Brian Slawson

Since his scholarship studies at the Juilliard School, Brian Slawson has continued to pioneer innovative paths in percussion. Grammy-nominated as "Best New Classical Artist," Brian has appeared on NBC’s Tonight Show, Entertainment Tonight, the CBS Morning News and NPR’s “All Things Considered.” Slawson’s extensive discography includes solo releases on Columbia, Sony/CBS and Belltone records. His smash debut, “Bach On Wood,” hit Billboard's Top 10 and remains one of the world's premier vehicles for exposing new audiences to classical music.

Slawson has performed with classical luminaries Leonard Bernstein and Aaron Copland, recorded with pop icons from Stevie Ray Vaughan to Marie Osmond, and punctuated jokes for comedians Jerry Seinfeld, Bill Maher and Eddie Murphy. In addition to performing on hundreds of national jingles (American Express, Budweiser, Coca-Cola, McDonald's, Chevrolet and IBM, to name a few), Slawson has recorded with the world’s finest drummers including Steve Gadd, Peter Erskine, Steve Ferrone, Anton Fig, Dave Weckl, Chris Parker and Grady Tate.

Brian is the voice of “Gusto the Bulldog” in Warner Bros. Music Expressions and a featured artist in McGraw-Hill’s Spotlight on Music. In addition to serving as principal timpanist of the Brevard Symphony Orchestra, Slawson is a featured performer at Lincoln Center's, Meet the Artist Series. His Slawsongs multi media company has won Golden Reel, Tele & Addy custom music awards for feature films, television and radio.

Mr. Slawson proudly endorses Ludwig-Musser, Zildjian, Vic Firth, Remo, Grover Pro Percussion, Rhythm Tech, Alternate Mode and Humes & Berg. His teachers have included Saul Goodman, Buster Bailey, Alexander Lepak, David Smith and Drew Grouse.

Legendary vibraphonist, Lionel Hampton, described Brian as “one of the finest percussionists to come along in many years.” Modern Drummer magazine hails Brian Slawson as "a visionary, be it performer, producer or composer."

A medium percussion ensemble piece perfect for the holidays!
Duration: 4:30 | Level: Medium
$36.00
A medium percussion ensemble piece perfect for the holidays!
Duration: 4:30 | Level: Medium
$32.00
Dust off your favorite clown suit and have fun with this ragtimey, two-beat xylophone solo with optional piano accompaniment. Great for beginners!
Duration: 2:30 | Level: Med-Easy
$12.00
Dust off your favorite clown suit and have fun with this ragtimey, two-beat xylophone solo with optional piano accompaniment. Great for beginners!
Duration: 2:30 | Level: Med-Easy
$11.00
A cute, medium-easy percussion quartet in which players are assigned specific animal names to help define musical character.
Duration: 5:00 | Level: Med-Easy
$34.00
A cute, medium-easy percussion quartet in which players are assigned specific animal names to help define musical character.
Duration: 5:00 | Level: Med-Easy
$31.00
Contrasting dark introspective material with light humor, this arrangement for mallet trio honors a quick-moving masterpiece.
Duration: 2:10 | Level: Medium
$29.00
Contrasting dark introspective material with light humor, this arrangement for mallet trio honors a quick-moving masterpiece.
Duration: 2:10 | Level: Medium
$26.00
In this arrangement, Brian Slawson enables percussion ensembles to recreate Bach's masterpiece through creative mallet orchestrations.
Duration: 3:45 | Level: Med-Advanced
$35.00
In this arrangement, Brian Slawson enables percussion ensembles to recreate Bach's masterpiece through creative mallet orchestrations.
Duration: 3:45 | Level: Med-Advanced
$32.00
Three intermediate players, one marimba, and a quirky take on salsa!
Duration: 2:00 | Level: Medium
$30.00
Three intermediate players, one marimba, and a quirky take on salsa!
Duration: 2:00 | Level: Medium
$27.00
Children's Medley is one of several masterworks arranged for percussion ensemble by Brian Slawson on the Grammy-nominated CD "Bach on Wood."
Duration: 3:40 | Level: Medium
$35.00
Children's Medley is one of several masterworks arranged for percussion ensemble by Brian Slawson on the Grammy-nominated CD "Bach on Wood."
Duration: 3:40 | Level: Medium
$32.00
An festive piece that ensures entry-level players a rousing performance with limited preparation.
Duration: 2:30 | Level: Med-Easy
$32.00
An festive piece that ensures entry-level players a rousing performance with limited preparation.
Duration: 2:30 | Level: Med-Easy
$29.00
This sextet arrangement of Bach's "Concerto in A Minor" has been heard worldwide on the popular CD, "Bach on Wood" which helped garner Brian Slawson a Grammy nomination of “Best New Classical Artist.”
Duration: 2:30 | Level: Med-Advanced
$35.00
This sextet arrangement of Bach's "Concerto in A Minor" has been heard worldwide on the popular CD, "Bach on Wood" which helped garner Brian Slawson a Grammy nomination of “Best New Classical Artist.”
Duration: 2:30 | Level: Med-Advanced
$32.00
A sly and clever piece for beginning xylophone solo with optional piano accompaniment.
Duration: 2:00 | Level: Easy
$10.00
A sly and clever piece for beginning xylophone solo with optional piano accompaniment.
Duration: 2:00 | Level: Easy
$9.00
This accessible arrangement brings the famous themes from Saint-Saens’s Danse Macabre into the percussion ensemble, with the xylophone taking the lead.
Duration: 3:15 | Level: Medium
$40.00
This accessible arrangement brings the famous themes from Saint-Saens’s Danse Macabre into the percussion ensemble, with the xylophone taking the lead.
Duration: 3:15 | Level: Medium
$36.00
A quartet written for a beginning mallet ensemble. This piece helps young players develop tremolo sensitivity, as well as to encourage eye-contact, body language, and musical communication during slower tempos.
Duration: 3:00 | Level: Easy
$32.00
A quartet written for a beginning mallet ensemble. This piece helps young players develop tremolo sensitivity, as well as to encourage eye-contact, body language, and musical communication during slower tempos.
Duration: 3:00 | Level: Easy
$29.00
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