Stan Muncy is a percussionist and jazz vibe player who freelances in the San Francisco bay area. He is a regular extra with the San Francisco Symphony, a member of the Santa Rosa Symphony, performs with many of the other regional orchestras, and was percussionist/assistant timpanist with the Honolulu Symphony. He plays vibes with the Park St. Trio who you can hear on their albums 'Goodnight Daylight' and '3 Plus 5'. His recording credits extend to the NAXOS classical label and many film/video game scores recorded at Warner Brothers Studios, Capitol Records, and Skywalker Ranch. He also enjoys a prolific new music career regularly playing with the new music ensemble-in-residence at UC Berkeley the Eco Ensemble, and has toured with three-time Grammy-winning new music sextet eighth blackbird.
As an educator, Stan is currently on faculty at CSU, Stanislaus and teaches at Mission San Jose High School. He's given masterclasses at high schools and colleges such as California State University East Bay in Hayward and San Jose State University. He's coached youth orchestra percussion sections such as the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra and California Youth Symphony. He's also played many percussion ensemble outreach concerts to elementary and middle schools around the bay.
Stan attended the prestigious Colburn School and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music studying with Jack Van Geem and David Herbert of the San Francisco Symphony and at CSU, Hayward with freelancer Artie Storch. Other teachers he's studied with include Trey Wyatt of the San Francisco Symphony, Jim Babor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Ted Atkatz former principal percussionist of the Chicago Symphony.