B i o g r a p h y
Austin Birdy grew up in San Antonio, Texas and began studying music at the age of 6. His musical upbringing came primarily through the marching arts, eventually touring nationally with The Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps in their 2011 and 2012 seasons before moving to Boston, MA to further his studies. Austin was awarded a Bachelor's Degree in Percussion Performance from The Boston Conservatory in 2017.
Austin has studied extensively with internationally recognized musicians like Nancy Zeltsman, Doug Perkins, Keith Aleo, Samuel Solomon, Kyle Brightwell, Henrique de Almeida, and has been coached by Grammy winning artists like composer John Luther Adams, and percussionist Matt Duvall of Eighth Blackbird. Additionally, he has also attended various percussion festivals and masterclasses on the east coast - Chosen Vale Sercussion Seminar, as well as the Cloyd Duff Timpani Masterclass
Austin has performed hundreds of shows in the Northeast with various bands and ensembles, from bar gigs and corporate events to major productions at the Tony award winning Huntington Theatre Company. He has additionally performed at festivals like South by Southwest, and around the US on multiple tours. Performing with artists like Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys, Dawn Cantwell from Wicked on Broadway and Sting's The Last Ship, jazz-trombonist Bob McChesney (Ray Charles. Michael Jackson, Arturo Sandoval), Jason Treuting of Sō Percussion -- Austin has been fortunate to work with world renowned directors and production designers like Michael Greif (Rent, Dear Evan Hansen, Next to Normal), Michael McElroy (Rent, Big River, Next to Normal, The