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Dr. Francisco Perez (b. 1990) is a percussionist, composer, and educator from Pflugerville, TX. He currently serves as Instructional Associate Professor of Percussion Performance at Texas A&M University in College Station, TX.


As an active performer, he has accepted international engagements in Chile, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Spain, and China, and toured extensively throughout the United States. He has performed with various professional ensembles such as the Symphony of Southeast Texas (Principal Timpani), the Lexington Philharmonic, and is a founding member of the BlueSHIFT Percussion Quartet. Dedicated to the expansion of chamber percussion music, BlueSHIFT has performed throughout Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, North Carolina, and Tennessee.


As an active composer, Francisco is privileged to have a wide variety of published works with several ensemble commissions from the University of Kentucky, Texas Christian University, Northwestern State University, University of Texas at Arlington, as well as solo commissions for a variety of artists throughout the US. His works have been performed at The Midwest Clinic, the Percussive Arts Society International Convention, the Texas Music Educators Association convention, and are published by Tapspace Publications and C. Alan Publications.


In the marching arts, Francisco has played snare drum for The Cavaliers (2011 & 2012) and Crossmen Drum & Bugle Corps (2010). In 2011, he helped secure the prestigious Fred Sanford Award for Best Percussion Performance under the direction of Mike McIntosh and Dr. Brian Tinkel. Additionally, he has served as arranger, visual designer, and instructor for various award-winning high school and college drumlines across the country.


Francisco received his Doctorate of Musical Arts and Master’s in Percussion Performance from the University of Kentucky under Prof. James Campbell. He received his Bachelor of Music Education from Texas Christian University under Dr. Brian West.


Francisco proudly endorses Marimba One, Innovative Percussion, Black Swamp Percussion, and the Zildjian Company as an Educational Artist.


For more information about Francisco and his compositions/arrangements, please visit:

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