Stephen Primatic is a Professor of Music at Georgia Southern University, where he teaches percussion, theory, jazz and music technology. Dr. Primatic earned his Bachelor of Music in percussion performance from Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, PA. He received his Masters of Music from The University of Miami, and his Doctor of Musical Arts from The University of Georgia.
In addition to teaching, Dr. Primatic maintains an active performing career in the southeastern United States. He is currently principal percussionist with the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra in Hilton Head South Carolina, and The Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra. Steve also plays in jazz, classical, and theater venues throughout the region.
Dr. Primatic has over 20 compositions/arrangements for percussion ensemble published through Meredith Music, drop6 Media, Tapspace Percussion, Colle Voce music, Row-Loff Productions, and Alfred Music. He also has two books on percussion pedagogy and instrument maintenance/repair published through Meredith Music.