Josh Gottry, a respected educator and internationally recognized composer has been working with the next generation of percussionists for over twenty years. Mr. Gottry
earned his Bachelor of Music degree in Percussion Performance at Northern Arizona
University and his Master of Music degree in Composition at Arizona State University
and is currently part of the music faculty at Chandler-Gilbert Community College and
Grand Canyon University, teaching courses in percussion, composition, and music theory. Additionally, he works regularly with percussion ensembles and students at all grade levels as a clinician and within his private lesson studio. His performance record includes professional orchestras, music theater, community and chamber ensembles, as well as solo performances and recitals. Mr. Gottry is an ASCAP award-winning composer whose works have been credited as engaging, pedagogical, and brilliantly creative. His pieces have been performed extensively at universities, junior high and high schools, and multiple national conferences. He is a member of the Percussive Arts Society and the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers, has been published in Percussive Notes, Rhythm!Scene, and The PAS Educators’ Companion, and currently serves as editor for Rhythm!Scene. Mr. Gottry is a clinician/endorser for Meinl Percussion, Mike Balter Mallets, Remo Drumheads, Vic Firth Drumsticks, and Yamaha Percussion, and has presented clinics at the Arizona Music Educators Association Conference, Arizona PAS Day of Percussion, New Mexico PAS Day of Percussion, and the Percussive Arts Society International Convention. Mr. Gottry’s website is gottrypercussion.com.