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Bob Adney is the principal timpanist of the South Dakota Symphony and during the summers he is the timpanist for the Minneapolis Pops Orchestra. He is a founding member of the Minnesota Percussion Trio (1987). The MN Percussion Trio has performed over 1500 concerts throughout the state of Minnesota as well as western Wisconsin. Bob is the author of several self-published instructional books for percussion as well as a handful of arrangements and original compositions for percussion ensemble.
This past March 2016 saw the premiere of his piece Duolog (percussion player and string orchestra), with the GTCYS Orchestras of Minnesota. Duolog will be performed this March 2017 with the South Dakota Youth Orchestra. He teaches at MacPhail Center for Music in Minneapolis and works with students of all ages. On the administrative side, he coordinates MacPhail’s School Clinic Program, Musical Passport Program, All-State Video Online Tutorials as well as Lead Teacher for the Online School Partnership program. He is co-owner of marimbarental.com and author of www.vintagemarimbamusic.com and www.bobadneystudio.com