Justin Mabry

Justin M.

Mars Hill, NC

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Justin delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:

Hello, I'm currently an Adjunct Professor of Percussion at Mars Hill University. I received my Masters of Music Degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and my Bachelor of Music Degree from Mars Hill University. I stay active as a freelance percussionist and have been a featured clinician at numerous college and high school workshops.

As a performer, I perform regularly with my percussion trio 10-Can Percussion as well as several orchestras, theaters, and as a solo artist. Having a love for the marching arts, I have participated in Drum Corps International as a member of the Teal Sound Drum and Bugle Corps (2004) and Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corps in (2005/2006) and in Winter Guard International as a member of Odyssey Percussion Theater (2008).

Most recently, I was the percussion caption head for Carolina Gold Drum & Bugle Corps (2009-2013) and ensemble director for Wake Forest Independent indoor percussion ensemble (2011-2014).

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Aug 2015 - Present
Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra

Regular Percussionist/Performer in percussion section.

Aug 2014 - Present
Brevard Philharmonic

Regular Percussionist/Performer in percussion section.

Aug 2013 - Present
10-Can Percussion

Professional Percussion Trio

Adjunct percussion instructor
Aug 2013 - Present
Mars Hill University

Aug 2010 - Present
Johnson City Symphony Orchestra

Regular Percussionist/Performer in percussion section.

Freelance Percussionist
Aug 2005 - Present
Mabry Percussion

Adjunct music instructor
Aug 2014 - Jan 2015
South Piedmont Community College


Masters of Music in Percussion Performance
Aug 2011 - May 2013
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Bachelor of Music in Percussion Performance
Aug 2005 - May 2011
Mars Hill University


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Jan 2016
Jan 2014
Pearl-Adams, Corp.
Jan 2012
Remo, Inc.
Jan 2012
Innovative Percussion, Inc.


Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America
Dec 2009

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America (also known as Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Phi Mu Alpha, or simply Sinfonia) is an American collegiate social[1] fraternity for men with a special interest in music. The fraternity is open to men "who, through a love for music, can assist in the fulfillment of [its] Object and ideals either by adopting music as a profession, or by working to advance the cause of music in America."

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Percussive Arts Society, The
Aug 2005

We offer students and professionals opportunities to grow artistically and professionally. Students can learn have a music industry experience through the PAS Internship program or apply to receive a PAS scholarship or grant. Professionals can create new percussion programs or gain recognition through PAS grants and contests. Many individuals have significantly impacted the world of percussion through the Percussive Arts Society and they are recognized in our Hall of Fame and Awards pages.

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Photos & Videos

Delécluse Étude #1
Bach Violin Partita #1 in B Minor - "Tempo di Bourrée"
Tu Maracatu - Mars Hill University Brazilian Ensemble. Directed by Justin Mabry

Playing headshot

MM Recital

MM Recital

Drumset Styles - Rock/Pop
Drumset Styles - Latin
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4 Reviews

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Elli Sep 29, 2016
Drum · Online

It was just the first lesson, but my daughter really enjoyed it and is looking forward to her next lesson.

Austin Feb 1, 2016
Music Performance · In studio

During our lessons, Mr. Mabry always provided clear and concise feedback. No matter what my level of preparation was, I could count on unique and insightful comments. Mr. Mabry consistently shed light on aspects of my performance that I had never thought of.

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Anthony Jan 31, 2016
Music Performance · In studio

Mr. Mabry is a fantastic instructor! He is incredibly well rounded and knowledgable in every major aspect of percussion. Mr. Mabry is patient and never fails to give the best feedback and instruction to help you progress as a musician.

Jeannette McGlinsky Jan 31, 2016
Audition Prep · Online

My 13 year old took lessons with Justin and liked Justin a lot as well as his teaching style. My son really improved on the snare drum in just a few lessons. Justin corrected some of my son's technique and took him to a higher level that normally kids don't learn until high school. They had a few face to face lessons and one via Skype, which also worked very well!

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