Robert Schulz graduated from the New England Conservatory with a masters degree in jazz studies and a graduate diploma in percussion performance. As a member of the AUROS Group for new music, the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, the Metamorphosen Chamber Orchestra, and the Phantom Arts Ensemble, he regularly performs a large repertoire of contemporary chamber and orchestral music. He gave the premiere of John Harbisons 14 Fabled Folksongs for marimba and violin, and he has won critical acclaim for his performances of Xenakiss Rebonds for solo percussion and Steve Reichs Clapping Music. Schulz is professor of music at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. He is also active as a jazz drummer, and he is a student of North Indian tabla and Afro-Cuban hand drumming.