Samuel Z. Solomon joined the Conservatory's percussion faculty in 2005.
He also teaches at Boston University and its Tanglewood Institute. From 2007 to 2011, he was president of the Massachusetts Chapter of the Percussive Arts Society. His book How to Write for Percussion has received critical acclaim from composers, performers, and conductors worldwide and is available in three languages. He has also authored three books on percussion playing and curated two collections of percussion etudes and solos.
Solomon is a founding member of the Yesaroun’ Duo and the Line C3 percussion group. From 2005 to 2010, he was the percussionist-in-residence at Harvard University, and from 2003 to 2015, he was the principal timpanist of the Amici New York chamber orchestra. He can be heard as a soloist and chamber musician on the GM, Albany, Bedroom Community, New Focus, and Tzadik labels, as well as performing the music of Björk on her soundtrack to Matthew Barney’s film Drawing Restraint 9. He lives in Hull, Massachusetts, with his wife and sons.