Below is a list of students who have won university teaching positions (and one rock and roll recording and touring drummer) in the past ten years. The Fred Fox School of Music percussion studio continues its tradition of being one of the strongest in the country.
2018 – Junior percussionist, Claire Thorpe, is a DCI Champion with the Santa Clara Vanguard – front ensemble!
2018 – Trevor Barroero – Principle Percussionist, Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, M.M. University of Georgia
2018 – Kyle Maxwell-Dougherty – percussionist for Hamilton on Broadway, and the Rockettes
2017 – Andrew Morales – Adjunct instructor of percussion at Northwest Missouri State University
2017 – Rick Puzzo – Assistant Professor of Percussion at Chadron State College in Chadron, Nebraska
2017 – Alex Meredith – New full time faculty at one of Tucson’s preeminent schools, Catalina Foothills High School
2017 – Sean Rees – Center Snare, Pride of Arizona Drum Line, member of Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corps
2017 – Eric Sorenson – Battery Captain for the Madison Scouts Drum & Bugle Corps
2017 – Alex Weir – University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, director of percussion studies
2016 – Matthew Timman – Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra percussion section and newly endorsed Dream Cymbal artist.
2014 – JONATHAN LATTA – Assistant Dean of the Conservatory of Music at University of the Pacific
2012 – MICHAEL SAMMONS – Director of Percussion at the University of Utah
2011 – JOSH ARMSTRONG – Director of Percussion at Delta State University
2011 – DOUG SMITH – Director of Percussion at Utah Valley University
2011 – SCOTT SHINBARA – Professor of Percussion at University of Nebraska at Omaha
2010 – DAN SMITHIGER – Director of Percussion at Southern Illinois University
2008 – MICHAEL VERCELLI – Director of the World Music Performance Center at University of West Virginia
2008 -present – JEFF FRIEDL– Drummer for ASHES dIVIDE, Devo, Puscifer, Filter, and A Perfect Circle