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Garrett Arney, percussion

The new percussionist of Ensemble ACJW, Garrett’s richness of sound identifies his sincereness and intellectual curiosity in his performance.  His passion in developing the genre of percussion music has inspired many composers and musicians. Garrett’s recent commissioning projects include the premier of Book of Grooves by Alejandro Vinao, as well as working with composers such as Martin Bresnick, James Wood, and many young composers.  As a member of Ensemble ACJW, he performs regularly at Carnegie Hall, and works as a teaching artist at schools in the New York City district and other east coast areas.  Native of Michigan, he studied at Michigan State University, Peabody Conservatory, and Yale School of Music.