Brent Behrenshausen


152B, Swope Music Building


  • M.M. (Percussion Performance), Duquesne University
  • B.M. (Music Education), West Chester University

Curriculum Vitae

Brent Behrenshausen is a percussionist and educator residing in Reading, Pennsylvania.  Brent has performed with a variety of organizations and artists during his professional career including: The Pennsylvania Ballet, Opera Philadelphia, Delaware Symphony, Reading Symphony Orchestra, Bay Atlantic Symphony, Allegro Symphony, Bach Choir of Bethlehem, The Philadelphia Brass, Kennett Symphony, Northeastern PA Philharmonic (Scranton, PA), Lancaster Symphony, Shippensburg Festival Orchestra, Hershey Park Entertainment and Resorts, The Celtic Woman Singers, Celtic Thunder, and Clay Aiken.

In 2008 Brent recorded percussion tracks for Def Jam Records' platinum-selling Hip-Hop artist LL Cool J for the Rapper's 2008 release, Exit 13, and has recorded percussion tracks for NFL Films' television series "Game of the Week.”

In addition to performing as a freelance percussionist, Brent is the Adjunct Percussion Professor at West Chester University, Immaculata University, Elizabethtown College and Lancaster Bible College.  He was the drum line instructor and arranger for the Shippensburg University Drum Line from 2012-2018 and was instructor/arranger for the Wilson High School Marching Band/Indoor Drum Line from 2011-2017.    Brent also works often as a consultant for Windish Music and Productions, through which he has been director and arranger for Hershey Park's two-time internationally award-winning (IAAPA Brass Ring Awards) drumming group, "Cocoa Rhythm Factory." Brent is the director of the West Chester University High School Honors Percussion Ensemble: the Philadelphia region's only university-affiliated high school percussion ensemble.

Brent holds a Bachelor's degree from West Chester University in Music Education with a focus in percussion and a Masters Degree in Percussion Performance from Duquesne University, where he studied with Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra percussionists Andy Reamer (Principle Percussion) and Chris Allen (Section Percussion/Assistant Principle Timpani).

Brent is an endorser of Vic Firth Sticks and Mallets.

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