Rod T. Squance, DMA

Sessional Faculty Percussion and World Music
Sessional Faculty - Percussion, World Music

Biography

Dr. Rod T. Squance is quickly gaining recognition as one of Canada’s most exciting musicians. Rod is very active as a soloist and freelance percussionist in chamber, orchestral, jazz and world music settings. He has performed with Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Project, Paquito de Rivera, Dong-Won Kim, Prafulla Athalye and Sandeep Das. He appears in solo recitals regularly, including recitals for national CBC radio broadcasts. Rod holds a doctoral degree from the University of Miami, having received his formal training as a classical percussionist. He also plays jazz vibraphone and is an accomplished improviser in a wide variety of styles. Rod is experienced in the field of ethnomusicology, with expertise in Balinese gender wayang shadow theatre music, having completed field research in Balinese music studying gender wayang with I Ketut Sukayana in Sukawati village, Bali. Rod is also an experienced performer of North Indian classical raga music and has studied Afro-Cuban percussion and Brazilian music.