lives in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and performs
regularly as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral
percussionist. As a soloist and chamber musician, he has worked with
many ensembles, including Theater Chamber Players, Eclipse Chamber
Orchestra, and the Battery Four Percussion Group. With these groups
and others, he has performed as a guest artist and clinician at the
Kennedy Center, the Cosmos Club, and The Phillips Collection.
orchestral background includes performances with the National
Symphony Orchestra, the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, and the
Washington National Opera. With these orchestras and others, he has
worked with world-renowned conductors Lorin Maazel, Seiji Ozawa,
James Levine, Leonard Slatkin, Kurt Mazur, Pierre Boulez, Placido
Domingo, Jeffrey Tate, and Valery Gergiev.
In addition to his
performing career, Mr. Wallace has an extensive teaching background.
He currently runs percussion programs for several high schools
throughout Virginia and for the American Youth Philharmonic Orchestra
in Fairfax County, Virginia. His work with these organizations
includes teaching methods classes, writing and arranging marching
band and percussion ensemble music, coaching orchestral and band
literature, and conducting percussion ensembles.
Mr. Wallace has a
bachelor's degree and performer's certificate from the Eastman School
of Music where he studied with John Beck, and a master's degree from
The Juilliard School where he studied with Greg Zuber.