Lucas Bernier, D.M.A.

Current Position: Assistant Professor of Music, University of Mary, Bismarck, ND.

Dr. Lucas Bernier is currently an Assistant Professor of Music and the Director of Percussion Studies at the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND. He works throughout the Midwest as a performer, adjudicator, and clinician. Bernier embraces a diverse range of musical settings including contemporary, classical, jazz, and world music. He is the Principal Percussionist with the Bismarck-Mandan Symphony and leads various groups including a jazz combo and steel drum quintet. An active collaborator as well as soloist, he frequently performs in duo and chamber music settings. Bernier can also be heard on multiple recordings from the Innova record label. He holds degrees from The University of Iowa (DMA, MA) and Minnesota State University Moorhead (BM). Dr. Bernier is endorsed by Innovative Percussion and Sabian Cymbals and is proud to be a Yamaha Performing Artist.

Courses Taught by Dr. Bernier

  • Applied Percussion
  • Percussion Ensemble
  • Steel Band
  • Music Technology