July 2017 events


Summer Percussion Academy and Workshop – Grand Finale Concert - Summer Music 2017 – Academy/Workshop Percussion Ensembles; featuring performances by Kevin Bobo, Joshua Bowman, Mark Latimer, and John Tafoya - - Summer Music 2017

Summer Percussion Academy & Workshop

Grand Finale Concert

Academy/Workshop Percussion Ensembles

Featuring performances by Kevin Bobo,Joshua Bowman, Mark Latimer, and John Tafoya

Repertoire to be announced

About the Featured Performers

Kevin Bobo

Kevin Bobo is professor of percussion at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, a position he has held since 2007. Prior to his appointment at IU, he served as assistant professor of percussion at the University of Kansas (2003-07).

He studied percussion with J. C. Combs and Gordon Stout, and composition with Greg Woodward and Dana Wilson. 

Internationally respected as a solo marimba artist, Bobo has performed on five continents. His travels have taken him to Taiwan, Singapore, Argentina, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Australia, Spain, Latvia, Lithuania, France, Italy, the Czech Republic, and nearly 40 states in the U.S. 

As a composer, Bobo’s compositions are performed all over the world, with his solo works frequently appearing on international competition repertoire lists. He has authored two method books and composed numerous pieces for a variety of instruments and ensembles.

Bobo currently lives in Bloomington, Ind., with his wife, Emily, and their children, Penelope and Eli.

Joshua Bowman

A native of Southern California, percussionist Joshua Bowman currently calls the Hampton Roads region of Virginia home where he serves as the Director of percussion and Assistant director of Athletics Bands at Christopher Newport University.  An active performer and teacher, Joshua has given recitals and clinics throughout the United States during his professional career. He has presented clinics for High School and college music programs, All-State and regional honor bands, Music Educator conferences, Percussive Arts Society\, and PAS Days of Percussion. Joshua’s primary performance area is in contemporary solo and chamber music, orchestral music, and electro-acoustic music that explore the use of live and fixed media elements. In the area of research Joshua has a vested interest in percussion pedagogy and education. 

As a performer, he served as principal percussionist and timpanist for the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra of Columbus Ohio from 2007-2014. During his tenure with ProMusica Joshua was fortunate to collaborate with soloist, conductors, and composers on new and groundbreaking repertoire in the 20th and 21st century. Additionally Joshua has had the honor to perform with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, Indianapolis Symphony, and currently is regularly engaged as an extra percussionist and timpanist with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra. 

Joshua’s education credentials include a Bachelor in Music from California State University, Fullerton and graduate degrees in percussion from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. His primary teachers have been John Tafoya, Kevin Bobo, Steve Houghton,  Todd Miller, Anthony Cirone, and Gerry Carlyss.  Joshua is a proud endorser of Innovative Percussion sticks and mallets, SABIAN cymbals, and Black Swamp Percussion.

Mark Latimer

Percussionist Master Gunnery Sergeant Mark Latimer joined The President’s Own United States Marine Band in January 1997. He was appointed principal percussion and section commander in 1999. Master Gunnery Sgt. Latimer began his musical training at age 8 when he started instruction with John Kasica of the St. Louis Symphony. Upon graduating in 1986 from Vianney High School in Kirkwood, Mo., he earned a bachelor’s degree in music performancefrom Indiana University in Bloomington in 1993. His instructors included George Gaber and Gerald Carylss of Indiana University.

Prior to joining The President’s Own, he was principal timpanist of the American Soviet Youth Orchestra under the direction of Leonard Slatkin. Healso was a member of the National Repertory Orchestra in Breckenridge, Colo., and the Summit Brass Ensemble in Denver. Master Gunnery Sgt. Latimer performs with the Marine Band and Marine Chamber Orchestra at the White House, in the Washington, D.C., area, and across the country during the band’s annual concert tour.

John Tafoya John Tafoya is a professor ofpercussion and chair of the Department of Percussion at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. He served as principal timpanist of the National Symphony Orchestra from 1999 to 2007. He has held previous principal timpani positions with the American Wind Symphony, National Repertory Orchestra, Owensboro Symphony (Ky.), Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra (Ind.), and Florida Philharmonic Orchestra. He has also performed with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and Detroit Symphony Orchestra.

Tafoya has presented numerous master classes and clinics at universities across the United States and Canada. He was a featured clinician at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) in 2002, 2007, and 2011. His website, johntafoya.com, is accessed by thousands of percussion students and professional players each month. He has served on the music department faculties at the University of Evansville, Kentucky Wesleyan College, Florida International University, and the University of Maryland. He is the author of two orchestral timpani repertoire books: The Working Timpanist’s Survival Guide (2004), published by Carl Fischer, and Beyond the Audition Screen (2011), distributed by Hal Leonard.

Tafoya performed on the award-winning recording of Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 by the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of James Judd and on orchestral recordings by the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra and the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Leonard Slatkin. He can also be heard on the American Wind Symphony Orchestra’s CD Concertos All and Sundry performing Kaoru Wada’s Concertante for Timpani, Percussion, and Winds under the direction of Robert Austin Boudreau. Tafoya also participated on the 1987 Summit Brass CD, All American Brass, on the Pro Arte label and on the 1992 Arkay CD of William Albright’s Music for Organ and Harpsichord, featuring organist Douglas Reed. Tafoya has worked under many prestigious conductors, including Marin Alsop, Vladimir Ashkenazy, James Conlon, Jiri Belohlavek, Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos, Christoph von Dohnanyi, Valery Gergiev, Christopher Hogwood, Lorin Maazel, Mstislav Rostropovich, Leonard Slatkin, Osmo Vanska, John Williams, Hugh Wolff, and David Zinman.

He proudly endorses American Drum Manufacturing Co., Avedis Zildjian Company,Grover Pro Percussion, Remo Inc., and Yamaha Corporation.

School of Music venue: Auer Hall

TIME: 7:00 p.m.

WHERE: IU Jacobs School of Music (MAC; Auer, Ford recital halls), Third Street and Jordan Avenue, Bloomington. 855-7433    www.music.indiana.edu

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