Eric Rath

Eric Rath

Eric Rath is an active educator, clinician, adjudicator, arranger and composer. Mr. Rath has served as a band and orchestra director as well as a percussion specialist at the Middle and High School levels. Previously, Mr. Rath also served as the adjunct Percussion Instructor at Amarillo College.

As a composer, Mr. Rath has a growing list of original works and arrangements published through Alfred Music, FJH Music, Tapspace Publications and TRN Music. His music has been described as "very exciting for performers and audiences alike." Mr. Rath’s music has been performed nationally as well as abroad at the Midwest Clinic, the Texas Music Educator’s Association Convention and the International Double Reed Society’s Convention.

Mr. Rath and Ralph Hicks are the co-authors of the percussion ensemble collection, "Beyond Basic Percussion," the snare drum and keyboard fundamentals books, "Five Minute Drill" and “Nine Minute Drill” and a multi-use solo and ensemble transcription book “The Golden Age of Ragtime.” All are published by Tapspace Publications.

Mr. Rath is a member of the Amarillo Symphony Orchestra and also regularly performs with the Amarillo Opera. He is an in-demand freelance percussionist and serves on the worship team at his church. Additionally, he is also an alumni member of the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps.

Mr. Rath is a proud graduate of West Texas A&M University, where he received both his Bachelor of Music Education and his Master of Arts Degree.

Mr. Rath resides in Canyon, Texas, with his wife Kayla, and their children Regan, Grant, McKinley, Jackson and Harrison. His professional affiliations include the Percussive Arts Society, Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). He is a Yamaha Performing Artist and also an educational artist for Innovative Percussion, Inc.


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