You are here

Troy Breaux

Troy Breaux carrying a snare drum

Troy Breaux is Coordinator of Percussion Studies at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette where he teaches courses in percussion performance and pedagogy in both the classical and jazz areas. In addition, Mr. Breaux is the artistic director of the UL Lafayette Percussion Ensemble and World Percussion Ensemble, which includes the Steel Drum Band, Afro-Caribbean and Brazilian Ensemble, African Ensemble and Indonesian Gamelan Orchestra. From 2014–2019 he served as Percussion Caption Coordinator and Arranger for the Louisiana Stars Drum and Bugle Corps. Prior to his appointment at UL Lafayette Mr. Breaux served on the faculties at Auburn University, the University of Tennessee and the Seguin Independent School District in Seguin, TX where he has done everything from teaching percussion and drum lines to conducting concert and jazz bands. In addition, he is a former percussion section leader of the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps.

Mr. Breaux presently holds the position of percussionist in the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra and timpanist/percussionist for Chorale Acadienne. Mr. Breaux’s recent projects on the jazz and Latin music scene include playing drums with Malentina and the Lafayette Latin All-Stars and congas and percussion with local salsa band Latino Pulse. As a jazz drummer he can be heard on the albums Let Go with the Pat Sheng/Joe Butts Quartet and Deflection with the Garth Alper Trio. Recent performances include the 2023 Percussive Arts Society International Convention and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.

Mr. Breaux holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Performance from Louisiana State University and a Master of Music degree in Music Performance from the University of Miami. He has studied percussion with Dr. John Wooton, Marty Hurley, Dr. John Raush, Fred Wickstron and Ney Rosauro. He has also studied percussion with Dr. Robert Schietroma, drum set with Ed Soph, marimba with Leigh Howard Stevens and conducting with Eugene Migliaro Corporon during doctoral studies at the University of North Texas. He is a performing artist and clinician endorsing Innovative Percussion Sticks and Mallets, Pearl/Adams drums and percussion, Sabian Cymbals and REMO drum heads. His original compositions for percussion are published by Drop6/Row-loff Productions.