Craig Hetrick has been percussionist and assistant principal timpanist with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra since 1992. Prior to this appointment, he performed with the Baltimore, Delaware, and Evansville Symphony Orchestras.
Mr. Hetrick holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Delaware, and a master's degree from Indiana University where he studied with George Gaber and Gerald Carlyss. While at I.U., he was awarded a Performer's Certificate and was chosen to perform a solo work at Carnegie Hall. Mr. Hetrick has also studied with William Schinstine, Christopher Williams, and Alan Abel.
Mr. Hetrick has toured extensively in the United States and Europe. These performances included work with a number of personalities, including Bob Hope, Perry Como, Jimmy Dorsey, Les Elgart, and Al Cobine. He also performed with the University of Delaware Jazz Ensemble, and Dominic Spera's Jazz Ensemble at Indiana University. While performing with those groups he worked with many guest artists, including Bill Watrous, Dave Samuels, and David Baker.
Mr. Hetrick has done recordings with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and Randy Carmichael, Hoagie Carmichael's son. His composition for percussion ensemble, Tip of the Andes, is published by Southern Music.
Craig Hetrick currently serves on the percussion faculty at Butler University.