Percussionist Drew Lang has commissioned and premiered works for marimba in solo, chamber and concerto settings. An active recitalist and clinician, Drew appears throughout the United States. He has premiered two concertos by G. Bradley Bodine and recorded David Maslanka's Concerto for Marimba and Band with the University of Arizona Wind Ensemble, G. Bradley Bodine’s Namaste: Concerto for Marimba and Percussion Ensemble and Dan McCarthy’s Concerto for Marimba, Percussion Ensemble and Synthesizers with the Meadows Percussion Ensemble. He has also recorded Astor Piazzola’s Histoire du Tango with flutist Helen Blackburn on the Breckenridge Music Festival label.
Currently, Drew is involved in performing Namaste with a consortium of 11 university percussion ensembles over the next two years. He is also performing Eric Ewazen’s Concerto for Marimba and String Orchestra with the Breckenridge Music Festival in August of 2010.
As a percussionist, he performs regularly with the Dallas Opera Orchestra and Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, and is the principal mallet player with the Dallas Wind Symphony and percussionist for Casa Mañana Musicals. In addition, he is principal percussionist for the Breckenridge Music Festival in Breckenridge, Colorado.
Besides playing drum set in the contemporary church services and local jazz clubs. Also he plays in the Dallas-based rock band, Scarlet Vermillion.
Drew is on the percussion faculties at Southern Methodist University and Eastfield College. Also, he is director of the "Marimba Madness" summer Junior High/High School percussion camp.
TeachingApplied Percussion Lessons