Tracy Wiggins

Tracy Wiggins's Biography

Tracy Wiggins is Assistant Director of Bands and Assistant Professor of Percussion at The University of North Alabama. He has a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from The Hartt School at the University of Hartford. Dr. Wiggins holds a master’s degree in percussion performance from the University of New Mexico and a bachelor’s degree in music education from Oklahoma State University.

He has performed with The Huntsville Symphony, The Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra, Florence Symphony Orchestra, Carolina Philharmonic, and as principal percussionist for the Santa Fe Symphony; marching percussion with the Freelancers and Black Gold Drum and Bugle Corps, as well as instructing the DCI Division III World Championship finalist Delta Brigade, the Northern Aurora Drum and Bugle Corps, and DCA Finalist Carolina Gold; and solo appearances at universities throughout the United States and Jordan. He is also an active adjudicator for marching percussion throughout the Southeast.

His teachers have included Johnny Almendra, Tricia Bovenschen, Wayne Bovenschen, Michael Bump, Joe Galeota, Ralph Hardimon, Gregg Koyle, Alexander Lepak, Christopher Shultis, Ben Toth, Glen Velez, and Nancy Zeltsman. Dr. Wiggins has also performed on master classes for Evelyn Glennie, Nebojsa Zivkovic, and Robert van Sice. Dr. Wiggins has premiered works by composers David Macbride, Thomas DeLio, Daniel Davis, and others.

He is an artist and endorser for Yamaha Percussion, Black Swamp Percussion, Innovative Percussion, Remo Drum Heads and Percussion, and Sabian Cymbals.

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