About The Owner

Kennan Wylie holds a Bachelors and Masters degree in Music Education from the University of North Texas. He was an adjunct professor of percussion at University of Arlington for ten years. Currently he is the Percussion Instructor at Marcus High School in Flower Mound, Texas. There he coordinates the marching percussion program along with the concert percussion ensemble, steel band, novelty ensemble, and Brazilian ensemble.Under his direction over the past twenty two years, the Marcus group has received national acclaim both on and off the field, including eleven national championship titles at the P.A.S.I.C. Marching Competition. Marcus was chosen for the P.A.S. "Call for Tapes" in 1999, 2003, 2007, and 2011. The group was seleccted to perform at the 2006 Midwest International Band and Orchestra Conference. They have performed with various artists such as; Gregg Bissonette, Dave Weckl, Ignacio Berrora, Dave Samuels, Alex Acuna, Horacio Hernandez, Dave Samuels, Steve Smith, Sonny Emory, Joel Rosenblatt, Shania Twain, Luis Conte, Russ Miller, and Andy Narel.. The drumline performed during the 1999 Stanley Cup NHL Championships for the Dallas Stars hockey team.

 

As a performer, Kennan is versatile in the percussion world. He has won the P.A.S. Collegiate Snare Drum title three times and finished runner up in the DCI Snare Drum Individual Competition. As well as playing in the Disney All-American College Band, he has also performed as mallet soloist with the Austin Symphony and San Angelo Symphony. Kennan is currently a free-lance performer in the Dallas-Ft.Worth area. He is the drummer for the Dallas based jazz group Fingerprints. They have released four CD's and perform regularly throughout the Southwest. Kennan has performed live with Bobby Lyle, Ronnie Laws, Freddie Ravel, Marion Meadows, Vic Duncan, Kyle Turner, and gospel artist Larnelle Harris.

 

Kennan writes quality percussion literature for the beginning percussionist, through K. Wylie Publications, www.kwylie.com. He is also a contributing percussion writer for Row-Loff Productions.Kennan is active as a clinician and adjudicator throughout the Southwest. He hosts North Texas and South East Texas Middle School Percussion Camps. He has presented clinics at the Midwest Band and Orchestra Conference, Texas Music Educators Association Convention, Percussive Arts Society International Convention, and the Texas Percussive Arts Society.  He currently serves as the Texas PAS Chapter President.

 

Kennan Wylie is an educational endorser for Zildjian cymbals, Innovative Percussion, Evans Drumheads, and Yamaha Corporation.