Drum & Symbol

Drew Lang

Percussion

Percussionist Drew Lang performs regularly with the Dallas Opera Orchestra, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, and many regional orchestras in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.  Drew is Principal Percussionist with the Dallas Chamber Symphony and Principal mallet player with the Dallas Wind Symphony. As a theater percussionist, he is percussionist for Casa Mañana Musicals, performs with touring shows at the AT&T Performing Arts Center, and has performed at the Dallas Theater Center.  He is also a regular performer with the new music ensemble Voices of Change and plays drum set in local symphonies, churches, and other venues.

Drew spent eight summers as principal percussionist for the Breckenridge Music Festival in Breckenridge, Colo., and one summer as principal percussionist of the Music in the Mountains Festival in Durango, Colo.

As a marimba specialist, has commissioned and premiered and recorded works for marimba in solo, chamber, and concerto settings. His most recent project was an 11 university consortium commission of NAMASTE: Concerto for Marimba and Percussion Ensemble by G. Bradley Bodine.  Drew appears throughout the United States as a soloist and in his duo with Flutist Helen Blackburn.  

Recently, he commissioned Lane Harder to write “Peart”, in honor and memory of Neil Peart – drummer and lyricist for the band RUSH.  The piece will be premiered by the Meadows Percussion Ensemble on November 3, 2020 at Southern Methodist University.

Drew is a contributing electronic percussion author to the Revised and Enhanced 3rd Edition of Teaching Percussion by Gary Cook.

Currently, Drew is Adjunct Assistant Professor of Percussion and Co-Coordinator of Percussion Studies at Southern Methodist University and is percussion instructor at Eastfield College and Brookhaven College.  He is also founder and director of the “MARIMBA MADNESS” summer Junior High/High School percussion camp (www.marimbamadness.com).  Drew endorses Vic Firth Sticks and Sabian Cymbals.

To inquire about studying with Mr. Lang, contact us at hello@texasmusicinstitute.com.