Dr. Tim Peterman has performed on steel drums throughout the U.S. and in England, Germany, Luxembourg, Mexico, Japan and in the birthplace of the steel drum – Trinidad. He has performed with the World Champion Steel Orchestra, the Amoco Renegades, and has studied steel drum building and tuning with Ellie Mannette, the “Father of the Modern Steel Drum.”

He received his Doctorate in Percussion Performance from the University of North Texas, Masters Degree from Arizona State University, and Bachelors Degree from California State University, Sacramento. He has taught percussion at the university level for over 20 years at West Virginia University, Villanova University, Indiana State University, Southwest Texas State University and Northern Arizona University.

Dr. Peterman has studied steel drums in the United States and Trinidad, African drumming in Ghana, West Africa, and Taiko drumming in California and Japan. He has also participated in the Fulbright Teachers Program to Japan.

Pan Fusion Steel DrumsHis ensembles have performed for the Percussive Arts Society International Conventions, American Orff-Schulwerk Association, Music Educators National Conference, NASA, with the Pittsburgh Symphony, and for many regional and state conferences. He is published by Panyard, and Drop 6 Media and is a clinician for Innovative Percussion.

He is a member of Coastal Wedding Professionals and the Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce.