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Robert (Bob) Young

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Born and raised in the Youngstown area, Bob Young has established and maintained a strong foundation in the region as a percussionist and educator. Bob received a Bachelors degree in Music Education from Youngstown State University's Dana School of Music in 2012 where, studying under Glenn Schaft, he served in many of the top ensembles crossing a variety of music atmospheres. Also serving as president of the Youngstown Percussion Collective, Bob led the commission and world premier of faculty composer Dave Morgan's Forms of Things Unknown, traveled and performed with both Matrix Indoor Marching Percussion Ensemble and Glassmen Drum and Bugle Corps, and served as auxiliary percussionist in the YSU Frank Zappa Ensemble. Bob also maintained an active studio of private percussion students, and held a number of drumline and front ensemble instructor positions ranging from Youngstown to the Akron area, including one season instructing the YSU Marching Pride Drumline.

Since graduation, Bob has expanded his private percussion studio, teaching students in both the Youngstown area and Chagrin Falls, Ohio as well as working with several marching bands each season. Maintaining an active performance schedule, Bob is a co-founder of the Newyo percussion quartet and also performs, writes, and records with internationally touring experimental rock band Sam Goodwill. Other area bands include The Labra Brothers, The Zou, and Third Class. He also performs as a freelance percussionist, including numerous musicals with the Youngstown Playhouse and various other area theaters, and regular performances with the Clarion University Wind Ensemble and Orchestra.