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Lori Gerard

Lori Gerard

Assistant Professor of Instruction

Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - Humanities
University of Texas at Dallas - 2018
Master of Music - Music History and Literature
Southern Methodist University - 2015
Master of Music - Percussion Performance
Southern Methodist University - 2007
B.S. - Music
Central Michigan University - 2001


Teaching Assistantship: Instrumental Music - The University of Texas at Dallas [2013]
Outstanding Soloist: Drum Set - North Texas Jazz Festival [2008]
Artistic Scholarship - Southern Methodist University [2008]
Teaching Assistantship: Music History - Southern Methodist University [2005]
Teaching Assistantship: Meadows Jazz Orchestra - Southern Methodist University [2003]
Graduate Assistantship: Percussion Department - Southern Methodist University [2002]
Finalist: Music Teachers National Association Concerto Competition - [2001]
Winner:Central Michigan University Concerto Competition - [2001]
Academic Scholarship - Central Michigan University [2001]

Additional Information

  • Freelance Percussionist, Dallas, TX                                        2001- Present
    • Rotunda Theater Series, First United Methodist Church 
    • Turtle Creek Chorale, Sing for the Cure 
    • 11:00 Jazz Service, King of Glory Lutheran Church
    • Dallas Wind Symphony 
  • Robert Hohner Percussion Ensemble, Mt. Pleasant, MI        1996–2001 
    • BOA National Concert Band and Percussion Festival, Indianapolis, IN 
    • Ford-Detroit International Jazz Festival, Detroit, MI 
    • Detroit Thanksgiving Day Parade, Detroit, MI 
    • Percussive Arts Society International Percussion Convention, Columbus, OH 
    • Notre Dame Jazz Festival, South Bend, IN
    • Detroit/Montreux Jazz Festival, Detroit, MI
  • Symphony Orchestra Percussionist
    • Enid Symphony Orchestra, Enid OK                                    2009-2010 
    • West Shore Symphony Orchestra, Muskegon, MI            2000-2001 
    • Midland Symphony Orchestra, Midland, MI                      2000-2001
    •  Saginaw Bay Symphony Orchestra, Saginaw, MI            1998-1999
  • University Ensembles 
    • Musica Nova, The University of Texas at Dallas
    • Meadows Jazz Orchestra, Southern Methodist University 
    • Meadows Percussion Ensemble, Southern Methodist University 
    • Meadows Symphony Orchestra, Southern Methodist University 
    • Meadows Wind Ensemble, Southern Methodist University 
    • CMU Marching Band, Central Michigan University 
    • CMU Symphony Orchestra, Central Michigan University 
    • CMU Wind Ensemble, Central Michigan University 
    • CMU Percussion Ensemble, Central Michigan University   
 Robert Hohner Percussion Ensemble - Robert Hohner, Director 
“Far More Drums” on Sony/Digital Music Products                                                2000 
 European Studies Conference, Omaha, NE                                                 Oct. 3-5, 2013
“Franz Liszt’s Francesca da Rimini: The Quintessential Emancipated Woman 


 Percussive Arts Society 
American Musicological Society