Victor Caccese is a founding member of the Brooklyn-based percussion quartet, Sandbox Percussion and a GRAMMY® nominated percussionist. As a member of Sandbox, Victor has performed over 200 concerts worldwide and taught at institutions such as University of Missouri - Kansas City, The New School College of the Performing Arts, The Peabody Conservatory, The Curtis Institute, Yale School of Music, Michigan State University, Vanderbilt University, University of Kansas, and University of Massachusetts Amherst. Victor has collaborated with composers such as Amy Beth Kirsten, Andy Akiho, David Crowell, James Wood, John Luther Adams, and Thomas Kotcheff. This summer Victor will teach and perform at the eighth annual Sandbox Percussion Seminar, a chamber music festival accepting students from around the world to study and perform some of today’s leading contemporary percussion pieces.
Victor holds degrees from the Peabody Conservatory and the Yale School of Music. He is also a member of The Percussion Collective, a stunning ensemble founded by performer and pedagogue Robert van Sice. Victor serves on faculty at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory as a percussion instructor and ensemble-in-residence with Sandbox Percussion. He also is on faculty at The New School College of the Performing Arts, and was a visiting artist at the University of Massachusetts Amherst with Sandbox Percussion as the ensemble in residence in theFall of 2019. Victor endorses Pearl/Adams instruments, Vic Firth drumsticks, Remo drumheads, Zildjian Cymbals, and Black Swamp accessories.