Garry Kvistad

Faculty, Interlochen Percussion Institute

CEO, Woodstock Percussion; Member, NEXUS Percussion; Member, Steve Reich and Musicians

High School Diploma, Interlochen Arts Academy; Bachelor of Arts, Oberlin Conservatory; Master of Music, Northern Illinois University

Garry Kvistad is the CEO of Woodstock Chimes®, a member of Steve Reich and Musicians since 1979, (won a group GRAMMY® Award for Reich’s Music for 18 Musicians) and a member of NEXUS since 2002. Garry attended the Interlochen Arts Academy, earned his BM from the Oberlin Conservatory and MM from Northern Illinois University where he was honored with its Distinguished Alumni Award. In the 1970s, Garry worked as a Creative Associate in Buffalo, New York, after which he joined the faculties of Northern Illinois University and the University Of Cincinnati College Conservatory Of Music with the Blackearth Percussion Group. He was formerly the timpanist with the Chicago Grant Park Symphony, a Tanglewood Fellow and percussionist with the Cabrillo Music Festival, California. Garry formed a Balinese Gamelan ensemble which is currently in residence at Bard College where Garry serves on the Faculty of the Conservatory of Music.