Principal Timpanist of the U.S. Navy Band (ret.), Dr. Gauthreaux is a sought after clinician and percussion educator. He has presented percussion master classes at the University of Maryland, Howard University, Louisiana State University, and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He has also been a featured clinician at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention, the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic, Maryland Day of Percussion, Virginia Day of Percussion, South Central Regional Music Conference, the Louisiana Music Educators Conference, the Armed Forces School of Music, and the Nebraska Band Masters Convention.
Guy’s timpani and percussion playing can be heard on numerous recordings with the United States Navy Band and the Washington Winds, and he is also featured on recordings for Meredith Music snare and timpani method books. In 2004, he released his second solo snare drum compact disc, Rudiments! Rudiments! Rudiments!. Gauthreaux’s first solo snare drum compact disc, OPEN-CLOSE-OPEN: American Contest Solos for Snare Drum, has been the #1 selling snare drum CD world-wide for the past 14 years. He has composed solos for snare drum, timpani, marimba, and multiple percussion, and three of his works have placed in the Percussive Arts Society’s International Composition Contests (American Suite for Solo Snare Drum, 1st place in 1989; Time to Remember 2nd place in 2002; and Capriccio for Solo Timpani , 3rd place in 1998). Guy Gauthreaux’s music is published by Pioneer Percussion, Meredith Music, and Studio 4 Music. In 1989, he founded PIONEER PERCUSSION, a publishing company dedicated to advanced percussion music. Guy also appeared in the motion picture “A Few Good Men” as a drummer in the “Marine Band” (portrayed by The Capital Band, a professional concert band that performs regularly in the Washington DC area). For further information, go to GuyGauthreaux.com.
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