With a specialty in the fusing of multiple styles and cultures, Joseph Krygier utilizes his background in classical, world, commercial and electronic percussion to create a sound that is uniquely his own. He received his undergraduate degree from the Eastman School of Music and his master's degree in performance from Northwestern University. In addition to his position as senior lecturer in percussion at The Ohio State University School of Music, Krygier is a percussion accompanist with the Ohio State Department of Dance where he plays hand percussion, drum set and various electronic instruments for contemporary dance classes. He has worked as a dance accompanist at the BalletMet Youth Academy, Interlochen Center for the Arts Summer Camp and Ohio Wesleyan University. As a composer, Krygier has written numerous works for percussion solo, duo and quintet, in addition to creating music for modern dance performance. Krygier spent four years as a member of the United States Air Force Academy Band (formerly Band of the Rockies) in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Additionally, he has performed with the Columbus Symphony, ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, Dayton Philharmonic and the new music ensemble Alarm Will Sound. He was a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and performed with the orchestra at Carnegie Hall under the baton of Maestro Daniel Barenboim. Krygier is an educational endorser for Grover Pro Percussion, Zildjian cymbals, and Remo drumheads. He performs regularly with the Pendulum Duo (Susan Powell) and Sympatico Percussion Group.