Patrick Roulet

Patrick Roulet's Biography

Patrick Roulet's multi-faceted career as a teacher, performer, composer and arranger has given him opportunities to collaborate with an array of artists from composers and choreographers to world musicians, percussion soloists and chamber musicians. His past projects include the landmark recording of the early percussion music of American composer Michael Colgrass and the musical score to The Traveling Feet with the Deep Vision Dance Company in Baltimore, MD.

A dedicated percussion pedagogue and the Percussion Area Coordinator at Western Washington University, Patrick is passionate about helping students realize their potential and achieve their musical and career goals. His emphasis on core competencies within the larger field of percussion has enabled his students to excel as performers and teachers in a wide range of musical pursuits from solo and chamber percussion to jazz, world and popular music. Many of his students have earned scholarship awards and performance honors and have gone on to professional careers in music.

Patrick's extensive background and training as a classical percussionist has enabled him to perform with the leading professional symphonic organizations in the Northwest, including five seasons as the Principal Timpanist of the Bellingham Festival of Music. He has performed at Benaroya Hall and McCaw Hall in Seattle, WA; The Kennedy Center in Washington DC; and the Lincoln Center in New York.

Patrick's collections of music arranged for vibraphone and marimba are published and distributed internationally through Hal Leonard and Meredith Music. They include Church Hymns for Marimba, Folk Songs for Marimba, Christmas Carols for Marimba, Johann Sebastian Bach: Music for Marimba, Wedding Music for Marimba, Beatles for Marimba, Beatles for Vibraphone, Christmas Songs for Vibraphone and Disney Songs for Vibraphone.

Patrick earned his formal academic degrees in percussion performance from the University of Washington (Doctor of Musical Arts), Boston University (Master of Music) and the University of Michigan (Bachelor of Music).

He has performed and presented at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention and The Midwest Clinic International Band and Orchestra Conference in Chicago. Patrick is a Yamaha Performing Artist as well as an endorser of Grover Pro Percussion and Vic Firth.

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