Front Ensemble Instructor and General Design Consultant
Ian has been working with the TJ pit as a guest instructor since 2008. Ian has his Bachelor’s Degree in percussion performance from the University of Calgary and his Master’s Degree in percussion performance from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He was a member of the Allegiance Elite, Crossmen and Glassmen D and B Corps. He has participated in master classes, performances and music competitions with more prominent artists than will fit here. He was a member of the music faculty at University of Massachusetts at Amherst from 2007-2008 and served as the Assistant Director of Bands for the Calgary Stampede Showband from 2009-2011. Ian moved to Boston, MA to become more involved with groups such as the Spirit of America Band and Dartmouth HS, winner of the 2014 WGI Scholastic World Class championship. Ian has worked with many ensembles including the Calgary Stampede Showband, Spirit of America, Thomas Jefferson High School, Dartmouth Indoor Percussion, United Percussion, Boston University and the U.S. Army All-American Marching Band. He was a member of the percussion staff for the Glassmen, the Magic of Orlando, the Madison Scouts, Carolina Crown including when they won the 2013 DCI World Championship, and the Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps. He is currently on the percussion staff for the Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps. He is endorsed by Vic Firth, Remo and Zildjian.