Rice, Dwayne

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Dwayne Rice


Born: 1974

Country: USA

Studies: Sam Houston State University, University of North Texas

Teachers: Mark Ford, Paul Rennick, Brian Mason, Leigh Howard Stevens, Cindy McTee, Phillip Schroeder, Frank Felice

Website: https://www.dwaynerice.com/

Dwayne Rice is a freelance composer and arranger living in Los Angeles. His music has been performed and recorded around the world. Dwayne was the Percussion Director at Birdville High School from 2002 to 2006, and at Hebron High School from 1999 to 2002, both in the Dallas-Fort Worth Area. Under his direction, the Birdville Percussion Ensemble won the Percussive Arts Society ensemble competition in 2005, and the Birdville Marching Band placed 4th at the Texas State UIL Marching Band Competition in the same year.

Dwayne received his master’s degree in percussion performance, with a minor in composition, from the University of North Texas in 2000, and a bachelor’s degree in music education from Sam Houston State University in 1997. He studied percussion with Mark Ford, Paul Rennick, Brian Mason, and Leigh Howard Stevens, and composition with Cindy McTee, Phillip Schroeder, and Frank Felice. His influences include the works of Hindemith, Mahler, Bartok, Debussy, Bach, and many others. [1]

Works for Percussion

Baroque Suite - Timpani (5)
Concertino for Marimba (Rice) - Marimba, Percussion Octet
Entangled States - Multiple Percussion, Percussion Trio
Fantasie in A for Marimba - Marimba
I Ching (Rice) - Percussion Ensemble (12)
Moto Perpetuo - Percussion Ensemble (12)
Quartet No. 1 in F - Marimba Quartet
Septet - Percussion Septet
Sonata No. 1 for Marimba - Marimba
Variations for Marimba - Marimba
Warp - Percussion Ensemble (11)


Claire de Lune (Debussy) - Mallet Ensemble (8)
Reverie (Debussy) - Mallet Ensemble (8)