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Drew Parent

School of Arts & Sciences, TiffinArts

Director of Bands

Instructor of Commercial Music

Marching & Concert Bands, Jazz & Funk Bands, Percussion, Rhythm Section Courses

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Degrees & Certificates

BA in Music Education, Saginaw Valley State University
Master's in Percussion Performance, Central Michigan University


Drew Parent serves as Director of Bands and an Instructor of Music at Tiffin University, directing the TU Marching Band, Concert Band, Jazz Band, our premier touring ensemble Word On The Street (Funk/Fusion), and other small instrumental groups. He also teaches percussion/drumset lessons and general music courses. Mr. Parent has served as assistant marching band director at Trine University and drumline director at Bowling Green State University, University of Toledo, and Central Michigan University. He has also taught and arranged percussion for many successful high school marching band programs in the Midwest that include Maumee High School, Springfield High School, Angola High School, Carroll High School, and Lake Orion High School. Along with teaching, Mr. Parent is also an active performer with his Detroit based percussion quartet Rela Percussion, as well as playing drums and percussion with many regional bands and artists. Mr. Parent received his bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Saginaw Valley State University and his master’s degree in Percussion Performance from Central Michigan University.