Bobo, Kevin There are 18 products.

School of Music, a position he has held since 2007. Prior to his appointment at IU, he served as Assistant Professor of Percussion at the University of Kansas (2003-2007). He studied percussion with J.C. Combs and Gordon Stout and composition with Greg Woodward and Dana Wilson.

Internationally respected as a solo marimba artist, Bobo has performed on five continents. His travels have taken him to Taiwan, Singapore, Argentina, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Australia, Spain, Latvia, Lithuania, France, Italy, the Czech Republic and much of the United States.

As a composer, Kevin's compositions are performed all over the world with his solo works frequently appearing on international competition repertoire lists. He has authored two method books and composed numerous pieces for a variety of instruments and ensembles.

Kevin currently lives in Bloomington, Indiana with his wife Emily and their children, Penelope and Eli.

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  • With today's technology being what it is and how readily information is available, it is hard to imagine that, at one point, the radio was the primary source for both information and entertainment. Much like viruses hinder our modern technology, I imagine that static and the crossing of radio signals would have interfered with programming in the 1950s. As...

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  • Elements is a tonal exploration of elements, whether they be the classic earth, wind, fire and water, or those found on the periodic table. The piece opens with a series of alternating dead strokes and open strokes on the marimba representing the collision of particles to form atoms of the elements as we know them. As the piece progresses, these atoms...

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  • Two Fountains was commissioned by Sabrina Vasquez and The Wichita State University Dance Ensemble during the 2002-2003 academic year. Vasquez choreographed one of Bobo's earlier compositions, Balaphuge, and asked him to compose two more pieces in a similar style. The two movements of this piece explore the motions of water. The first portrays a...

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  • The Odyssey, According to Penelope was composed and premiered in Taipei, Taiwan during the summer of 2011. The piece is dedicated to and inspired by my daughter, Penelope Joy Bobo, who was a little over one year old at the time of composition. While the title would lead one to believe that the piece is inspired by the Greek character Penelope (wife of...

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  • The Marriage of the Lamb was completed in January of 2011 as a gift to Bobo's brother and his wife on their wedding day. The piece is based on several passages throughout the New Testament, some that mention the topic of marriage and others that do not. The marriage of the Lamb is described in a short passage of scripture that can be found in Revelation...

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  • Tantrum is an experimental composition for solo snare drum that was completed in the Summer of 2011. The piece contains four main sections and explores a wide range of tone colors on the instrument through the use of specified playing zones, special techniques that create a wide variety of timbres, and the extreme use of dynamics.

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  • 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...

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  • I used to get the occasional migraine when I was younger and often wondered what could possibly be the cause of such intense pain. Migraine Sketches seeks to travel deep into the mind of one who suffers from these severe headaches. While on the journey, the listener will pass through various clusters of thoughts and memories in an effort to seek out the...

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  • Hemispheres was commissioned by Dr. Dennis Rogers and the Missouri Western State University Percussion Ensemble in 2008. This piece is an exploration of several musical styles found throughout the world. While the music of some cultures will be more obvious than others, Hemispheres draws its influence from the music of Indonesia, India, Cuba, Spain, Japan...

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  • Flurries was composed as a gift to Bobo's wife, Emily, for their 10th wedding anniversary because she loves snow. The piece explores the many characteristics of snow throughout its eight sections. Flurries was premiered on July 4th, 2009, in Valencia, Spain (which, as luck would have it, was their actual 10th anniversary).

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  • Ezekiel’s Wheel is based on the vision that the prophet Ezekiel had while walking by the river Chebar. It is outlined in the first chapter of the book of Ezekiel in the Old Testament. The vision is quite detailed, describing, among many things, four beings, each containing a human face, three faces of animals and four wings. What has fascinated many...

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  • Echoes was commissioned by Dr. Julia Gaines, Professor of Percussion at The University of Missouri Columbia. The piece is unlike most of the pieces Bobo has written for solo marimba in that it is not virtuosic or loud. It utilizes a simple “flam-tap” technique, along with exact pitch relationships to help give the piece its title.

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  • One of the talented percussionist-composer's earlier works, Rhythmic Jambalaya is rapidly gaining in popularity. Rhythmically sophisticated and harmonically interesting, Jambalaya demands a variety of different techniques, including some extended reaches in the left-hand. Pedagogically useful, the piece is also musically satisfying to the performer...

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  • Inspired by two dance forms, the waltz and the polka, the 'Two Dances' require subtlety and technical control of the snare drummer. Excellent choice for a contest or audition!

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  • Kevin Bobo's piece Gordon's Bicycle is dedicated to Gordon Stout. This piece is programmatic in nature telling the story of Gordon ride "Uphill" and "Downhill". Strong four mallet technical capabilities are a must for this piece.

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  • Prayer for the Broken was commissioned by Dr.T. Adam Blackstock, The Troy University Percussion Studio and the Alpha Zeta Chapter of Phi Boota Roota. It was premiered in Troy, Alabama, by Robbie Clayson and Andrew Patzig during the spring of 2014.

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