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Mr. Brandon Cruz

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Pro Series Endorsers and Educator

Phone: (781) ***-****  HQ Phone
Grover Pro Percussion Inc
22 Prospect Street Unit 7
Woburn , Massachusetts 01801
United States

Company Description: For over 30 years, Grover Pro's products have been in strong demand and can be found in virtually every corner of the world, from Alaska to Australia, California to...   more

Employment History


  • Bachelor's Degree , Classical Performance
    Florida International University
  • Master's Degree , Jazz Studies
    New England Conservatory of Music
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Artist Endorsers | Grover Pro Percussion® - Found in the world's finest concert halls™, 12 Feb 2015 [cached]
Brandon Cruz - Florida International University
Clinicians: Treasure Coast Percussion Camp, 1 Nov 2014 [cached]
Brandon Cruz, Florida International University
Brandon Cruz has been involved in a variety of musical settings. As a classical percussionist, he has performed with the New World Symphony, Miami Symphony Orchestra, Miami Master Chorale, Miami Wind Symphony, Civic Symphony Orchestra of Boston, and in 2011 he was the timpanist for the Fundacion Sinfonica Orchestra in Santo Domingo for their biannual National Festival of the Arts. He was also timpanist and Latin percussionist for the World Champion Blue Devils Drum & Bugle Corps in 1995 and1997. As a jazz musician, Brandon has performed with several groups including the big bands of Sam Lussier and Barry Mann, the FIU Jazz Lab Band, and NEC Jazz Orchestra.
In addition to a wide spectrum of performance experiences, Mr. Cruz has always been actively involved as a writer, arranger, and educator. He has written percussion music and arranged for several Miami-area high schools. Over the past 18 years he has directed several Miami-based percussion programs and has regularly performed clinics, set up workshops, and consulted area schools throughout. Since 2008 Mr. Cruz has also been an adjudicator for the Florida Bandmasters Association.
In 2010, Mr. Cruz joined the faculty of his alma mater, Florida International University, as Director of Marching Percussion. In 2012, with the cooperation of FIU, Mr. Cruz created Velocity Indoor Percussion. The group in an independent A-class organization based on campus whhich competes at events sponsored by SFWGA and WGI. In addition to these activities, the focus for Mr. Cruz currently is as Founder/Director of the South Florida Center for Percussive Arts. The SFCPA is the most comprehensive resource for durms and percussion in South Florida.
Mr. Cruz received is Bachelor's Degree in Classical Performance from Florida International University in April 2000. He earned his Master's Degree in Jazz Studies from the New England Conservatory of Music in May 2003.
Finally, the children enjoyed a ..., 13 Mar 2015 [cached]
Finally, the children enjoyed a presentation from Oliver's dad, Brandon Cruz, who is the founder and director of South Florida Center for Percussive Arts. Mr. Cruz brought a variety of  hand drums for the children to play and talked about the benefits and joy of learning to play music.
Welcome to KoSA...THE Drum & Percussion Experience!, 31 Aug 2014 [cached]
January 16, 2015: The 2nd edition of the KoSA Miami/SFCPA weekend intensive workshop, a collaboration with the "South Florida Center for Percussive Arts" founded by Brandon Cruz, was a musical blast!
Dror Sinai » Testimonials about Dror, 1 Oct 2011 [cached]
Brandon Cruz
South Florida Center for Percussive Arts
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