Gordon Nunn has spent his life learning, performing, and teaching percussion traditions from all over the world. Beginning with the drum set and later studying concert percussion in college, he earned a bachelor’s degree in music education from Western Carolina University as well as a master’s degree in percussion performance from East Carolina University. He was also doctoral candidate in percussion at West Virginia University. And he has traveled to West Africa and Cuba to study African and Afro-Cuban drumming.
Gordon is active in the Pittsburgh area, where he maintains a private teaching studio, performs in local and regional bands, and he serves as a dance accompanist at Point Park University.