Simon Boyar

Simon Boyar's Biography

Simon Boyar is a world-renowned percussionist, composer, producer and educator. He is widely regarded as among the top percussionists of his generation, and he boasts a world-class resume that, in terms of sheer diversity, is unrivaled by many in his field. He has given performances as a soloist, chamber musician, freelance percussionist and outreach clinician across the globe to critical acclaim. An avidly sought out commissioner of new music, Simon has been called upon time and time again by elite composers to participate in the world premieres of many groundbreaking works for his instrument.

Simon has composed an entire catalog of marimba and percussion music. His unique brand of music has developed a global following and is performed around the world. As a producer, he has been sought out by many professional touring artists for collaborative efforts, resulting in the creation of cutting-edge experiences in performance and sound.

In the field of education, Simon's unique method and mentoring approach is in constant demand by the world's top conservatories and universities. He has served as a faculty member at both The Juilliard School and NYU Steinhardt and has produced successful students time and time again. Simon is also the owner and founder of the Simon Boyar School of Drums and Percussion in Westchester, NY. The Simon Boyar School is a game changer for music education in the area with a variety of offerings, including private lessons, a percussion ensemble program, a jazz program and a summer drum and percussion festival.

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