At last year’s Percussive Arts Society international convention, from left, Jim Catalano; Gary Olmstead, IUP professor emeritus of percussion; and Brian West
The Percussive Arts Society Board of Directors recently welcomed Jim Catalano ’75 and Brian West M’94.
Jim graduated from IUP with a bachelor of science in music education and currently serves as the percussion business manager for Ludwig-Musser Drums and Percussion in Elkhart, Indiana.
Brian graduated from IUP with a master of arts in percussion performance and served as a graduate assistant in percussion from 1992 to 1994. He is currently a professor of percussion and coordinator of Percussion Studies in the School of Music at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth.