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Brandon Cruz

Founder and Director

SOUTH FLORIDA CENTER FOR PERCUSSIVE ARTS INC

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Background Information

Affiliations

FALLZ Street

Band Member


Education

Bachelor's Degree

Classical Performance

Florida International University


Master's Degree

Jazz Studies

New England Conservatory of Music


Web References(15 Total References)


Dror Sinai » Testimonials about Dror

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Brandon Cruz
Founder/Director South Florida Center for Percussive Arts


Clinicians: Treasure Coast Percussion Camp

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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.


Welcome to KoSA...THE Drum & Percussion Experience!

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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!


Director’s Letters

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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.


The Falcon Sound

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Brandon Cruz,
Percussion Instructor 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, Greater Miami Symphonic Band, Civic Symphony Orchestra of Boston, and the Brockton Symphony Orchestra. He was timpanist and Latin percussionist for the World Champion Blue Devils Drum & Bugle Corps in 1995 and 1997. He has also performed for several musicals including productions of "Cabaret", "Mack & Mabel", "Baby", & "Chess." 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. Between 1995 and 2000, he served as percussion instructor for G. Holmes Braddock, Coral Reef, and Barbara Goleman Senior High Schools. During this time, he regularly performed clinics at several public schools and served as consultant to improve local percussion programs. Since 2004, he has been director of percussion and assistant director of jazz at Charles Flanagan Senior High. With several public performances, his students have entertained thousands locally at events such as the ING Miami Marathon, Pines Day Celebration, and Relay for Life as well as multiple television appearances. They have also received performance recognition at the local and state level by the Florida Bandmasters Association. During his summers, Mr. Cruz is the music director for the Broward Arts Camp where he fully develops, programs, and prepares young musicians of all ages and levels for performance at the end of each camp session. In addition to all that he does locally, Brandon has released an ongoing series of instructional lessons for drums available through easymusiclessons.com. Mr. Cruz is currently nominated to become an adjudicator for the Florida Bandmasters Association. Mr. Cruz received his Bachelor's Degree in Classical Performance from Florida International University in April 2000. In September 2002, Brandon Cruz was recipient of the Allan Dawson Memorial Scholarship presented by the Boston Jazz Society.


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