Percussionist, Composer, and Conductor Brett EE Paschal joined the faculty of Lewis & Clark College in August 2002. Paschal has earned degrees from Eastern Washington University (B.A. Music Composition, B.M. Percussion Performance), and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (M.M. Percussion Performance and Pedagogy). Currently, Paschal is the Director of Bands & Percussion Studies at Lewis & Clark College in Portland Oregon. Paschal is an active soloist, composer, chamber musician, and contemporary music practitioner. He has performed with numerous Symphonic Orchestras throughout the United States including the Oregon Symphony, Knoxville Symphony, Knoxville Opera, Spokane Symphony, Oakridge Symphony, Kingsport Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, Percussion Pops Orchestra 2000, Portland Baroque Orchestra, and is currently Principal Timpanist with the Portland Chamber Orchestra.
Paschal has given many solo performances throughout the United States including: Marimba Soloist with the Spokane Symphony, Duo Soloist with the North Idaho Symphony, guest artist/soloist and clinician at the Western Colorado Percussion Festival, and a faculty soloist at the Northwest Percussion Festival. He is a frequent adjudicator in the Northwest, judging regularly on the local, state and regional levels. In 2007, Paschal released his first solo CD entitled About Time, available at www.honeyrock.net. Brett is a published and internationally recognized composer. His recent composition for solo marimba entitled Rosebush has been required repertoire the past two years at Italy’s International Percussion Competition. Most of his compositions are published by PERMUS Music Publications and HONEYROCK Music Publications (www.honeyrock.net). The Percussive Arts Society has selected ALL of his published compositions for review in their internationally distributed journal Percussive Notes, all receiving outstanding reviews.
Paschal is also a published writer for Percussive Notes with his most recent article, “Stick Control For Marimba”. Recently, the Music Teachers National Association published his article “ Braille Primer for the Sighted Music Educator” in their journal “American Music Teacher.”