (drum set and percussion)
  • Gerald Unger (percussion)

 

Music Programs, Classes and Master classes:

  • Joe Porcaro
  • Ralph Humphrey
  • Sherman Ferguson                
  • Dave Beyer
  • Conrad Alexander
  • Timothy Genis                       
  • Benjamin Ramirez
  • Bill Cahn                     
  • Robert van Sice
  • Tom Freer
  • J. William Hudgins
  • Thomas Guager
  • Frank Epstein
  • Glen Velez
  • Rolando Morales Matos

 

Bands and Performances:

Patrizio Baunne
Italian Crooner (2007 – 2009 & 2012)
Drummer/Assistant Musical Director

Performances include:

  • Montreal Jazz Festival
  • Benedum Center, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Keswick Theatre, Philadelphia, PA
  • Park West, Chicago, IL
  • Arcada Theatre, St. Charles, IL
  • Palace Theatre, Cleveland, OH
  • Rosemont Theatre Chicago, IL
  • Xanadu Theatre, Trump Taj Mahal, Atlantic City, NJ
  • Stambaugh Auditorium, Youngstown, OH
  • The Studio at Hamilton Place, Hamilton, ON
  • Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, CT
  • The National Italian American Foundation’s Tribute to Frank Sinatra, Washington, DC
  • Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, Westhampton, NY

 

Missing Pages:
Original Rock Group (2003 – 2007)
Drummer 

  • Performances include:
  • Post Gazette Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA
  • Opening act for Journey and Def Leopard
  • Chevrolet Amphitheatre – Pittsburgh, PA
  • Opening act for legendary band Deep Purple
  • Tick Tock Rock, Station Square – Pittsburgh, PA
  • Opening act for Bret Michaels of Poison
  • Opening act for Winger and Jani Lane of Warrant

 

Other Bands and Performances:

  • Blues Estafette – Utrecht, Holland (2003)
  • Tommy Brown/Roy Lee Johnson
  • Matt Morgan: Opera/Italian, Tenor
  • Rachelle Durkin: Opera/Pop, Soprano
  • Giorgia Fumanti: International/ Classical/ Crossover
  • Giada Valenti: Italian Pop/Jazz
  • Amanda McCoy: Roots/ Rock
  • Zack Wiesinger: Rock/Blues
  • Vito DiSalvo and We Three: Italian – American
  • Dr. Zoot: Swing
  • Zoot Island: Reggae/Ska/Calypso/Salsa/R&B/Funk/Oldies
  • Hot Metal Brass Band: New Orleans Style Brass Band
  • Leon Daniels and the El Venos: Oldies/R&B/Doo-wop
  • Recover: Party/Dance
  • The Bobby Wayne Band: Soul/R&B/Blues
  • Jimmy Hilton and the Tube City Dukes: Blues/R&B
  • The Wayne Macuga Big Band: Big Band/Swing
  • The Holidays: Oldies
  • The Del-Vikings: Doo-wop
  • The Dubs: Doo-wop
  • Eddie Holman: R&B
  • The Pixies Three: Oldies
  • Johnnie & Joe: R&B
  • The Four Dots: Doo-wop
  • The Legends of Doo wop: Doo-wop

 

The School of Rock, Nashville     
Private Instructor (2013 – Present)
Drums and Percussion

 

The Melody Shop    
Private Percussion Instructor  (1997 – 2013)
Beginning to Advanced Percussion (various ages)

  • Snare Drum
  • Rudimental
  • Concert
  • Marching Percussion
  • Drum Set (Various Styles: Rock, Funk, Jazz, Reggae, Latin, Country, Blues and more)

 

Progressive Music
Private Percussion Instructor (2010 – 2013)
Beginning to Advanced Percussion (various ages)

  • College Audition Preparations
  • Timpani
  • Mallets
  • Snare Drum
  • Drum Set

 

Percussion Instructor: Baldwin High School Marching Band
Baldwin Whitehall, PA (2010 – 2013)
Front Ensemble Instructor

  • Facilitate Rehearsals
  • Writing and Arranging Front Ensemble Music

 

Percussion Instructor: Northside Urban Pathways Charter School:
Pittsburgh, PA (2009 – 2013)
Grades 6 through 12

  • Beginning to advanced percussion classes
  • Concert Band
  • Drumset

 

Drum Line Instructor/Assistant Band Director: West Mifflin Area High School
West Mifflin, PA (2003 – 2011)

  • Facilitate Rehearsals
  • Writing Percussion Music
  • Arranging Percussion Music
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