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D.M., Indiana University; M.M., University of Nevada-Reno; B.M., University of North Texas.
Dr. Wacker has extensive experience and is equally versatile in both the jazz and the classical areas of percussion. As a jazz artist, he has shared the stage and recorded with artists such as Milt Hinton, Clark Terry, Arturo Sandoval, Plas Johnson, Harry Allen, Dick Hyman and many others.
In the classical realm, Wacker has performed with the North Carolina Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Reno Philharmonic and various chamber orchestra around the nation. His articles on jazz drumming and orchestral percussion have been published in Modern Drummer and Percussive Notes. Dr. Wacker is an artist representative for Vic Firth Inc and for Zildjian Inc.