A native of Wichita, Kansas, Dr. Brian Mueller is currently Lecturer in Percussion at Middle Tennessee State University and Visiting Instructor of Percussion at The University of the South. He holds a Doctor of Music degree from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music (2016). His prior academic background includes a Bachelor of Music degree from Wichita State University (2007) and a Master of Music degree from The University of North Texas (2009). Brian has worked as a freelance drummer, percussionist, and instructor for many years, and is also a published composer. He has traveled and performed nationally and internationally, including as a guest soloist and clinician at the Paris Conservatory in December of 2014, and has performed twice at PASIC. He has been an active steel pan performer with the Bloomington based steel pan group, Steel Panache, and currently plays marimba with the newly formed B-Line Jazz Percussion Trio. Brian performs regularly with the Sewanee Symphony Orchestra and is also an active clinician, presenting workshops and performances nationally. He proudly endorses Innovative Percussion and Pearl/Adams Concert Percussion.