Isaac Pyatt

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Year: 
2017
Winner: 
No
School: 
UNC Greensboro

Isaac Pyatt is an undergraduate percussion performance major at UNCG, where he is a recipient of a School of Music Minerva Scholarship. In 2017 he was a winner in the UNCG Student Artist Competition. He won the North Carolina Percussive Arts Society University Soloist Competition in 2016 and 2017. In 2015 he performed with the UNCG percussion ensemble at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention. In high school, Isaac attended University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Brevard Music Center, and NC Governor's School West. In addition to performing and promoting his own music, he has premiered and recorded works by John Mackey, Jason Treuting, Kendall Williams, Mark Engebretson, Adam Silverman, Binshan Zhao, and Wesley Levers. As an active composer, his music has been featured at several new music festivals, and has music published through Tapspace Publications. He has studied with percussionists Eric Willie and John Beck, and composers Alejandro Rutty and Mark Engebretson.