A respected educator and internationally recognized composer, Josh Gottry has been working with the next generation of percussionists for over 20 years. Mr. Gottry earned his BM in Percussion Performance at Northern Arizona University and his MM in Composition at Arizona State University. He is currently part of the music faculty at Chandler-Gilbert Community College and Grand Canyon University, teaching courses in percussion, composition, and music theory. Additionally, he works regularly with percussion ensembles and students at all grade levels as a clinician and within his private lesson studio.
His performance record spans over 20 years with experience including professional orchestras, music theater, community and chamber ensembles, as well as solo performances and recitals. Mr. Gottry is an ASCAP award-winning composer whose works have been credited as engaging, pedagogical, and brilliantly creative. His pieces have been performed extensively at universities, junior high and high schools, and multiple national conferences.
He is a member of the Percussive Arts Society and the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers, has been published in several issues of Percussive Notes and Rhythm!Scene, and has presented clinics at the Arizona Music Educators Association Conference, Arizona PAS Day of Percussion, New Mexico PAS Day of Percussion, and the Percussive Arts Society International Convention.