Lance Garger

Lance Garger is a percussionist/composer with an affinity for musical collaboration.  He is well-versed in an array of musical styles, including contemporary, classical, jazz, rock, African, Mid-eastern, Latino, electronic and others.  Lance has worked with many eminent dance and theater companies, such as  Alvin Ailey, Merce Cunningham, Martha Graham, Bill T. Jones, Alwin Nikolais, David Parsons, Doug Varone, Victor Alexander, Joffrey II, Dance Theater of Harlem, Pacific Northwest Ballet and Metro Theater Company.  He has taught elementary school music, served as an Adjunct Faculty member at Fontbonne University, and has taught Music Theory at Webster University, where he is now an Adjunct Faculty Accompanist with the Department of  Dance.  He uses many different methods when composing, including traditional, twelve-tone and improvisatory. He has composed works for string orchestra, chamber orchestra, octet, and has recently completed a full length work for percussion trio entitled “Terzetto.”  Lance earned his BA at the University of MO-St. Louis, where studied percussion with Rich O’Donnell, former Principal Percussionist of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, and in 2005 received the degree of Master of Music in Composition (with honors) from Webster University. Lance plays drums in the recently reunited rock band Ars Nova.