Eric Rath

Eric Rath is an active educator, clinician, arranger and composer. In addition to his day-to-day duties as a Band Director, Mr. Rath serves as adjunct Instructor of Percussion at Amarillo College. 

Mr. Rath is a graduate of West Texas A&M University, where he received both his Bachelor of Music Education and his Master of Arts Degree. While at WT, he studied percussion with Dr. Susan Martin Tariq and was a member of the Symphonic Band under the direction of Dr. Gary Garner, then Mr. Don Lefevre. 

As a composer, Mr. Rath has a growing list of original works and arrangements published through TRN Music, C. Alan Publications, Tapspace Publications, HoneyRock Publications, and Eric Rath Music. Mr. Rath’s compositions have been performed at the Midwest Clinic and the Texas Music Educator’s Association Convention. Mr. Rath, along with Ralph Hicks, is co-author of the percussion ensemble collection, Beyond Basic Percussion: Developing Independence Through Ensemble Performance (Tapspace Publications). 

Mr. Rath is a member of the Amarillo Symphony Orchestra and also regularly performs with the Amarillo Opera. Mr. Rath is active as an in-demand freelance percussionist as well as a member on the worship team at his church. He is also a former member of the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps.

Mr. Rath resides in Amarillo, Texas, with his wife Kayla, and their children Regan, Grant and McKinley. His professional affiliations include the Percussive Arts Society, Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association and is an alumnus and former chapter president of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. He is also proud to be an Innovative Percussion Artist as well as a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP).

A creative arrangement of a timeless classic written specifically for vibraphone.
Duration: 4:50 | Level: Med-Advanced
A creative, practical, and fun collection of 10 beginning percussion ensembles with DVD of performances, techniques, audio, and more.
Duration: 1:30–2:40 each | Level: Easy to medium-easy
Expose younger students to Afro-Cuban percussion instruments while having fun in the process!
Duration: 2:35 | Level: Med-Easy
Younger groups will benefit from multitasking and timing control in this super fun, groove-based piece!
Duration: 2:20 | Level: Med-Easy
Daily, FUN classroom routines and play-along tracks for beginning percussion
Level: Easy
A collection of five ragtime pieces for solo xylophone with both piano and marimba quartet accompaniments.
Duration: various | Level: Medium to Med-Advanced
Exercises students actually look forward to! This collection of daily classroom routines for intermediate percussion takes fundamentals to the next level!
Level: Medium
A creative ensemble to further the techniques on accessory percussion instruments for the young performing ensemble.
Duration: 2:35 | Level: Med-Easy
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