Francisco Perez

Percussion Director
Visiting Assistant Professor
Office: Banner Building
Phone: 409-880-7132


  • D.M.A., University of Kentucky (ABD)
  • M.M., University of Kentucky
  • B.M.E., Texas Christian University
Francisco Perez

Francisco Perez is a percussionist, composer, and educator from Pflugerville, TX. He is currently the Visiting Assistant Professor of Percussion at Lamar University in Beaumont, TX where he oversees all aspects of the percussion studio.

As an active performer, he has accepted international engagements in Guatemala, Mexico, Spain, and China, and toured extensively throughout the US including performances at prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, and the Percussive Arts Society International Convention. He regularly performs with the Lexington Philharmonic and the blueSHIFT Percussion Quartet.

As an active composer, Francisco is privileged to have a wide variety of published works with several ensemble commissions from the University of Kentucky, Texas Christian University, University of Texas at Arlington, as well as solo commissions for a variety of artists throughout the US. His works are published by C. Alan Publications and Tapspace Publications.

In the marching arts, Francisco has played snare drum for The Cavaliers (2011 & 2012) and Crossmen Drum & Bugle Corps (2010). In 2011, he helped secure the prestigious Fred Sanford Award for Best Percussion Performance under the direction of Mike McIntosh and Dr. Brian Tinkel. Additionally, he has served as arranger, visual designer, and instructor for various award-winning high school and college drumlines across the country.

Francisco received his Bachelor of Music Education from Texas Christian University under Dr. Brian West and his Master’s in Percussion Performance from the University of Kentucky under James Campbell, where he is currently a candidate for the Doctorate of Musical Arts in Percussion Performance.

Francisco proudly endorses Innovative Percussion and the Zildjian Company as an Educational Artist.

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