Terry Sweeney is a member of Sandbox Percussion, Le Train Bleu, Novus NY, the Lunar Ensemble, and HOWL - a new interdisciplinary performance ensemble.
As a member of Sandbox Percussion, Terry has performed over fifty concerts across the United States. With Sandbox, Terry has presented masterclasses at the Curtis Institute of Music, Peabody Conservatory, Cornell University, and Furman University. 2016 marked the inaugural year of the NYU-Sandbox Percussion seminar. The weeklong summer program hosted college-aged percussionists from around the world to rehearse and perform side by side with Sandbox. This past season, Sandbox conceived “Supperclub”, an innovative concert series that combines dining, contemporary music, and dancing at nightclubs in New York City that will expand to Miami and Los Angeles next year. The 2014/15 season also saw Sandbox perform at the Phillips Collection in Washington DC, the first percussion group ever to be invited to do so. The 2016/17 season will include performances on both coasts of the US, masterclasses in Kansas, Washington DC, South Carolina, and California and the premiere of Quixote, an evening length theatrical work composed by Amy Beth Kirsten and directed by Mark DeChiazza to be premiered at Montclair State University’s Peak Performances series.
A passionate advocate for contemporary music, Terry has collaborated with composers such as Amy Beth Kirsten, Andy Akiho, John Luther Adams, Thomas Kotcheff, Jorg Widmann, Jason Eckardt, Francois Sarhan, and David Crowell. His past season included over twenty world premieres. Terry holds degrees from the Peabody Conservatory and the Yale School of Music, where he studied with Robert van Sice. Mr. Sweeney endorses Vic Firth sticks and mallets and Remo drumheads.