Derek Frank /  Mesa, AZ Percussionist
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Derek Frank

Percussionist
Mesa, AZ

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Derek Frank's Senior Recital — 11/16/2014

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Xenakis Rebonds B...

Xenakis Rebonds B

Rebonds B by Iannis Xenakis performed by Derek Frank

Asanga by Kevin Volans...

Asanga by Kevin Volans

Live and unedited performance by Derek Frank.

Sejourne Marimba Concerto No 1...

Sejourne Marimba Concerto No 1

Composer: Emmanuel Sejourne, Performers: Derek Frank & Suyeon Kim, Senior Recital Nov. 2014

Klatzow Dances of Earth and Fire Movement 1...

Klatzow Dances of Earth and Fire Movement 1

Performed, and Edited by Derek Frank

Klatzow Dances of Earth and Fire movement 2...

Klatzow Dances of Earth and Fire movement 2

Performed and Edited by Derek Frank

Bach Partita in E Major for Vibraphone...

Bach Partita in E Major for Vibraphone

Derek Frank on vibraphone for his Junior Recital in Feb 2014 at the University of Colorado Boulder

Duettino Concertante Mvt 1 & 2...

Duettino Concertante Mvt 1 & 2

Derek Frank and Katie Mess Perform Duettino Concertante Mvt 1 & 2 by Ingolf Dahl at the University of Colorado Boulder.

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Derek Frank /  Mesa, AZ Percussionist

Derek Frank is a contemporary percussionist who has a passion for chamber music. He was a founding member of the Colorado New Music Ensemble and is the Principal Percussionist for the ProMusica Orchestra in Phoenix, Arizona. His future ensembles will tour, give master classes, and teach essential entrepreneurship skills at the collegiate level.

In the last 2 years, Derek has enjoyed teaching privately and as a front ensemble tech for winning Fall and Winter marching seasons at Campo Verde High School in Gilbert, Arizona. His teaching will continue at the University of Missouri-Kansas City as the Teaching Assistant where he will teach private lessons and the Percussion Techniques course.

He received his Bachelor's at the University of Colorado Boulder and studied with Douglas Walter and Mike Tetreault extensively in chamber, solo, and orchestral music. Derek has performed in master classes with Paul Yancich and Marc Damoulakis of the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra for percussion and timpani.

Outside of being a musician, Derek enjoys cooking, craft beer, the climbing gym, and reading.

Nov 16, 2014

milestone

Derek Frank's Senior Recital

Aug 25, 2014

award

Eric Skinner Memorial Scholarship

Derek Frank received this scholarship based on his Junior Jury in Fall 2013.

Feb 27, 2014

milestone

Derek Frank's Junior Recital

Aug 22, 2011

award

Don and Maria Johnson Scholarship

Derek Frank received a full tuition scholarship, based on his audition, to attend CU Boulder.

Date Title Location Type Info
Jan 31, 2015 McCormick Marimba Festival Tampa, Florida Performance  
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