Arnor Chu, 2019
Arnor Chu, 2019

Arnor Chu (b.2000) is a percussionist and composer currently based in Boston, MA. Most recently, 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. 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. He performed at Carnegie Hall in wind ensemble for Distinguished Concerts International NY’s Wind Songs in 2018.

As a native of California, Arnor studied under the tutelage of San Francisco Symphony principal percussionist Jake Nissly and Silk Road Ensemble artist Haruka Fujii in the San Francisco Bay Area, and is now pursuing a degree in percussion performance in his first year at Boston University on a full Fine Arts Performance Award scholarship.

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,

2019 Arnor Chu Music, ASCAP