2021 LONE STAR JUDGES
Jeff Ausdemore is the Director of Music at Grapevine-Colleyville’s iUniversity Prep. In this role, Mr. Ausdemore oversees all music curricula, including music theory music history, music composition/arranging, as well as applied music for all primary and secondary level students. In addition, Mr. Ausdemore has created the iMusic Club, a club dedicated to enriching the lives of all students enrolled at iUniversity Prep.
Prior to this post, Mr. Ausdemore served eleven years as the Director of Percussion Studies at Colleyville Heritage High School. In this expanded role, Mr. Ausdemore served as the percussion coordinator, head of jazz studies, and co-director/composer/arranger of the Colleyville Heritage marching band. Under Ausdemore’s direction, the Colleyville Heritage High School percussion program flourished, gaining national notoriety through chamber music, guest artist concerts of all genres, recitals, and ensemble competitions.
In Mr. Ausdemore’s first year at CHHS, he launched the GCISD Percussion Club, expanding the students’ musical education and enriching the lives of GCISD middle and high school percussion students throughout the district. The GCISD Percussion Club presented master classes, clinics, solo and ensemble performances by local and regional professionals throughout the north Texas area. The GCISD Percussion Club has produced a record amount of students selected for the GCISD “Select Band”, the Region 24 “All-region Band”, the Region 24 “All Region Jazz Band”, and the Texas “All-State Band”. CHHS is proud to have produced several percussion students who have earned the national title for the Percussive Arts Society’s solo champion on several different percussion instruments as well.
In addition to his teaching duties at Colleyville Heritage High School, Mr. Ausdemore served as the percussion arranger and caption head for the Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps from 2006 through 2010. During Ausdemore’s tenure at the Blue Knights, the percussion program produced several individual solo championships, ensemble championships, and a strong reputation for excellence, placing in the elite “top 12” in the Drum Corps International Championships consistently.
Clif Walker is the director of the University of Missouri “Marching Mizzou” Drumline and a percussion staff and design team member with The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps. He is an active arranger, clinician, adjudicator, and composer with original works performed at PASIC, The Midwest Band Orchestra Clinic, DCI, BOA and WGI.
Clif holds a BSE from Missouri Western State University and an MME from the University of Central Florida and is a former member and instructor with the Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps.
Clif was the director of percussion, design team member and arranger for BOA Grand National Finalist Blue Springs High School (2011-2015), former design team member and front ensemble arranger for 11-time WGI PIW Championship Finalist Gateway Indoor. He is the former caption head/arranger for Southwind Drum and Bugle Corps (1999-2003) and former director of percussion at Timber Creek High School in Orlando, Florida (2001-2008), who performed at the 2005 Percussive Arts Society International as the high school IPEC winners. Clif was the founding director and arranger for WGI PIW Finalist Timber Creek Independent (2008-2010).
Clif adjudicates regularly and is a member of the WGI percussion adjudication roster and the judging coordinator for both the Indiana Percussion Association (IPA) and the Central States Percussion Association (CSPA). As a clinician, Clif has worked recently with Tarpon Springs (FL), Vandegrift (TX), Ronald Reagan (TX), and Marcus (TX) and was a percussion faculty member for the 2019 Music For All Summer Symposium.
Brian A. West
Brian A. West is Professor of Music and the Division Chair and Coordinator of Percussion at TCU. Under his direction, the TCU Percussion Studio has received international recognition. The TCU Percussion Orchestra and Ensembles were named a winner in the 2019, 2015, 2011, 2008, and 2005 Percussive Arts Society International Percussion Ensemble Competitions, and the TCU Drumline won the 2012 and 2006 PAS Marching Percussion Festivals. Prior to coming to TCU, Dr. West served as the Director of Percussion Studies at Texas A&M University-Commerce, a winner in the 2000 PAS International Percussion Ensemble Competition.
He has conducted and/or performed in Hawaii, Italy, Spain, England, France, Australia, Taiwan, and across the United States. Dr. West’s passion for the percussion ensemble medium has led to commissioning and premiering over thirty-five new works for this medium. Additionally, he is the Executive Producer of four percussion ensemble CDs.
Within the Percussive Arts Society, Dr. West currently serves on the Board of Advisors and is the Chair of the Percussion Ensemble Committee. He is an active performer, clinician, composer/arranger, and adjudicator for a variety of percussive events. Dr. West holds a doctorate from the University of Oklahoma, master’s from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Texas. He works as an artist clinician for Innovative Percussion, Yamaha, Remo, Marimba One, and Sabian.
Brice Freeman has been pursuing a passion for percussion for over a decade. Mr. Freeman’s performance experience includes four summers marching in various drum corps in Drum Corps International. This includes Forte Drum and Bugle Corp, the Troopers Drum and Bugle Corp, and the Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps, winning the Fred Sanford Award for High Percussion in 2014. In addition, Mr. Freeman was a member of the University of North Texas’ Green Brigade Marching Band, as well as the UNT Drumline A-Line and percussion ensemble, traveling to Poland in 2014 for the International Drum Festival held in Opole.
Whilst at North Texas Brice participated in multiple snare ensembles, winning first place in the Percussive Arts Society’s college small ensemble competition in 2015. While at UNT Brice had the privilege of working with some of the world’s finest percussion educators, including Paul Rennick, Mark Ford, and Christopher Deane.
Mr. Freeman graduated from UNT in the spring of 2017 with a degree in music education. Currently, Mr. Freeman works as a percussion educator for the Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps, and is currently working with the Berkner High School cluster as Percussion Director.
Tyler Primeaux has enjoyed four seasons with the Santa Clara Vanguard being the Front Ensemble Section leader in 2019. Before joining the Vanguard, he performed with The Crossmen in 2014 and 2015. Tyler was born and raised in The Colony, TX and is currently attending the University of North Texas as a percussionist studying Music Education.