Gifford Howarth

Gifford Howarth's Biography

Dr. Gifford Howarth is Associate Professor of Percussion at Bloomsburg University, located in Bloomsburg, PA. He previously taught at Michigan State University and Nazareth College in Rochester, NY. He has been a Yamaha Performing Artist since 1996 and focuses on mallet and marching percussion.

Dr. Howarth holds degrees from Michigan State University (DMA), Kent State University (MM) and Ithaca College (BM). He has presented clinics and workshops throughout the United States, Canada, Asia and Europe, including Singapore, China, Thailand, The Netherlands, Sweden and Malaysia. Dr. Howarth has also presented at The Midwest Clinic in Chicago, the Percussive Arts Society International Convention, several MENC All-State conferences; and Percussive Arts Society Day of Percussion events. The focus for most of his workshops is percussion education.

Dr. Howarth is heavily involved in different competitive marching activities. He was on the percussion staff for the Drum Corps International (DCI) group, The Cadets from 1999 to 2006. Over the years, he has written for several Winter Guard international (WGI), Bands or America (BOA) and Drum Corps Associates (DCA) ensembles. He is a national adjudicator for DCI, WGI and BOA along with several statewide marching band and indoor percussion circuits.

Dr. Howarth is a Yamaha Performing Artist, Signature Artist for the Vic Firth Company and a clinician for Remo Percussion and Zildjian Cymbals. He has several works published through Tapspace Publications.

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