Dr. Guy G. Gauthreaux
Lecturer of Percussion
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Guy G. Gauthreaux II, a native of Thibodaux, Louisiana, is an Adjunct Professor of Percussion in the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at Southeastern Louisiana University. Dr. Gauthreaux received his bachelor degree from the University of Louisiana at Monroe (formerly known as Northeastern Louisiana University), his master degree from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois and his doctorate from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge Louisiana. He studied percussion and timpani with Stan Finck, Al Wojtera, Terry Applebaum, John Raush and Roland Kohloff.
Prior to moving to Washington D.C. in 1987 to join the United State Navy Band, he taught at Wossman High School in Monroe LA and Northwestern State University of Louisiana in Natchitoches LA. He has also served on the faculties of the Conservatory of Music at Shenandoah University in Winchester VA, The Catholic University of America in Washington DC., and George Mason University in Fairfax VA.
In 2007, after 20 years of service, Guy Gauthreaux retired as the principal timpanist with the United States Navy Band in Washington, DC, and now resides in Baton Rouge LA.
He continues to teach and present clinics at music conventions, high schools, and universities throughout the United States and is an active freelance and recording percussionist in the Baton Rouge and New Orleans areas. His published compositions include solo works for snare drum, marimba, and timpani and have placed three times in the Percussive Arts Society Composition Contest (American Suite for Solo Snare Drum placed first in 1989, Time to Remember placed second in 2002, and Capriccio for Solo Timpani placed third in 1998). In 1989 he founded PIONEER PERCUSSION, a publishing company that specializes in advanced percussion literature. The Cooperman Fife and Drum Company manufactures a model of snare drum stick based on Dr Gauthreaux’s specifications. Most recently, he released his first two solo snare drum compact discs entitled, OPEN-CLOSE-OPEN: American Contest Solos for Snare Drum and Rudiments! Rudiments! Rudiments!