Huei-Yuan Pan is considered to be one of the top rising performers and educators in the percussion world. His diverse background has provided him with such a high level of well-rounded expertise that he is consistently sought after to provide masterclasses and clinics throughout the United States, as well as Asia, having taught in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Taiwan, and Japan. Educational presentations have most recently included Alvin HS Day of Percussion, Elk Grove HS Day of Percussion, VanderCook College of Music, Oklahoma Band Director’s Association, and East Central University. It is with great passion that he strives to promote music through education and performance.
Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Mr. Pan attended The University of Texas at Austin, graduating with a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education and Human Learning. He continued his studies at Northwestern University, receiving a Masters of Music degree in Percussion Performance and Literature. His marching percussion experience includes the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps (Snare, 2001) and The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps (Snare, 2002-2003; Front Ensemble, 2004). In 2008, he became the Director of Green Thunder Percussion, a non-profit educational division sponsored by The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps, and in 2010, began work as composer/arranger for the design team.
Mr. Pan was on music faculty at Lyons Township High School in La Grange, IL for five years and awarded tenure in 2011. He moved to Los Angeles in 2012 to begin doctoral studies in Music Education at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music, and is currently involved in a collaborative research effort exploring the effects of music training on cognitive development. Mr. Pan is a performing artist for Innovative Percussion.