Deane Prouty Resume

      New York City freelance Percussionist Deane Prouty holds a Bachelor's Degree in Music Performance from the University of Lowell, (University of Massachusetts), and Professional Studies program at The Juilliard School. He has been on the Faculty of the University of Lowell Pre-College Division, The Utah Music Festival, and the prestigious Hoff-Barthelson Music School in Scarsdale, NY. He has taught Master Classes Nationally and Internationally at the Eastman School of Music, the Festival Internacional de Music Cabrils, Spain, and the Utah Music Festival. He holds two Patents of invention from the US government and is listed in Who's Who of American Inventors.

He has performed with numerous orchestras including the American Symphony, the American Composers Orchestra, The American Ballet Theater, The Joffrey Ballet, The Orchestra of St. Lukes, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, The Royal Winnipeg Ballet, The Dance Theater of Harlem, The Mid-Atlantic Chamber Orchestra, The Brooklyn Philharmonic, The Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra, The United Nations Symphony Orchestra, The Symphony of Long Island, Galatea and The Radio City Music Hall Orchestra.

On Broadway, he has been a Percussionist for more then twenty shows including, Les Miserables, Light in the Piazza, GYPSY, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Spamalot, Annie, Follies, Hairspray, Annie Get Your Gun, Secret Garden, Man of La Mancha, Song and Dance, Into the Woods, Grind, and Singing in the Rain. He spent seven years touring with the National Productions of Fiddler on the Roof, Music of the Night, West Side Story, Annie, and Beauty and the Beast, and has played in over 120 Cities in the US, Canada, and Europe.

He is a specialist in Early Music performance on Baroque Timpani, and has performed at The Kennedy Center in Washington DC, Boston's Symphony Hall, New York's Lincoln Center, and other major concert halls with Grande Bande, The New York Early Music Foundation, The Handel & Haydn Society, New York Kammermusiker, The Clarion Ensemble, The Oslo Baroque Soloists, Concert Royale, Vox Ama Deus, Newport Baroque, The Connecticut Early Music Festival, Amor Artis, and The American Classical Orchestra.

He has been a Percussionist for Melissa Manchester, Nell Carter, Bernadette Peters, Joel Grey,
Vic Damone, Tony Bennett, Jane Olivor, Bobby Day, The Coasters, Theodore Bikel, Sally Struthers, and Robert Goulet, and has recorded for CBS Records, Sony Classical, Musical Heritage, Delos, Dorian, Angel, New World Records, and Premier, and can be heard as Percussionist on the Grammy Award winning recording of “GYPSY” with Bernadette Peters.

He is one of only a handful of musicians worldwide who perform on Deagan Novelty instruments, including the Organ Chimes (Shaker Chimes), Saucer Bells, Steel Marimbaphone, Marimbaphone, Aluminum Harp, Una-Fon, and Tuned Sleighbells.

Updated:  March 6, 2009

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