Grubbs, Jeffrey

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Country: Memphis, Tennessee, USA

Studies: Boston Conservatory of Music, B.M.; New England Conservatory M.M.

Teachers: Arthur Press, Fred D. Hinger, Frank Epstein, and Alan Abel

Timpanist and percussionist Jeffrey D.Grubbs is an active professional orchestral/freelance musician in the greater Central New York and Capital District areas. Mr. Grubbs is a native of Memphis, Tennessee and has resided in the Syracuse, New York area since 1980. He is a regular member of the Glimmerglass Opera Theatre Orchestra (Cooperstown, New York) and the Utica Symphony Orchestra and is the Principal Percussionist and Associate Timpanist of the Catskill Symphony Orchestra (Oneonta, New York). Additionally, Mr. Grubbs has been a frequent substitute/extra percussionist with the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra. He has served on the faculties of the music departments of Hartwick College (Oneonta, New York) and Schenectady County Community College (Schenectady, New York).

Mr. Grubbs has composed and published several original compositions for percussion ensemble (Lullaby Rhapsody, Two Musical Pictures) and has also published transcriptions for keyboard percussion ensemble of several significant orchestral works (selections from Ravel’s Mother Goose Ballet, the “Adagietto” from Mahler’s Symphony No. 5, “Habanera”from Ravel’s Rapsodie Espagnole, Chabrier’s Joyeuse Marche, “Castillane”and “Aragonaise” from Massenet’s Le Cid Opera Ballet Suite).

Grubbs holds a B.M. in Percussion Performance from Boston Conservatory of Music and an M.M. in Percussion Performance from New England Conservatory. His studio teachers include Arthur Press, Fred D. Hinger, Frank Epstein, and Alan Abel.[1]

Works for Percussion

Fanfare for Percussion Quartet - Percussion Quartet
Lullaby Rhapsody - Percussion Duo


  1. Jeffrey Grubbs Bio Retrieved 06/08/2012