Jeffrey D. Grubbs

Timpanist and percussionist Jeffrey D.Grubbs is an active professional orchestral/freelance musician in the greater Central New York and Capital District areas. Mr. Grubbs is a native of Memphis, Tennessee, and has resided in the Syracuse, New York area since 1980. He is a regular member of the Glimmerglass Festival Orchestra (Cooperstown, New York) and currently serves in an acting principal timpani capacity with Symphoria (Syracuse's Orchestra) on their Masterworks Series concerts. Additionally, Mr. Grubbs is the Principal Timpanist of the Colgate University Orchestra (Hamilton, New York) and Principal Percussionist and Associate Timpanist of the Catskill Symphony Orchestra (Oneonta, New York). He has served on the faculties of the music departments of Hartwick College (Oneonta, New York) and Schenectady County Community College (Schenectady, New York).

Mr. Grubbs has composed and published several original compositions for percussion ensemble (Lullaby Rhapsody, Two Musical Pictures) and has also published transcriptions for keyboard percussion ensemble of several significant orchestral works (selections from Ravel's Mother Goose Ballet, the "Adagietto" from Mahler's Symphony No. 5, "Habanera" from Ravel's Rapsodie Espagnole, Chabrier's Joyeuse Marche,"Castillane" and "Aragonaise" from Massenet's Le Cid Opera Ballet Suite).

Grubbs holds a Bachelor's of Music in Percussion Performance from Boston Conservatory of Music and an Master's of Music in Percussion Performance from New England Conservatory. His studio teachers include Arthur Press, Fred D. Hinger, Frank Epstein, and Alan Abel.

Arguably Mahler's most famous single piece of music. This piece would make for a satisfying addition to concert programs that wish to demonstrate the lyrical capabilities of percussion.
Duration: 10:30 | Level: Medium
$30.00
Arguably Mahler's most famous single piece of music. This piece would make for a satisfying addition to concert programs that wish to demonstrate the lyrical capabilities of percussion.
Duration: 10:30 | Level: Medium
$27.00
Written for minimal instrumentation and maximum effect, this piece provides an exciting curtain-raiser for small ensembles. The themes in this piece are inspired by action-adventure films of the past.
Duration: 2:15 | Level: Med-Easy
$30.00
Written for minimal instrumentation and maximum effect, this piece provides an exciting curtain-raiser for small ensembles. The themes in this piece are inspired by action-adventure films of the past.
Duration: 2:15 | Level: Med-Easy
$27.00
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