Jianpeng Feng

Percussion Faculty

HCD Music

Hartt Community Division
F 19

Jianpeng Feng is a very active percussionist and educator with international influence. Feng has been playing on the top level in the past years on Broadway, Off-Broadway, Concertos and international events. The new album he played in of an Off-Broadway show Soft Power has been nominated for the 63rd Grammy Best Musical Theater Award. Previously, he was the solo musician of the revival of the Tony Award winning show M. Butterfly on Broadway. As a solo marimbaist, he was invited as the soloist to play a concerto with the Master Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra in both San Francisco and San Jose, CA. Feng has been featured in solo and chamber concerts multiple times by the Percussive Arts Society in Indianapolis and its other chapters and locations including New York, China and Japan. In addition to serve as the guest timpanist and percussionist for China Movie Orchestra, he has also played with U.S. Coast Guard Band, New Britain Symphony Orchestra, Beijing Symphony Orchestra and others in the U.S. and China. He has worked closely with directors, actors, musicians who have won Grammy, Oscar, Tony, Emmy and Golden Globe awards.

As an educator, Feng believes an all-around program involves classical to drum set and non-western percussion instruments would benefit the students most. He studied and has taught classes in Brazilian Samba, Caribbean Steelband, Chinese Traditional, Cuban and Haitian, Mid-Eastern, West-African Drumming and Dancing, jazz percussion in addition to western classical and contemporary percussion. He has given masterclasses, workshops, and clinics to University of Wisconsin Superior, University of Lethbridge (Canada), Shenyang Conservatory (China) and Wuhan Conservatory (China), and others.

As a percussionist with international reputation, Feng is serving in a few professional affiliations and organized many important events. As the co-founder of Percussive Arts Society China Chapter, he has organized international percussion festivals in Beijing, China annually since 2016. In addition, he organized summer and winter camps at The Hartt School, and University of Minnesota Duluth and worked as director.

Feng is sponsored by Innovative Percussion.