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Percussionist. Educator. A

rranger.

-Advocate of youth percussion programs

-Percussionist in the Greater Toronto Area

-High School percussion clinician

-Marching percussion arranger

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

(416) 877-7614

brandonamooney@gmail.com

Biography

Percussionist Brandon Mooney is an active performer, educator and arranger currently located Toronto, Canada.  A native of Saskatchewan, Canada, he has established a strong reputation for the growth and promotion of youth percussion programs, with extensive teaching and performing experience throughout Canada, the United States, and Europe.    

A versatile musician, Mooney has been heavily involved playing in drum lines in the Drum Corps International circuit. He has toured/performed in over 30 states  with Pride of the Lions (Regina, Saskatchewan), Dutch Boy (Kitchener, Ontario), and the World Class Finalist Blue Stars (Lacrosse, Wisconsin).    As an orchestral musician, he has performed with Orchestra London Canada, and Stratford Symphony, in addition to many chamber ensembles.  Brandon has performed at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) with the University of Texas Wind Ensemble, as well as the UT Percussion Ensemble as a winner of the International Percussion Ensemble Competition.  Regarding composition, his original composition, "Blink,"  is a provincial awarding winning solo and was selected to be performed at Canada's National Music Festival.  Mooney has been a finalist in the Orchestra Toronto, Marty Hidy Concerto Competition as well as the University of Texas Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition.  

As a percussion educator in Texas, Brandon taught 40 students a week within the Round Rock ISD, ran the Cedar Valley Middle School Percussion Ensemble, and taught the highly recognized Round Rock High School Drum Line.  Brandon has previously served as the Drumline Director for the University of Western Ontario Marching Band, Adjudicator for the Canadian Drumline Association, Percussion Arranger for MDC Indoor Drumline of Salzburg, Austria, percussion staff with Guardians Drum and Bugle Corps, and has worked with several additional percussion programs throughout Southern Ontario, and Central Texas.  Currently, Brandon is teaching private lessons and percussion clinics, freelancing in the GTA, and is the percussion arranger for the Blue Diamonds Drum and Bugle Corps (Nienhagen, Germany), and St. Marcellinus Secondary School Drum Line (Mississauga, Ontario).

Brandon holds a Bachelor of Music degree with Honors in Music Education, and an Artist Diploma from Western University in London, Ontario, Canada, and a Masters Degree in Percussion Performance from the University of Texas at Austin.  Primary instructors include Chris Worthington, Jill Ball, Tom Aungst, Thomas Burritt, and Tony Edwards.

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Brandon is a fantastic, well-rounded educator. Equally comfortable in all genres of percussion, Brandon is a teacher who continually pushes his students to new heights, giving solid instruction in a positive environment
— Dr. Chris Lizak
 

Private Lessons

Brandon has been teaching private lessons for nearly a decade

Each student receives a unique lesson plan and goals for each week

Lessons are fun and affordable!


 
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Student Benefits

-Students feel like rock stars! Lessons are fun and exciting, and the learning never stops!

-Lesson plans are clear, with set goals and achievement levels

-Music lessons have proven to help students with many aspects of their life, in addition to music

 
 

Performance

Masters in Music Degree in Performance, University of Texas at Austin

Performed and travelled throughout more than 30 states in the USA

Performed twice at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention

Currently, a freelance percussionist in the Greater Toronto Area

 

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Performance Highlights Include

-Marta Hidy Concerto Competition Finalist, Orchestra Toronto

-Performance Arts Society International Convention Performance with University of Texas Wind Ensemble and UT Percussion Ensemble

-Playing alongside Grammy Award Winning, Thomas Burritt in Ishii Percussion Concerto

-Soloist with the Western University Percussion Ensemble

-Canada's Walk of Fame Appreciation Dinner with Canadian Radio Music nominated Liz Coyles, and Juno nominated Michael Sonier

-Several DCI summer tours across the United States

-Solo Snare Drum Performance at Canada's National Music Festival

-Playing alongside Canadian singer-songwriter Jeff Straker, who's music has reached the top 10 itunes Canada charts, and music video reaching the top 10 Much More Music charts.

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Arranging

Currently working with several clients in Canada, the United States and Germany. Arrangements may include drum line, front ensemble, or full percussion ensemble.

Please contact with inquiries, or permission to access previous arrangement mp3 files.


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Previous Clients include:

-University of Texas at Austin Longhorn Marching Band, Austin, Texas

-Western University Mustang Band, London, Ontario

-Blue Diamonds Drum and Bugle Corps, Nienhage, Germany

-MDC Drum Line, Salzburg, Austria

-Banting Secondary School, London, Ontario

-St. Marcellinus Drum Line, Mississauga, Ontario

 

Marching Percussion

Brandon has taught hundreds of drum line and front ensemble students over the past decade

He is an active educator, clinician, and arranger for marching bands, drum lines, and drum corps across Canada, the United States and Europe

He has marched with the Blue Stars from LaCrosse, Wisconsin, and is a Drum Corps International World Class Finalist

Brandon would love to work with your ensemble!

 

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Marching Percussion Services

-Drum Line Instruction

-Front Ensemble Instruction

-Middle School and High School Clinics

-Drum Line arrangement

-Front Ensemble Arrangement

-Full percussion ensemble arrangement

 

Contact

Please fill out the form below and Brandon will contact you within 48 hours. Thanks!

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