Associated Faculty, Percussion
N545 Timashev Building
1866 College Rd.
Columbus, OH 43210
Areas of Expertise
- Master of Music, Northwestern University
- Bachelor of Music, Eastman School of Music
With a specialty in the fusing of multiple styles and cultures, percussionist and composer Joseph Krygier wields his background in classical, world, commercial and electronic music to forge a sound that is uniquely his own. As a composer Krygier has produced a diverse body of music for solo and chamber settings, including contemporary dance — each work defying categorization. His compositions are published by his own company, Whirlygigs Collective. Krygier performs regularly as a member of the Sympatico Percussion Group and Pendulum Percussion Duo, appearing at festivals, universities, and Percussive Arts Society events across the country and abroad. Within the greater Columbus region, he performs regularly with The Early Interval (medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque music) and the contemporary mixed chamber ensemble, CODE, in addition to the Newark Granville Symphony, ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, and LULU & Co. Novelty Ragtime Band. In the academic realm, he has served as a music lecturer and dance accompanist holding positions at The Ohio State University School of Music, OSU Department of Dance, Ohio Wesleyan University, BalletMet Dance Academy, and Interlochen Center for the Arts Summer Camp. Additionally, he previously served as a member of the United States Air Force Academy Band in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Krygier received his undergraduate degree in percussion performance from the Eastman School of Music and his master's degree from Northwestern University. Krygier is proud to be an educational endorser for Zildjian Cymbals, Yamaha Percussion, Vic Firth, Grover Pro Percussion, and the Remo Drumhead Co.