Logan Ball is a percussionist and educator residing in Johnson City, TN. He completed
a Master's Degree in Percussion Performance at the University of Tennessee in 2014.
He is a Lecturer of Percussion at East Tennessee State University (ETSU) and also
serves as the Marching Percussion Director. His duties include teaching and writing
for the Marching Buccaneer Drumline, co-directing the ETSU Percussion Ensemble, teaching
Applied Percussion and Percussion Methods, and co-teaching Percussion Literature and
Percussion Pedagogy. Logan also serves as the Co-Director of the Buccaneer Brass Basketball
Logan is a founding member of the contemporary percussion quartet Odd River. The group
has toured in Chicago, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee. Clinic and performance tour appearances
include the Chicago International Movies and Music Festival (CIMM Fest), VanderCook
School of Music, Kutztown University, Tennessee Tech University, the University of
Tennessee, and various high schools in Chicago.
In the summers of 2014 and 2015, Ball served as a Front Ensemble Technician for the
Pioneer Drum and Bugle Corps, a World Class Drum Corps International (DCI) competitor.
As the principal percussionist of the Sewanee Symphony Orchestra, Logan participated
in the world premiere of Carrying the Remains: a Boy's Promise to the Children of
Terezin, a work for narration, chamber orchestra, and choreography. The piece highlights
the history of a Holocaust survivor and his experiences as a prisoner in the concentration
camps of Terezin in the Czech Republic. The DVD is set to release later this year.
Also in 2014, Logan participated in the Chosen Vale International Percussion Seminar
in New Hampshire under the instruction of Michael Burritt, James Culley, Matthew Duvall,
Colin Currie, Tim Feeney, Doug Perkins, and Cynthia Yeh, with composer-in-residence
John Luther Adams. At this festival, Logan performed the world premiere of Tim Feeney's
percussion sextet Glossolalia. This forty-minute exploration of sound is currently
being mastered for its release on an upcoming album from Feeney, a founding member
of the trending percussion quartet, Sö Percussion.
In October of 2013, Ball toured with the nief-norf Project on their 7-city tour which
included stops in Asheville (NC), Atlanta (GA), Chattanooga (TN), Cincinnati (OH),
Columbia (SC), Knoxville (TN), and Lexington (KY). This performance tour highlighted
Michael Gordon's evening-length work, Timber, scored for 6 amplified wooden simantras.
In 2012, Logan traveled to Indianapolis, IN for the world premiere of Matthew Burtner's
telematic opera, Auksalaq. Ball has also been heard performing at the American Bandmaster's
Association (ABA) Annual Convention, at Carnegie Hall with the ETSU Wind Ensemble,
where he was the Principal Percussionist from 2010-2012, and with the 2012 TN PAS
All-Collegiate Percussion Ensemble directed by She-e Wu. His arrangements have also
been featured at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention's (PASIC) Marching
Percussion Festival. Logan has been involved in several consortiums for commissioning
new works by Steven Snowden, Elliot Cole, Evan Chapman, and Steve Gisby.
Logan earned his Bachelor of Music degree from East Tennessee State University in
Johnson City, Tennessee under the instruction of Dr. Rande Sanderbeck. Logan is proud
to be an Innovative Percussion Education Artist and member of the Percussive Arts