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David Gluck

Percussion Instructor

Biography: In addition to teaching percussion and jazz at NNU, David Gluck also teaches at Idaho Arts Charter School in Nampa. For three years, David taught at the State University of New York at Purchase College, where he had previously earned his MFA in Studio Composition. He also earned his BM at Ithaca College in New York. As a founding member and percussionist of the internationally renowned Rhythm & Brass and The Dallas Brass, he has been critically acclaimed by The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly and Downbeat Magazine. His music has been featured on the BET Network, NPR and in Jazz Player Magazine. He has 10 recordings on the Koch, Summit, d’note, Bear Claw and Skinny-Tie labels. He is published by Hal Leonard, Universal Editions and Potenza Music, and co-authored Rhythms of the Game: The Link Between Musical and Athletic Performance with former New York Yankee, Bernie Williams.

In 2017, David was a quarterfinalist for the prestigious Grammy Music Educator of the Year Award. David is sponsored by Yamaha, Zildjian, D’Addario/Evans and Innovative Percussion Corporations and has been a featured performer and clinician throughout the U.S., Japan, Thailand, Australia, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Italy, the Caribbean, Mexico and Canada. He has had works premiered at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall and the Salvador Dali Museum, with a recent commission from the United States Air Force Band.