Stephen Primatic

Stephen Primatic is a professor of Music at Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah Georgia where he teaches percussion, theory, jazz, and music technology. Steve earned his Bachelor of Music in percussion performance from Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, PA. He received his Masters of Music from The University of Miami, and his Doctor of Musical Arts from The University of Georgia. 

In addition to teaching, Steve maintains an active performing career in the southeastern United States. He is currently principal percussionist with the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra in Hilton Head South Carolina, and The Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra. Steve also plays in jazz, classical, and theater venues throughout the region.

A classic holiday tune from "A Charlie Brown Christmas" brilliantly arranged for solo vibraphone.
Duration: 3:40 | Level: Medium
Percussion Ensemble version of the famous gypsy violin piece, this crowd-pleasing arrangement features a solo xylophone.
Duration: 4:30 | Level: Medium
Written for 5 players on 1 marimba, this piece requires artful choreography so each player can execute their individual parts.
Duration: 4:15 | Level: Medium
Bolcom’s famous, modern ragtime piece, arranged for mallet sextet by Stephen Primatic.
Duration: 4:40 | Level: Medium
This haunting lullaby from the 1968 film “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” simulates a simple and effective music box via percussion ensemble.
Duration: 2:10 | Level: Med-Easy
A fiery ride for 4 marimbas and optional upright bass based on a famous Brazilian piece for mandolin.
Duration: 3:25 | Level: Med-Advanced
An outstanding and nuanced arrangement for mallet septet of the second movement of Ravel’s String Quartet in F Major
Duration: 6:15 | Level: Advanced
Lively and joyful, this is Stephen Primatic's arrangement of Schubert's Scherzo from the well-known piano quintet.
Duration: 4:45 | Level: Medium