MUSčE

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Piece Title : Musče
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Dificulty Rating :
Level : Senior / Graduate
Composer / Arranger : Bobo, Kevin
Composer / Arranger Details:

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.

Total Number of Percussionists Required :4 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Tuned Percussion / Percussion Ensemble
Instrument / Discipline : Marimba Quartet
Instrumentation : 4 1/3 Octave Marimba (Low A)
Range of Instruments / Number of Drums : (1) Low C, (1) Low A, and (2) 4-Octave marimbas
Written for / Commissioned by : John Parks/FSU Percussion Ensemble
Permission given for Youtube video by Copyright holder
and Youtube Channel Owner. Recorded / Provided by:
 Rio Bravo Marimba Quartet from University of Texas Brownsville
Accompanied :N/A
Publisher :PercMaster Publishing
Publishers Website :www.percmaster.com
Publisher Details :

During the Spring 2003 semester, an informal meeting took place in the percussion office at Missouri Western State University.  In attendance were Dennis Rogers, Director of Percussion Studies at MWSU, Kevin Bobo, adjunct instructor at MWSU and three very gifted and bright students who studied with Dr. Rogers and Mr. Bobo — Tracy Thomas, Jeff Siasoco and Aaron Williams.  During this discussion a question became very clear.  How can percussionists who are performers, teachers and composers own their intellectual property (compositions), print it, market it and sell it?

The answer?  Start a publishing company that moved away from publishing through a traditional publisher … PercMaster Publications.

Year Composed / Copyright Date :2010 /  2010
Duration :9Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :Various
Special Needs :NA
Sheet Music Available From :www.percmaster.com      Check to see if in stock
Programme Notes / Performance Details :

Musée was commissioned by Dr. John Parks IV and the Florida State University Percussion Ensemble. In the fall of 2006, Bobo and his wife, Emily, took a trip to Paris, France. While there, they spent time visiting the many museums this wonderful city has to offer. Musée begins with the anticipation of standing in line waiting for a museum to open. Once inside, it is meant to capture the experience of wandering from room to room and exploring the various works of art. Throughout the museum, one will be drawn to some works that he or she can’t stop staring at and frequently revisits, while others are simply given a brief glance and then almost immediately forgotten. On the day that Bobo and his wife visited the Musée d’Orsay, a noisy group of elementary school students on a field trip came through one of the rooms, which Bobo included in the piece. Musée ends with the idea of leaving the museum and reflecting on all the works of art visited while inside.

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