Jack Brennen


Jack Brennan is a native of Westport, Connecticut, attended Oberlin College and holds B.M. and M.M degrees from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati. He has studied with Paul Yancich of the Cleveland Orchestra, Alan Otte and Bill Youhass.

Before joining the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra in 1998, Brennan served as Principal Timpanist of the San Antonio Symphony Orchestra, Principal Percussion and Associate Principal Timpanist of the Buffalo Philharmonic and a member of the chamber music trio, The Percussion Group. He has also performed with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and recorded with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.

Brennan has given clinics at PASIC, Ball State, Butler University, Depauw University, Indiana Wesleyan, University of Indianapolis, Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati and Oberlin Percussion Institute. He has also performed at the international percussion convention: PASIC on several occasions including the premiere of Joseph Schwantner’s “Concerto No. 2 for Percussion Section, Timpani and Orchestra” for the 50th anniversary of the Percussive Arts Society.

Brennan has been on the faculty of The College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati, and The University of Indianapolis, and serves as a section coach of the Indianapolis Symphonies’ Side by Side program.

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