Bret Kuhn

Adjunct Faculty

Bret KuhnBret Kuhn is a graduate of Northeast Missouri State University (now Truman State University) with a B.A. degree where he studied percussion with Dan Petersen. He currently serves as adjunct faculty at Northern Illinois University and supervises all marching percussion activities at NIU, which includes regular clinics with the Huskie Marching Band drumline.


Kuhn served as caption head and percussion arranger for the World Champion Cavaliers who won six World Championships and five High Percussion Awards during his tenure. He is the percussion coordinator for the Prospect High School music program and is on the design team consulting with the Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps. He is active as a percussion arranger for various colleges and high schools across the nation and abroad. This year, Kuhn was the percussion arranger for L.D. Bell High School from Hurst, TX. They were the 2007 Bands of America Grand National Champions. Kuhn is also a staff arranger for the Arizona State Marching Band.


Kuhn has written articles for publication in “Percussive Notes” magazine and currently serves on the Board of Directors for Percussive Arts Society (PAS) and is a member of American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). He travels extensively presenting clinics across the United States, Japan and Europe for Yamaha, Zildjian, Remo and Innovative Percussion.


B.A., Northeast Missouri State University





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