Boston based drummer/percussionist Robert Schulz enjoys a richly rewarding and musically satisfying freelance career. His flexible musical aesthetic, along with an impressive technical expertise, enables him to work with professional ensembles across a range of genre and style, from big band jazz to contemporary chamber music, the full modern orchestra to historically informed period ensembles.
He is principal percussionist for the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Boston Landmarks Orchestra, Boston Musica Viva and Dinosaur Annex New Music Ensemble. With BMOP, he has overseen the innumerable percussive details on over 80 commercial recordings. Also in demand as a timpanist, Robert performs with the Boston Baroque Orchestra, Back Bay Chorale, Cantata Singers, Emmanuel Music and Odyssey Opera. He has performed with the Boston Symphony, Pops and Ballet Orchestras, the Handel & Haydn Society, A Far Cry and IRIS, and has been a frequent soloist with the Boston Chamber Music Society, First Monday Series at NEC, and the Boston Celebrity Series.
Concerto performances include the Tan Dun Water Concerto, Lukas Foss Percussion Concerto, Eric Moe Drumset Concerto and Philip Glass Timpani Fantasy, with international appearances from Athens, Paris and London to Shanghai and Beijing adding to his multi-faceted career. Schulz is a graduate of New England Conservatory, where his principal teachers were Fred Buda (Jazz Studies, 1992) and Frank Epstein (Graduate Diploma in Solo Percussion, 1994).