Arnor Chu (b.2000) is a percussionist and composer currently based in Boston, MA. Arnor was the winner of the 2019 Percussive Arts Society (PAS) International Composition Contest, and his compositions have been performed at various music educators’ conferences in the country. Most recently, Arnor placed 3rd in the 2022 Great Plains International Marimba Competition as a soloist. With a background in piano, he began studying percussion in high school, and has been a participant of The Juilliard School’s Summer Percussion Seminar, as well as classical studies at the Eastman School of Music. As an educator, Arnor has taught private lessons and coached high school ensembles. During his time in Boston, he served as a percussion teaching assistant for The Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras: Boston Youth Symphony, Repertory Orchestra and Junior Repertory Orchestra.

Arnor received his bachelor’s degree Boston University on a full arts scholarship, graduating magna cum laude, where he studied percussion performance with Sam Solomon, Kyle Brightwell and Tim Genis, and composition with Martin Amlin. He will begin pursuing a master’s degree at The Juilliard School in New York City later this year.

In his free time, Arnor enjoys writing and arranging music on the side, and occasionally posts performances of his works on YouTube. His music can also be found on his website,

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