Troy Breaux is Director of Percussion Studies at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette where he teaches all courses in percussion performance, both classical and jazz, and pedagogy. In addition, Mr. Breaux is the director of the UL Percussion Ensemble, which, in addition to the standard repertoire, includes the Marimba Ensemble, Pop-Contemporary Ensemble, Steel Drum Band, Afro-Cuban Ensemble, Brazilian Ensemble, Taiko Ensemble and Indonesian Gamelan Orchestra.
Prior to his appointment at UL Lafayette, Mr. Breaux served on the faculties at Auburn University and the University of Tennessee where he taught courses in percussion performance and also served as Assistant Director of Bands and Director of Jazz Bands. From 1993 to 1996 he served as Assistant Director of Bands and Director of Percussion at Seguin High School in Seguin, Texas. There the band received numerous UIL division one ratings and was a consistent finalist in the Bands of America Southwest Regional Competition. Mr. Breaux has also served as a percussion specialist for several bands in the Dallas, Texas area.
As a performer, Mr. Breaux has appeared with the San Antonio Symphony Orchestra, the Mid-Texas Symphony, the Los Colinas Symphony and is presently a member of the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra. He has appeared as a soloist and clinician at universities and percussion festivals throughout the United States in several genres including orchestral percussion, marimba, drumset, Afro-Cuban percussion and marching percussion. He can be heard as a featured performer with the University of North Texas Wind Symphony on its 1997 Klavier label recording entitled Deja View. Mr. Breaux is also a former percussion section leader of the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps.
Mr. Breaux holds a B.M. degree in Music Performance from Louisiana State University, a M.M. degree in Music Performance from the University of Miami and is presently pursuing the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of North Texas. He is an artist/clinician for the Yamaha Corporation, Innovative Percussion Sticks and Mallets and Bosphorus Cymbals and his original compositions for percussion are published by Drop6 Media.