Patrick Roulet

Patrick Roulet is the Percussion Area Coordinator at Western Washington University where he teaches percussion and world music and directs the WWU Percussion Ensemble. His previous teaching appointments have included full-time tenured positions at Towson University and Southern Utah University and eight seasons as the percussion instructor at the New England Music Camp in Maine.

Patrick enjoys the unique challenges of interdisciplinary collaboration and frequently seeks out opportunities to work with composers, dance choreographers, and artists. Past projects have included the landmark recording of the early percussion music of American composer Michael Colgrass, the musical score to The Traveling Feet with the Deep Vision Dance Company in Baltimore, and several performances utilizing kinetic light drums created by artists Jenn Figg and Matthew McCormack.

As a freelance percussionist he has performed with the leading professional organizations in the Pacific Northwest including the the Seattle Symphony and Seattle Opera Orchestras, the Northwest Sinfonietta, the Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra, the Seattle Chamber Orchestra, and the Pacific Rims Percussion Quartet. His performances as the principal timpanist of the American Sinfonietta and the Bellingham Festival Orchestra have frequently been heard on National Public Radio’s Performance Today, and his performance of Joseph Schwantner’s concerto for percussion with the Whatcom Symphony was praised by critics as “utterly in control and inspiring.”

Patrick has performed and presented at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) and the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago. He is a Yamaha Performing Artist and endorser of Grover Pro Percussion and Vic Firth.

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