Primatic, Stephen

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Stephen Primatic is currently director of percussion studies at Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah Georgia where he teaches percussion, theory, jazz, and music technology. Steve earned his Bachelor of Music in percussion performance from Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, PA. He received his Masters of Music from The University of Miami, and his Doctor of Musical Arts from The University of Georgia.

In addition to teaching, Steve maintains an active performing career in the southeastern United States. He is currently principal percussionist with the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra in Hilton Head South Carolina, a member of the Darius Rucker (of Hootie and the Blowfish) Big Band, and he also plays in jazz, classical, and theater venues throughout the region.[1]

Books for Percussion

Primatic, Stephen. Percussion Methods: An Essential Resource for Educators, Conductors, and Students. Meredith Music Publications, 2015.

Works for Percussion


Two Pieces for Solo Vibraphone - Vibraphone
Three Intermezzi - Vibraphone


E.M.C. - Percussion Nonet
Metalwood - Percussion Ensemble (10)
Hushabye Mountain - Percussion Ensemble (10)
Samba de Verπo - Percussion Septet
Three Shades of "C" - Percussion Octet
Who Let That Snare Drummer In? - Snare Drum; Percussion Septet


  1. Stephen Primatic Bio Retrieved 5/20/2012