Matt Brusca Fayetteville Public Schools | Independent

Artists Facts:

Nationality: USA
Influences:Steve Smith I Philly Joe Jones I Neil Peart
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Favorite Chartoon Character:Scooby Doo
Beatles or Stones:Beatles

Artist Bio:

Matt Brusca is the Percussion Specialist for Fayetteville Public Schools. He holds a Master of Music degree in Percussion Performance from Illinois State University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education from Missouri Southern State University.

Matt has been on staff with Resistance Indoor Percussion (2013, 2015), Gateway Indoor (2011-12), and the Colt Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps (2010-12). He has also been on staff with the Yamaha Sounds of Summer Camp, Joplin Jazz Camp, and MSSU Jazz Camp in addition to instructing and arranging for high school and collegiate drum lines throughout the Midwest.      He was the Co-Founder/Director of the U.S.-Serbian Drum Line Exchange which presented clinics and performances on U.S. marching percussion in Novi Sad and Belgrade, Serbia during the summers of 2011 and 2012.

Matt’s performing experiences include playing with the Kansas City Royal Thunder Drum Line at the 2014 MLB World Series, Chicago Bulls Stampede Drum Line, Chicago Bears Drum Line, and as a WGI Independent World Class Finalist with Gateway Indoor in 2008 and 2009. He has performed with the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, Symphony of Northwest Arkansas, Signature Symphony, Bartlesville Symphony Orchestra, Ozark Festival Orchestra, Peoria Municipal Band, and the Brass Band of Central Illinois. He has also performed for the Grumo Festival (Tesero  and Cavalese, Italy), Exit Festival (Novi Sad, Serbia), BELEF Festival (Belgrade, Serbia), OK Mozart Festival, Marian Days Festival, International Double Reed Society Conference, Kansas PAS Day of Percussion, and NCAA Cross Country Championships.

Matt is a performing artist/clinician for Mapex drums, Majestic percussion, Sabian cymbals, and Innovative Percussion sticks and mallets, as well as a signature artist for Etymotic Research, Inc.