Clinician/Arranger and Performing Artist
Bret is a graduate of Northeast Missouri State University with a Bachelors degree where he studied percussion with Dan Peterson. He also performed with the Disney World All American band and has performed with such artist’s as Bobby Shew, Rich Matteson as well as playing with The Chicago Big Band and the Mayo Tiana Big Band.
Bret is adjunct faculty at Northern Illinois University and Prospect High School.
He was the Battery Arranger with the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps from 2014-2016. Bret is also adjunct faculty at Northern Illinois University and Prospect High School.
Bret served as Caption Head and Percussion Arranger for the World Champion Cavaliers who won 6 World Championships and 5 High Percussion Awards during his tenure. He also consulted with the Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps 2006-2008. In 2010 he served as Program Coordinator for the Colts Drum and Bugle Corps.
Bret is very active as an arranger for various high school’s and universities through out the US and Japan. He also arranges for Northern Illinois University and The Aimachi Marching Band and Indoor Drumline from Nagoya, Japan. He travels extensively performing and presenting clinics across the United States, Japan and Europe for Yamaha, Zildjian, Remo and Innovative Percussion.
Bret has judged Effect Music for WGI since 2013 as well as many other indoor drumline circuits across the country.
Bret has written articles for publication in Percussive Notes Magazine and served on the Board of Directors for the Percussive Arts Society from 2005-2012. Bret is also a member of The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, known as ASCAP.
If you wish to contact Bret regarding clinics, arranging or commissioning a percussion ensemble, go to www.bretkuhnmusic.com or e-mail him at [email protected]