Paul Rennick

Associate Professor of Percussion (Snare Drum, Ensembles)


Percussion, Instrumental Studies

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Paul Rennick is associate professor of percussion at UN Texas where he has served on the faculty since 1991.  Paul directs a variety of award-winning percussion ensembles, teaches an applied lesson studio, as well as percussion arranging and composition.   

A leading figure in the world of marching percussion and percussion education, Paul has a long history of successful students and renowned performing ensembles, and has been a featured clinician and guest artist worldwide. In 2017, he was elected to the Drum Corps International Hall of Fame and the World Drum Corps Hall of Fame in 2021.

In addition to his teaching responsibilities at the university, applied lessons, percussion ensembles, percussion arranging, Paul is currently the music coordinator, percussion director and arranger for the 2018 world champion Santa Clara Vanguard Drum & Bugle Corps, recently winning the DCI Fred Sanford Award for Percussion Performance four years in a row, five times in the last six years (2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019), achieving the rare feat of winning the DCI drum trophy multiple times with two different organizations. Paul has also been the percussion coordinator and arranger for the Troopers Drum & Bugle Corps.  

Paul served as the director of percussion for the Phantom Regiment Drum & Bugle Corps from 2003-2010, winning the Drum Corps International Fred Sanford Award for Percussion Performance three times (2006, 2008, 2010), and the DCI Championship in 2008.

Paul was a design team member, music composer/arranger, instructor, and percussion manager for the Tony and Emmy Award-winning Broadway production Blast! 

He is also an active performer, appearing as a featured soloist across the United States and Asia, most recently on the UNT Wind Symphony recording Contact (2018), the University of North Texas Percussion Ensemble recording Vespertine Formations(2009), and the UNT Wind Symphony DVD recording Percussive Palooza, with a related showcase concert at PASIC 2006.  He is also an active composer with many popular works for percussion published by Innovative Percussion, Musicon Publications, and Drop6 Music.

Paul is an artist and product consultant with Dynasty/Titan USA, and designed the “Custom Elite” series of drums and keyboards.  He is also a signature artist with Innovative Percussion, Inc., with four stick designs, FS-PR, FS-PR2, TS-PR, and CMS-1, as well as an artist/clinician and product consultant for Remo Inc. and SABIAN/Gon Bops Percussion.

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