Bio

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Vince Oliver is a graduate of the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California, where he studied percussion performance and composition. Upon graduating, he toured with the cast of the Broadway show, Blast! as the featured marimba soloist for two years. Vince was also able to tour several summers in Japan as a featured percussionists in five different MEG/KTI productions: Blast 2005, Blast II MIX 2006, Blast (Broadway Version) 2007, Blast II MIX 2008, Blast (Tour Version) 2009.

As an educator, Vince served as Percussion Director at James Logan High School from 2003-2013. Under his consultation the JLHS Wind Ensembles performed at The Midwest Clinic, Carnegie Hall, The Walt Disney Concert Hall, WASBE, and the Edinburgh Music Festival. Additionally, the marching band won seven consecutive WBA Championships, and the JLHS Percussion Ensembles made several WGI World Class Finals appearances, earned one WGI silver medal, and won a WGI Championship in 2013.

As a composer/arranger, Mr. Oliver has the privilege of writing for various ensembles throughout the world. His wind ensemble and orchestra compositions have been performed at The Walt Disney Concert Hall, Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center,  The Palau de Música in Barcelona, WASBE, and his parade arrangement of 2012 Overture for Saratoga High School was featured in the 2012 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Press, a piece for string orchestra and electronics was premiered at the 2014 Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic, and his newest piece, Press Play, for wind band and electronics, was performed at the 2017 Midwest Clinic. He currently arranges/composes and sound designs for several marching bands and drum corps across the US and Japan. Vince Oliver is the electronics composer and music coordinator for the Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps, and was recently the music director for the 2017 Blast production featuring the music of Disney.

Vince Oliver is an Innovative Percussion artist, and is a member of ASCAP.