Baldauff is Assistant Professor of Percussion at the University of
Wisconsin-Stevens Point where he directs the percussion ensemble, teaches
applied lessons, percussion fundamentals courses, and percussion pedagogy. He
also teaches courses in music literature and history and serves as director of
the Computer Music Center. Active as a performer of solo and chamber music,
Brian can be heard on the recent release (2019) by The John Psathas Percussion
Project (JP3) Volume 1 and the critically acclaimed compilation album flux
issued by the Society of Composers, Inc (2019). His debut solo album, Canyon
was released to positive reviews in 2018.
currently serves as co-principal percussionist with the Central Wisconsin
Symphony Orchestra and has appeared as a guest soloist with the UWSP Symphony
Orchestra and Symphonic Wind Ensemble. Involved in creating new music and
advancing the repertoire for percussionists, Brian has commissioned works by
Adam Silverman, Jamie Whitmarsh, Jonathan Kolm, and others. He frequently
collaborates with colleagues in performances and other projects.
as a clinician, Brian has presented at numerous Percussive Arts Society Days of
Percussion and at high schools and universities across the United States. As a
founding member of the Denkyem Percussion Group, he toured Costa Rica
performing concerts and teaching masterclasses. As an advocate for high-quality
percussion education in secondary schools, he has presented sessions at the
West Virginia Music Educators Association Conference and is designing a summer
percussion intensive for music educators to be offered at UWSP (2020). Brian is
also the founder and director of the Central Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra
Program’s percussion ensemble.
holds the Doctor of Music degree from The Florida State University, Master of
Music in Percussion Performance from the University of Michigan, and a
Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from the University of Central Florida.
His primary teachers include Dr. John W. Parks IV, Jeffrey Moore, Joseph
Gramley, and Dr. Michael Udow. His previous teaching experiences include
serving as Director of Athletic Bands and Percussion at West Liberty University
in West Virginia and as drum line instructor for the Florida State University
Marching Chiefs. Brian proudly endorses Innovative Percussion sticks and
mallets, Sabian cymbals, Remo drumheads, and is a member of the Black Swamp
Percussion Educator Network.