Dr. Timothy Feerst is Director of Percussion Studies at the University of Texas Permian Basin. He also teaches Applied Percussion Lessons and Drumline at Odessa College. He has also served on the faculties at the University of Texas at Tyler, Trinity Valley Community College, the University of Utah, and North Central Texas College. Dr. Feerst holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in Percussion Performance from the University of North Texas, a Masters in Percussion Performance from the University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelors in Music Education from George Mason University. His teachers include Mark Ford, Christopher Deane, Paul Rennick, Ed Soph, Ed Smith, Michael Drake, Josa Aponte, Thomas Teasley, Thomas Burritt, Tony Edwards, John Kilkenny, and John Spirtas.
Dr. Feerst has performed with ensembles including the Amarillo Symphony, The Dallas Winds, the Midland-Odessa Symphony and Chorale, and the Kingdom Hearts Orchestra. He also played percussion for the Pioneer Theatre Company's 2018 Production of "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street." As an educator, Dr. Feerst has taught percussion at a variety of public schools in Texas, Utah, and Virginia, and is also in-demand as a clinician and adjudicator for various organizations, such as USBands, the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA), the Texas Educational Colorguard Association (TECA), and the Intermountain Percussion Association (IMPA). He proudly endorses Pearl Drums/Adams Musical Instruments, Black Swamp Percussion, Vic Firth and Balter sticks and mallets, and Zildjian cymbals.