Faculty

Paul Buyer

Email:  pbuyer@clemson.edu
Phone:  864-656-3857
Website:  www.paulbuyer.com

Biography

Paul Buyer is Director of Percussion, Director of Music, and Professor of Music at Clemson University. Prior to his appointment at Clemson, Dr. Buyer served as Assistant Director of Bands at Garland High School in Garland, Texas. He received his Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees from the University of Arizona and his Bachelor of Science degree from Ball State University.

Dr. Buyer is the author of Working Toward Excellence: 8 Values for Achieving Uncommon Success in Work and Life, published by Morgan James Publishing (2012) and Marching Bands and Drumlines: Secrets of Success from the Best of the Best, is published by Meredith Music Publications (2009). He is also a contributing author to the second edition of Teaching Percussion, by Gary Cook and his articles have appeared in American Music Teacher, Teaching Music, and Percussive Notes.

Dr. Buyer is a former member of the Star of Indiana Drum and Bugle Corps and placed 2nd in DCI Keyboard Individuals in 1990. In 1992, he was a percussion staff member with the Dutch Boy Drum and Bugle Corps. Dr. Buyer serves as a clinician/endorser for Vic-Firth Drumsticks, Remo Drumheads, Sabian Cymbals, Grover Pro Percussion, and is a consultant for Mike Balter Mallets. He is a member of the Percussive Arts Soceity's Marching Percussion and College Pedagogy Committees, chair of the PAS Education Committee, and Career Development Editor for "Percussive Notes," the journal of the Percussive Arts Society.


Paul Buyer directs the following ensemble(s):