Garrett Arney has a passion for developing the genre of percussion music which has inspired many composers and musicians. His recent projects include the commission and premiere of Book of Grooves by Alejandro Vinao and collaborations with composers Martin Bresnick and James Wood, among others. As a member of Ensemble ACJW, he performs regularly at Carnegie Hall and works as a teaching artist at schools in New York City and along the east coast. In 2012 he formed arx duo with fellow percussionist Mari Yoshinaga. A native of Michigan, Mr. Arney studied at Michigan State University, the Peabody Conservatory, and Yale University School of Music.