Neil Grover performs with the Boston Symphony, the Boston Pops and is Percussionist/Assistant Timpanist with the Boston Ballet. He has recorded with the Boston Symphony, Boston Pops, Philip Glass Ensemble, Empire Brass, Music from Marlboro on the Sony, RCA, Telarc, Nonesuch, Phillips and DGG labels. He has also recorded a music video with the legendary rock group “Aerosmith” for MTV and recorded a special segment of percussion for the hit movie Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. Additional credentials include performances with the Royal Ballet of England, Bolshoi Ballet, Boston Musica Viva, American Ballet Theater, and the Boston Symphony Chamber Players.
An active percussion soloist, he has been heard at many music festivals including the Fromm Festivals at Tanglewood and Harvard, the Berkshire Music Center and for six consecutive summers the prestigious Marlboro Festival. Neil has toured the United States with the Boston Symphony Chamber Players, Music from Marlboro chamber series, and as mallet soloist with the Broadway production of Pirates of Penzance.
Neil has been featured as a clinician at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention, Texas Music Educators Convention, New Jersey Percussion Ensemble Festival, University of Miami, North Texas State University, Berklee College, University of Massachusetts, University of Texas and University of South Florida. In addition, he has been the subject of feature articles appearing in Modern Drummer, Percussive Notes, Drum Tracks and Musical Merchandise Review.
As founder and president of Grover Pro Percussion, Neil Grover’s innovations in the design and manufacture of percussion instruments has contributed immensely towards raising the standards of excellence in the percussion industry. He was formerly professor of percussion at the Boston Conservatory and the University of Massachusetts and holds the distinction of serving on both the Board of Directors and the Sustaining Members Advisory Council of the Percussive Arts Society.
Books for Percussion
Grover, Neil; Garwood Whaley. 4 Mallet Fundamentals. Meredith Music Publication
Cirone, Anthony; Neil Grover; Garwood Whaley. The Art of Percussion Playing. Meredith Music Publication
Grover, Neil; Garwood Whaley. The Art of Tambourine and Triangle Playing. Meredith Music Publication
Works for Percussion