Brian Fronzaglia

Brian Fronzaglia's Biography

Brian Fronzaglia, educator and performing artist, was formerly Department Head of Music, Associate Professor of Percussion and Director of Athletic Bands at Missouri Southern State University. Brian holds a bachelor's degree in music education from Penn State, where he was awarded the Performer's Recognition Award. He holds a master's degree in percussion performance from Michigan State University and has completed work towards a Doctor of Musical Arts in Percussion Performance with a minor area of study in sound recording at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music. In addition to his formal training, Brian has spent time internationally teaching, studying and performing in Serbia, Belgium, Italy and Trinidad and Tobago.

Brian, performing on many international stages, has been seen throughout the United States and Europe. He has performed with the Stanković Percussion Ensemble (Belgrade, Serbia), Grumo Festival Orchestra (Binetto, Tesero and Cavalese, Italy), Kansas City Baroque Consortium, Sunflower Music Festival Orchestra, Symphony of Northwest Arkansas, Kansas City Symphony, Kansas City Ballet, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Kansas City Symphony Chamber Orchestra and The American Opera Studio. In addition, he has performed with the Flint Symphony Orchestra, Lansing Symphony, Altoona Symphony, Nittany Valley Symphony, Northland Symphony, St. Joseph Symphony, Pennsylvania Centre Chamber Orchestra and Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings. Brian, a former member of the group Marimba Sol de Chiapas, was also a member of the Bluecoats Drum & Bugle Corps. A founding member of the NFL's St. Louis Rams Battering Rams Drumline, he was also the founding Director and Arranger for the MLB's Kansas City Royals Royal Thunder Drumline.

Under his direction, the Royal Thunder Drumline performed for the 2014 and 2015 MLB World Series home stands, World Series Championship parade, and the 2012 MLB All-Star Game. The group also traveled to and performed in Europe and was seen on Fox Sports, ESPN, CBS, TBS and TNT. Brian served as project coordinator, drumline arranger and commissioning agent for "300 Trumpets," an iTunes audio/video release featuring Dontae Winslow of Justin Timberlake's Tennessee Kids.

Along with being on faculty for the Yamaha Sounds of Summer camps, Brian has served on the faculties of Penn State University, Pittsburg State University, the Grumo Festival, Miami Public Schools in Oklahoma and the Flint Institute of Music. He is an active adjudicator throughout the Midwest and has been a consultant and arranger for several high schools across the nation. Brian has been on staff with WGI Independent World Finalists, United Percussion and Gateway Indoor, and DCI World Finalist, the Glassmen Drum & Bugle Corps. He also has been a consultant for Union High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma and Blue Springs High School in Blue Springs, Missouri.

Brian is a Yamaha Performing Artist and clinician as well as a performing artist/clinician for Sabian Cymbals, Remo Drumheads, Gon Bops Percussion, Innovative Percussion Sticks and Mallets and Etymōtic Earplugs.

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