Places Lived: Born and raised in Victoria, TX. Lived in Rochester, NY and the NJ / NYC area. Currently back in Rochester teaching at Hochstein School of Music & Dance.
Favorite BoR Song: The Farewell
Why? It’s nice to have a song last longer than 3 minutes! But seriously, the piece goes through many emotions, which makes it the most challenging (and fun) piece for me to play.
Musical Influences: I like lots of music; Bjork, Liam Finn, Reich, Radiohead, Jerseyband, Coheed and Cambria, and many more.
Quirks: I can’t ride a bike or swim.
Favorite Cuisine: Mexican.
Best Part of Being in BoR: Playing LOUD!
Activities Outside BoR: Running, eating cereal at any time of the day, boxing aficionado, playing soft orchestral snare drum excerpts, hanging out with my wife, watching Curb Your Enthusiasm.
(b.1983) Ivan Trevino is a musician who wears many hats. He’s a rock drummer at heart, and brings that spirit into other avenues of his life, such as classical percussion, composing, and teaching.
Since 2003, Ivan has drummed, recorded, and composed extensively with Break of Reality. As a founding member of the band, Ivan has reached international acclaim, selling over 40,000 albums and touring extensively across the U.S. His Break of Reality compositions have been heard by millions of listeners via Pandora Internet Radio and also featured on television programs such as Dateline NBC and PBS.
As a composer of percussion music, Ivan has received multiple awards and commissions, including 1st Prize (2011) and 2nd Prize (2007) in the Percussive Arts Society’s International Composition Contest. His indie-rock influence is evident in his compositions, which are regularly performed by collegiate and professional musicians around the world.
Ivan is currently on faculty at the Hochstein School of Music & Dance in Rochester, NY, where he teaches percussion, composition, and chamber music. He is also on faculty at the Eastman School of Music, where he teaches a course in music business.
Ivan holds a Master’s Degree in percussion performance from the Eastman School of Music, where he studied with Michael Burritt and John Beck. He also holds a Professional Certificate in Music Business from Berklee College of Music’s Extension School.