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Ian Ding

Courses Taught
Applied Percussion
Music Technology for Percussionists
Orchestral Repertoire
World Percussion Techniques

Ian Ding is a versatile and in-demand percussionist specializing in contemporary & orchestral music. He is a founding member and co-director of New Music Detroit, a member of the Fulcrum Point New Music Project (Chicago), and the Virgil Moorefield Band (Zurich). He serves on the percussion faculty at the DePaul University School of Music. He is a frequent guest with major orchestras such as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, and Boston Symphony Orchestra, to name a few. He has also performed extensively with new music ensembles Bang on a Can All-Stars and Alarm Will Sound. Ian was Assistant Principal Percussionist of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra from 2003-2011 and served as Lecturer of Percussion at the University of Michigan from 2005-2014. He was previously a member of the Verbier Festival Orchestra in Switzerland and the New World Symphony in Miami, Florida. Ian is a graduate of the University of Illinois and the Juilliard School. ​  

Learn more on the Percussion Studio Page.​