Brady Spitz

Brady Spitz is a percussionist and educator in the Houston area with extensive experience in all mediums of contemporary music. He is equally at home in the concert hall or behind the drumset in theatre and popular genres. Spitz is the former principal timpanist of the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra and has also appeared with the Houston Symphony, the Hawaii Symphony, the Houston Grand Opera, and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. He has worked with a diverse range of artists like Mario Davidovsky, Idina Menzel and Il Divo. Currently a doctoral fellow at Rice University, Mr. Spitz also holds a Bachelor of Music Performance in Percussion from the University of North Texas and a Master of Music in Percussion Performance from Louisiana State University.

Additionally, Spitz is a nationally recognized educator due to his various roles in public schools throughout Greater Houston. He is the former front ensemble director and co-designer for the North Shore High School Indoor Percussion Program, a Scholastic World group that won four consecutive Texas State Championships, multiple Winter Guard International Regional Championships, and was a World Class Finalist at the 2014 WGI World Championships in Dayton, Ohio. He is also an accomplished private instructor and clinician. His students find consistent success in All-State Band/Orchestra, solo competitions, and frequently go on to some of the most competitive collegiate music programs in the country.

Mr. Spitz is a current student of Matthew Strauss and Richard Brown. He is also a former student of Mark Ford, Christopher Deane, Ed Soph, and Brett William Dietz.