Dr. McCord has a Ph.D. from the University of Central Florida, M.M.E. from Indiana University, former Principal Timpanist for the I.U. Chamber Orchestra and Symphonic Band, and former Principal Percussionist for the Brevard Symphony Orchestra. His percussion teaching experience includes Jazz/Rock/Marching/Orchestral Styles in timpani, snare, mallets, keyboard percussion, and drum set. Composer/Conductor Florida Percussion Ensemble, Clinician, and Adjudicator with over 30 years teaching experience.