Braham Dembar was born in New York City and grew up in Croton-on-Hudson, New York. He began studying percussion in middle school, after having played piano and clarinet. He attended Juilliard Pre-College, where he concentrated his efforts on orchestral percussion and went on to receive a B.M. degree in performance from Boston University and a M.M. in performance from the New England Conservatory. His major teachers have included Charles Smith, Thomas Gauger, and Vic Firth, all of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and Alan Abel of the Philadelphia Orchestra.

Before joining the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Braham was Principal Percussionist of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic. While in Fort Wayne, Braham performed regularly as a soloist with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic and as an extra with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, the Blossom Band and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. He was also on the faculty of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne where he maintained an active teaching studio and percussion ensemble program. While there, Braham also gave master classes, performed concertos, led a summer percussion camp, and was the drummer for the faculty jazz ensemble.

Before coming to Indiana, Braham performed regularly as an extra with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Boston Pops Orchestra, was timpanist of the Handel and Haydn Society, and performed with many other orchestras in the Boston area. He attended the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria, spent two summers as a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center, and participated in the Spoleto Festival in Spoleto, Italy.

Braham has recorded with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Burning River Brass, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, and Hal Leonard Publishing. Braham is married and has two children.

Braham's choices for the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra

Orchestral Series Mallets
For the discriminating orchestral and symphonic band performer, the Orchestral Series offers an extraordinary range of sound color possibilities for xylophone and bells. These mallets are also an outstanding choice for percussion ensemble and solo playing.
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Orchestral Series Keyboard
Medium soft rubber. Full sound.
Head = 1 1/4" | L = 14 3/8"
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Orchestral Series Keyboard
Medium rubber. Dark sound with clarity.
Head = 1 1/8" | L = 14 1/4"
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Symphonic Signature Series Drumsticks
The Vic Firth Symphonic Signature series feature new designs tailored expressly for the symphonic snare drummer.
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Tim Genis Signature - General (STG)
Designed to produce a dark‚ full-bodied sound. Great balance.
L = 16.81" | Dia. = .650"
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Tim Genis Signature - Leggiero (STG2)
For playing fast musical passages softly. Produces clean double strokes and clear articulation.
L = 16.81" | Dia. = .650
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