Brandon Arvay manages public relations for Global Premiere, and is an active percussionist, pedagogue, and entrepreneur. Having toured throughout the United States and Asia, he holds degrees from the University of South Carolina (B.M.E.), Colorado State University (M.M.), and the University of Kentucky (D.M.A.). Currently Percussion Instructor at Central Kentucky Youth Orchestras, he is also Section Percussionist with the Lexington Philharmonic, staff Percussion Arranger for 16Parks Music, member of the Arvay/Younglove Duo, PR Manager for Global Premiere, and Founder/CEO of ArvayMedia.
Brandon has numerous appeareances as a guest on the @Percussion Podcast and Pete’s Percussion Podcast. He is a contributing author for the PAS Educators’ Companion, Bluegrass Music News, Dansr, and serves on the PAS Education Committee. As a performer, Brandon has appeared at many festivals and clinics, and was featured on China Central Television in a performance tour of that country. He has enjoyed the opportunity to collaborate with some of the world’s most respected performers (Marvin Hamlisch, Itzhak Perlman, Christine Brewer, Glenn Kotche, SO Percussion, Wycliffe Gordon, Matthew Morrision, Frederic Macerez, Miles Osland, Anders Astrand); conductors (George Daugherty, Gary Green, David Holsinger, Donald Portnoy, Wes Kenney, John Nardolillo, Scott Terrell); composers (Lewis Nielson, Adam Schoenberg, Baljinder Sekhon, James David).
He has commissioned works by Baljinder Sekhon, Eric Wubbels, Joe W. Moore, and Stephen Gorbos, and has played on a wide-range of audio recording projects, including the Ignite Series (C. Alan Pub. Co.), the Kollective Percussion Ensemble, Maiden (Classical Heritage Foundation), the UK Percussion Ensemble, and the self-titled album by the rock group Von Voigt. Brandon is an endorser for Innovative Percussion, Grover Pro Percussion and is a Yamaha Performing Artist.