About Brant Roberts
Brant Roberts is a freelance percussionist and music educator living in Champaign, IL, finishing his DMA in percussion performance and Literature at The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Roberts is currently serving as music education faculty at the University of Louisville and is professor of percussion at the University of Illinois Springfield. He obtained his M.M. in percussion performance from the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University and holds a B.S. in Music Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He has performed with many orchestras including Sinfonia de Camera, Champaign-Urbana Symphony, Bravura Philharmonic, Garden State Philharmonic, and Danville Symphony Orchestra. Accompanying modern dance played a large role in his freelance career and he has worked at Rutgers University, The Martha Graham School (NYC), Peridance Center (NYC), and The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He has also recorded numerous tracks for dancers and written accompaniment for full-length choreography. Roberts performed works for percussion and dance at the 2023 New Music Gathering in Portland, OR with music by Ralph Lewis and choreography by Sara Hook.