Eric Rath

Eric Rath's Biography

Eric Rath is an active educator, clinician, adjudicator, arranger and composer. Mr. Rath has served as a band and orchestra director as well as a percussion specialist at the Middle and High School levels. Previously, Mr. Rath served as the adjunct Percussion Instructor at Amarillo College.

As a composer, Mr. Rath has a growing list of original works and arrangements published through TRN Music, C. Alan Publications, Tapspace Publications, BRS Music and Eric Rath Music. His music has been described as "very exciting for performers and audiences alike." Mr. Rath’s music has been performed at the Midwest Clinic and the Texas Music Educator's Association Convention. He and Ralph Hicks are the co-authors of the percussion ensemble collection, Beyond Basic Percussion and the snare drum and keyboard fundamentals book, Five Minute Drill with Tapspace Publications.

Mr. Rath is a member of the Amarillo Symphony Orchestra and also regularly performs with the Amarillo Opera. He is an in-demand freelance percussionist and serves on the worship team at his church. Additionally, he is also an alumni member of the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps.

Mr. Rath is a proud graduate of West Texas A&M University, where he received both his Bachelor of Music Education and his Master of Arts Degree. 

Mr. Rath resides in Amarillo, Texas, with his wife Kayla, and their children Regan, Grant, McKinley and Jackson. His professional affiliations include the Percussive Arts Society, Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). He is a Yamaha Performing Artist and also an educational artist for Innovative Percussion, Inc.

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