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Tracy Wiggins is coordinator of the percussion program and assistant director of the marching band at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke. He has a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from The HARTT School, University of Hartford. Dr. Wiggins holds a Master of Music degree in Percussion Performance from the University of New Mexico and a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Oklahoma State University. He has done post-masters work at The Ohio State University.
Dr. Wiggins varied musical interests are reflected in his performance credits, highlights of which include: orchestral work with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, The Fayetteville Symphony, The Florence Symphony, The New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, the Waterbury (CT) Symphony, the New Britain (CT) Symphony, the Westerville (Ohio) Civic Symphony and as principal percussionist for The Santa Fe Symphony; solo appearances at the University of New Mexico's Composers Symposium, The Percussive Arts Society International Convention, Oklahoma State University, Samford University, Tarleton State University, The University of Maryland at College-Park, The Hartt School, Western Connecticut State University, The University of Alabama-Birmingham, and The Ohio State University; percussion and drumset work for "Cathy Rigby is Peter Pan" and the touring Broadway musical "Ragtime” with the Birmingham Broadway Series, The Birmingham Operaworks production of "Trouble in Tahiti," and the Birmingham Theater production of "Kiss of the Spider-woman”; concerto appearances with the Hartt School, University of New Mexico, Oklahoma State University and Ohio State University percussion ensembles, the Hartt Contemporary Players, the Oklahoma State University Symphony Orchestra and the Samford University Wind Ensemble; chamber music wityh the Carolina Philharmonic; performances at the North American Saxophone Alliance Northeastern Conference, with "Performance 20/20, as soloist at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention, and he has twice performed on the Percussive Arts Society's "New Music" day as a member of the University of New Mexico percussion ensemble; 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 and Northern Aurora Drum and Bugle Corps and serving as arranger for the Carolina Gold Drum and Bugle Corps; ethnic percussion with the Hartt School, Samford University and Ohio State University steel drum bands, the Hartt Handance Ensemble, and the Hartt and Ohio State University African Drumming Groups.
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. Wiggins has also performed in masterclasses for Evelyn Glennie, Nebojsa Zivkovic and Robert Van Sice. Dr. Wiggins has premiered works by composers David Macbride, Thomas DeLio, Daniel Davis, and Ching-Chang Chen. Dr. Wiggins is also featured on the recently released c.d. "....to cast a shadow again."
He is an artist/endorser for Yamaha, Innovative Percussion, Black Swamp percussion and Sabian Cymbals, and Evans drumheads. He is currently listed in the "International Who's Who of Music and Musicians." Tracy Wiggins is a member of the Percussive Arts Society where he currently serves as Vice President of the North Carolina Chapter, Music Educators National Conference, The College Music Society, Kappa Kappa Psi and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.
Tracy Wiggins currently resides in Laurinburg, NC where he lives with his wife Adrienne and daughters Keira and Sophie.
Updated: Thursday, October 14, 2010
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