Consultant and Clincian
Niko Jasniewicz is an active percussion educator, designer, composer, and performer. He
graduated from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Arts degree in
Humanities/Music. He studied music performance, music education, and recording arts.
Niko began his performing career in high school and continued on with the USC marching band
and USC concert orchestra. He was also heavily involved with DCI and WGI as a snare drum
performer. Niko is an alumnus of Impulse Drum and Bugle Corps, RCC Indoor Percussion, and
the Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps. He was the 2002 WGI Percussion World Champion with
RCC, and the 2003 DCI World Champion with the Blue Devils.
Niko is currently the music director for Aerial Experience Productions. He composes, arranges,
and performs across the country putting on live cinematic shows. He has also recorded at the
legendary Sony Scoring Stage for League of Legends as a snare drummer.
Niko has had the privilege of studying with some of the best performers, educators, and
composers in both the academic and marching arts settings including: Tom Float, Scott
Johnson, Sean Vega, Morten Lauridsen, Neal Desby, Roy McCurdy, and Sinclair Lott. As an educator for the past 16 years and counting, Niko has worked with both scholastic and independent ensembles of all levels and skill sets. These include drum corps, marching bands, drumlines, and percussion ensembles. The knowledge he has acquired as a performer, educator, and composer/arranger continues to serve the programs, and students he works with on a daily basis.
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