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. He performed at Carnegie Hall in wind ensemble for Distinguished Concerts International NY’s Wind Songs in 2018. As an educator, Arnor has taught private lessons and coached high school ensembles. In 2022, he served as a percussion teaching assistant for The Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras: Boston Youth Symphony, Repertory Orchestra and Junior Repertory Orchestra.
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 at Boston University with Sam Solomon, Kyle Brightwell and Tim Genis on a full Fine Arts 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, arnormusic.com.
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