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Simon Boyar, percussionist 

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Simon Boyar is a world renowned percussionist, composer, producer, and educator. He is widely regarded as among the top percussionists of his generation, and he boasts a world class resume that in terms of sheer diversity is unrivaled by many is his field. He has given performances as a soloist, chamber musician, freelance percussionist, and outreach clinician across the globe to critical acclaim. An avidly sought out commissioner of new music, Simon has been called upon time and time again by elite composers to participate in the world premieres of many ground breaking works for his instrument. Simon has composed an entire catalog of marimba and percussion music. His unique brand of music has developed a global following and is performed around the world. As a producer Boyar has been sought out by many professional touring artists for collaborative efforts resulting in the creation of cutting edge experiences in performance and sound. In the field of education, his unique method and mentoring approach is in constant demand by the world’s top conservatories and universities. He has served as a faculty member at both The Juilliard School and NYU Steinhardt and has produced successful students time and time again. Simon is also the owner and founder of the Simon Boyar School of Drums and Percussion in Westchester, NY. The SB School is a game changer for music education in the area with a variety of offerings including private lessons, a percussion ensemble program, a jazz program, and a summer drum and percussion festival. For Simon Boyar's full bio, please visit

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