Percussion Events

NM-PAS Day of Percussion
Saturday, April 14, 2012
UNM Keller Hall

The University of New Mexico is proud to be the host of this year's NM-PAS Day of Percussion.  We have several fantastic events set up this year, including clinics by Kevin Bobo, Jonathan Latta, and
Abdulrahman Laryea Addy.  Below you can find this year's schedule along with information on our clinicians.  We hope to see you on April 14th for a fantastic day of percussion!

Scott Ney
Associate Professor of Music
Director of Percussion
University of New Mexico

Registration Opens
9:00 Onate High School Percussion Ensemble Performance
10:00 Abdulrahman Laryea Addy Clinic
Dr. Jonathan Latta Presentation
Kevin Bobo Clinic
2:00 Doorprizes and Raffle
2:30 Visit Exhibits and product information tables
Concert featuring Kevin Bobo, Dr. Jonathan Latta, Abdulrahman Laryea Addy, UNM Percussion Ensembles and the UNM African Drum and Dance Ensemble

*All events will be held in Keller Hall in the UNM Center for Fine Arts.

Current PAS Members - Free
Non PAS Members - $5.00, However if you sign up to become a member that day the event is free.

Kevin Bobo

Internationally acclaimed marimbist and percussionist, Kevin Bobo is currently serving as Associate Professor of Music (Percussion) at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. He holds a bachelor's degree from Wichita State University where he studied with J.C. Combs and a master's degree from Ithaca College where he studied with Gordon Stout.

In addition to performing solo recitals, concertos and clinics at major universities and percussion festivals nation wide, Kevin has performed at several Percussive Arts Society International Conventions. He has also performed at the 19th, 26th & 29th Leigh Howard Stevens Summer Marimba Seminars in Asbury Park, New Jersey, the Bellingham Festival of Music in Bellingham, Washington, the Pzsaislis Music Festival in Kaunas, Lithuania, the PerKumania Festival in Paris, France, The Australian International Marimba Festival in Canberra, Australia, the 12th and 13th International Festivals of Percussion in San Juan, Puerto Rico, the 11th International Days of Percussion in Valencia, Spain, and the 8th Days of Percussion in Fermo, Italy. He has also performed as a soloist in the Czech Republic, Latvia, Singapore, and at the 3rd International Seminar of Percussion in Mexico City, Mexico.

Bobo is also a widely played composer with numerous compositions published through Studio 4 Music, PercMaster Publications and Keyboard Percussion Publications. He has been recorded on several albums and has also released three solo recordings Marimba Jambalaya, Chronicles, and Boboland. In 2007, Malletech released the Kevin Bobo signature line of marimba mallets and his book Permutations for the Advanced Marimbist followed by his snare drum book Odd Meter Studies in 2010. Kevin has been performing on Malletech marimbas since 1997, Zildjian Cymbals since 2001, and Evans Drumheads since 2009.

Abdulrahman Laryea Addy