Bobo, Kevin

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Kevin Bobo



Country: USA

Studies: Wichita State University, Ithaca College

Teachers: J.C. Combs, Gordon Stout


Nationally and internationally acclaimed soloist, recitalist, clinician, and orchestral percussionist, Kevin Bobo served as Assistant Professor of Percussion at The University of Kansas at Lawrence from 2003-2007. He earned a Bachelors Degree from Wichita State University and a Masters Degree from Ithaca College.

In addition to performing solo recitals, concertos and clinics at major universities and percussion festivals nationwide, Kevin has performed at the 1997 Percussive Arts Society International Convention in Anaheim, California; the 3rd International Seminar of Percussion in Mexico City, Mexico; the 1998 and 2005 Leigh Howard Stevens Summer Marimba Seminars in Asbury Park, New Jersey; the 2001 Bellingham Festival of Music in Bellingham, Washington; the 2005 Pzsaislis Music Festival in Kaunas, Lithuania; the 12th and 13th International Festivals of Percussion in San Juan, Puerto Rico; and the 2006 PerKumania Festival in Paris, France.

Kevin is also an active composer having had numerous compositions published through Studio 4 Music, PercMaster Publications and Keyboard Percussion Publications. He has also been recorded on several albums including two solo marimba recordings "Marimba Jambalaya" (1998) and "Chronicles" (2006). Kevin is a Malletech clinician/recitalist and a Zildjian Educational Endorser; performing exclusively on Malletech Marimbas, Malletech Mallets, and Zildjian Cymbals. [1]

Books for Percussion

Permutations for the Advanced Marimbist
Odd Meter Studies for Snare Drum

Works for Percussion

Boboland - Marimba, Percussion Quartet
Echoes - Marimba
French Flies - Marimba
Gordon's Bicycle - Marimba
Insomnia - Percussion Quartet
Night Sketches - Marimba
Quartet for Snare Drums - Percussion Quartet
Rhythmic Jambalaya - Marimba
Snare Drum Duet (Bobo) - Percussion Duo
Two Dances for Snare Drum - Snare Drum
Two Fountains - Marimba