Bobby Lopez

Bobby Lopez currently holds the position of Lecturer at Texas State University-San Marcos. His duties include teaching applied percussion, percussion ensemble, and percussion methods and classes in the multicultural music area. Mr. Lopez is an active educator, clinician, performer, and adjudicator in the central and south Texas areas.

He received a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and a Master of Music degree in Percussion Performance from Texas State University. His teachers include Dr. Norman Weinberg, Dr. Paul Bissell, Genaro Gonzalez, Jim Casella, Murray Gusseck, Dave Sankus, Jeff Lee, and Scott Johnson. Alumni of the DCI High Percussion recipient the 1998 Santa Clara Vanguard and the 1999 DCI World Champion Blue Devils, he was awarded first prize for his composition Two Days in the 1998 DCI multipercussion solo competition.

He has worked with several percussion programs including the Georgetown High School (TX) drumline, Cedar Park High School drumline, Revolution Indoor drumline, and the Texas State University drumline. Aside from his duties at Texas State University-San Marcos, Bobby performs as an extra with the Mid-Texas Symphony Orchestra, the Austin Lyric Opera, and the Austin Symphony Orchestra and has accompanied artists such as Elvis Costello, Dihanna Carroll, and the Smothers Brothers.
"Conversation for two tambourines" is a fun duet for headed tambourines that showcases techniques (both commonplace and otherwise) often found in orchestral tambourine playing.
Duration: 2:30 | Level: Med-Advanced
Spanish flair abounds in Bobby Lopez' percussion ensemble arrangement of this classic Intermezzo by Bellido.
Duration: 4:00 | Level: Med-Advanced
Utilizing a variety of colorful timbres, "Two Days" allows the multi-percussion soloist to make a musical statement with melody laid over single-handed ostinato patterns.
Duration: 4:30 | Level: Medium