Josh Perry, percussion

Acclaimed by the New York Times as a “creative percussionist,” Josh Perry is a passionate advocate for contemporary music and interdisciplinary performance mediums. Recently, Perry has been a featured soloist at the Kroumata Percussion Center in Stockholm, Sweden, the Transplanted Roots Symposium in Guanajuato, Mexico, the Tokyo Opera City Recital Hall in Tokyo, Japan, and the Audio Training Manual Festival in Seoul, South Korea. Festival appearances include the Donaueschingen Music Festival, MATA festival, New Voices-New Music at Carnegie Hall, June in Buffalo festival, and the Bang on a Can Marathon. Perry is a member of Iktus Percussion, ensemble mise-en, Hotel Elefant, and has recently performed with the Talea Ensemble, Argento New Music Project, Wavefield Ensemble, Metropolis Ensemble, and Mantra Percussion. A proponent for composer-performer collaboration, he consistently works with living composers and has premiered well over 100 works for percussion and mixed ensemble. Perry has performed and given workshops at Universities across the US and abroad including the Eastman School of Music, Berklee College of Music, Princeton University, Boston Conservatory, University of Buffalo, Oberlin College, University of California-Davis, Michigan State University, New College, and more. Perry recently received his Doctorate from Stony Brook University, he received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.