Eric Rath

Eric Rath is an active educator, guest conductor-clinician, adjudicator, arranger and composer. Mr. Rath has served as a band and orchestra director as well as a percussion specialist at secondary and collegiate levels. 


As a composer, Mr. Rath has a growing list of original works and arrangements published through Alfred Music, FJH Music, Tapspace Publications, and TRN Music. His music has been described as "very exciting for performers and audiences alike." Mr. Rath’s music has been performed nationally as well as abroad at the Midwest Clinic, the Texas Music Educators Association Convention, and the International Double Reed Society’s Convention. Mr. Rath and Ralph Hicks are the co-authors of the wildly popular percussion ensemble collection Beyond Basic Percussion, the snare drum and keyboard fundamentals books Five Minute Drill and Nine Minute Drill, and the multi-use solo and ensemble transcription book The Golden Age of Ragtime. All are published by Tapspace Publications.


Mr. Rath is a veteran member of the Amarillo Symphony Orchestra. He is an in-demand freelance percussionist and serves on the worship team at his church. Additionally, he is also an alumni member of the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps.


Mr. Rath is a proud graduate of West Texas A&M University, where he received both his Bachelor of Music Education and his Master of Arts Degree.


Mr. Rath resides in Canyon, Texas, with his wife Kayla, and their children Regan, Grant, McKinley, Jackson, and Harrison. His professional affiliations include the Percussive Arts Society, Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). He is a Yamaha Performing Artist and also an educational artist for Innovative Percussion, Inc.



A creative arrangement of a timeless classic written specifically for solo vibraphone.
Duration: 4:50 | Level: Med-Advanced
$16.00
A creative arrangement of a timeless classic written specifically for solo vibraphone.
Duration: 4:50 | Level: Med-Advanced
$16.00
A creative, practical, and fun collection of 10 beginning percussion ensembles with videos of performances, technique demonstrations, audio, and more.
Duration: 1:30–2:40 each | Level: Easy to medium-easy | Personnel: 4-10 players
$89.00
One of the most recognizable holiday tunes, brilliantly arranged for a med-easy level percussion ensemble.
Duration: 2:45 | Level: Med-Easy | Personnel: 11-14
$35.00
One of the most recognizable holiday tunes, brilliantly arranged for a med-easy level percussion ensemble.
Duration: 2:45 | Level: Med-Easy | Personnel: 11-14
$35.00
Expose younger students to Afro-Cuban percussion instruments while having fun in the process!
Duration: 2:35 | Level: Med-Easy | Personnel: 8–10 players
$30.00
Expose younger students to Afro-Cuban percussion instruments while having fun in the process!
Duration: 2:35 | Level: Med-Easy | Personnel: 8–10 players
$30.00
A medium level ragtime piece arranged for a xylophone soloist and marimba quartet.
Duration: 2:50 | Level: Medium | Personnel: 2-6 players
$20.00
A medium level ragtime piece arranged for a xylophone soloist and marimba quartet.
Duration: 2:50 | Level: Medium | Personnel: 2-6 players
$20.00
Younger groups will benefit from multitasking and timing control in this super fun, groove-based piece!
Duration: 2:20 | Level: Med-Easy | Personnel: 6–7 players
$30.00
Younger groups will benefit from multitasking and timing control in this super fun, groove-based piece!
Duration: 2:20 | Level: Med-Easy | Personnel: 6–7 players
$30.00
A more advanced ragtime piece by Scott Joplin full of ornaments, fast rolls, and tricky syncopations.
Duration: 3:00 | Level: Med-Advanced | Personnel: 2-6 players
$20.00
A more advanced ragtime piece by Scott Joplin full of ornaments, fast rolls, and tricky syncopations.
Duration: 3:00 | Level: Med-Advanced | Personnel: 2-6 players
$20.00
Daily, FUN classroom routines and play-along tracks for beginning percussion
Level: Easy
$16.00
A collection of five ragtime pieces for solo xylophone with both piano and marimba quartet accompaniments.
Duration: various | Level: Medium to Med-Advanced | Personnel: 2-6 players
$45.00
A collection of five ragtime pieces for solo xylophone with both piano and marimba quartet accompaniments.
Duration: various | Level: Medium to Med-Advanced | Personnel: 2-6 players
$45.00
An exciting, contemporary percussion ensemble for intermediate groups that is as riveting as it is educational.
Duration: 5:30 | Level: Medium | Personnel: 8-9 players
$40.00
An exciting, contemporary percussion ensemble for intermediate groups that is as riveting as it is educational.
Duration: 5:30 | Level: Medium | Personnel: 8-9 players
$40.00
One of the most famous ragtime pieces ever composed by the genre’s most famous composer!
Duration: 3:00 | Level: Med-Advanced | Personnel: 2-6 players
$20.00
One of the most famous ragtime pieces ever composed by the genre’s most famous composer!
Duration: 3:00 | Level: Med-Advanced | Personnel: 2-6 players
$20.00
Exercises students actually look forward to! This collection of daily classroom routines for intermediate percussion takes fundamentals to the next level!
Level: Medium
$18.00
A creative ensemble to further the techniques on accessory percussion instruments for the young performing ensemble.
Duration: 2:35 | Level: Med-Easy | Personnel: 8 players
$30.00
A creative ensemble to further the techniques on accessory percussion instruments for the young performing ensemble.
Duration: 2:35 | Level: Med-Easy | Personnel: 8 players
$30.00
Written for 12 players, this arrangement is punctuated and varied and will bring a refreshing addition of classic literature to any percussion ensemble concert.
Duration: 4:30 - 5:30 | Level: Medium | Personnel: 12 players
$35.00
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