All graduates of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music are eligible for membership in the Jacobs School of Music Alumni Association, which is dedicated to assisting the school in achieving and maintaining excellence, fostering ongoing alumni dedication to the school and its activities, and enhancing fellowship, opportunity, and networking among the school's graduates throughout the world.
Many of our percussion department alumni enjoy rewarding and prestigious careers in a variety of areas in percussion performance, education, and in music-related businesses.
Internationally acclaimed drummer who performs with John Mellencamp, The Smashing Pumpkins, Bob Seger, John Fogerty, Melissa Etheridge, Jon Bon Jovi, Elton John, Bob Dylan, Rod Stewart, Alanis Morissette, The Rolling Stones, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Puddle of Mudd, Avril Lavigne, Joe Cocker, B. B. King, Mick Jagger, Ray Charles, Alice Cooper, Meat Loaf, Bonnie Raitt, Ricky Martin, Santana, Trey Anastasio, Michelle Branch, Vince Gill, Gladys Knight, Aaron Neville, Trisha Yearwood, Patti LaBelle, George Jones, Conway Tritty, The Buddy Rich Big Band and many others.
Assistant Timpani and Percussion, Syracuse Symphony Orchestra
Internationally acclaimed drummer, has performed with Stan Kenton, Maynard Ferguson, Weather Report, Steps Ahead, Jaco Pastorius, Joni Mitchel, Steely Dan, Diana Krall, Michael Brecker, The Yellowjackets, Pat Metheny & Gary Burton, et al, and has appeared as a soloist with the London Symphony, Los Angeles, BBC and Berlin Philharmonic orchestras. He also serves on the music department faculty at the University of Souther California's Thornton School of Music.
Principal Timpanist, North Carolina Symphony Orchestra
Faculty of Metropolitan State College of Denver, Colorado Symphony, Colorado Ballet and the Colorado Springs Philharmonic among others.
Associate Professor of Music, Western Washington University
Internationally acclaimed drummer, has performed with Ella Fitzgerald, Rosemary Clooney, the Count Basie Orchestra, and Monty Alexander. He has also performed with The Clayton Brothers, toured the world with Oscar Peterson and the Ray Brown trio, and currently co-leads the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra with John and Jeff Clayton. Hamilton has also toured and recorded with Diana Krall.
Assistant Principal Timpani/Percussion, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and Adjunct Professor of Percussion, Butler University Jordan College of Fine Arts School of Music
Principal Timpanist, Colorado Symphony and serves on the music department faculty at the University of Denver's Lamont School of Music.
Principal Percussion, Lafayette Symphony Orchestra and Section Percussion, Owensboro Symphony Orchestra
Principal Timpanist, Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra
Vice President of Financial Services, North America, Universal Music Group
Internationally recognized marimba artist and teacher.
Dr. Reginald Klopfenstein
Professor of Music, Bethel College
Timpanist and Section Commander, The U.S. "President's Own" Marine Band, Washington, D.C.
Dr. Stuart Marrs
Associate Provost and Dean for Undergraduate Education, University of Maine
Professor of Percussion, Western Michigan University and Principal percussionist with the Kalamazoo Symphony and Fontana Society.
Dr. Nicholas Papador
Assistant Professor of Percussion at the University of Windsor
Drummer, Saturday Night Live Band (since 1992). Also has performed with many famous artists including Bruce Springsteen, Sheryl Crow, Elton John, Rod Steward, Carly Simon, and many more.
Principal Timpanist, Portland (OR) Opera Orchestra.
Diana E. Valdes-Santos
Percussion and Drum-Set Professor, Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico/Preparatory School, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Principal Timpanist, Owensboro Symphony and Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra
Dr. Kay Stonefelt
Professor of Music and Chair, Percussion Studies, SUNY Fredonia
Chair of the Percussion Department and Professor of Music, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
Dr. Jonathan Wacker
Professor of Percussion, East Carolina University
Dr. Norman Weinberg
Professor of Music and Director of Percussion Studies, University of Arizona.
Principal Percussion, The Cleveland Orchestra
Co-Chair Percussion & Timpani Department of The Cleveland Institute of Music
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