Jeffrey Barudin

Jeffrey Barudin's Biography

Dr. Jeffrey Barudin is a dynamic and innovative percussion performer and pedagogue. He has performed with a variety of acclaimed musical ensembles, including performances with the Illinois Symphony, Toledo Symphony, Lansing Symphony and Lancaster Festival Orchestra (OH). He has been featured as a concerto soloist with the Town & Country Symphony Orchestra (MO) as well as the Saint Louis Civic Orchestra and has performed at several Percussive Arts Society conferences and events. He has shared the stage with artists ranging from the Beach Boys to soprano Christine Brewer.

Dr. Barudin can be heard on several commercially available CD's, including the Grammy-winning Songs of Innocence and Experience, composed by William Bolcom and conducted by Maestro Leonard Slatkin. Other CD appearances include performances with the University of Michigan Symphony Band, the University of Michigan Percussion Ensembl, and the Bassoon Chamber Music Composition Competition. He has worked with several important composers, collaborating closely with Michael Daugherty for his timpani concerto "Raise the Roof" and Bright Sheng for his marimba concerto "Colors of Crimson". Dr. Barudin has also worked with noted composers David T. Little, Kristen Kuster and David Biedenbender.

He is on the music faculty at Maryville University as well as St. Charles Community College and serves on the percussion faculty at the Community Music School at Webster University. Dr. Barudin also works with several K-12 programs in the St. Louis region as a music teacher and percussion specialist. He received his DMA and MM from the University of Michigan and his BS in Music Education from Penn State University.

Dr. Barudin has articles published in Percussive Notes and Percussive Arts Society Educators Companion, and his compositions are published by Innovative Percussion Publications, Heartland Marimba Publications and C-Alan Publications. He is proud to be a Yamaha Performing Artist and endorses Sabian cymbals as well as Innovative Percussion mallets and products.

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