Adney, Robert W.
Bob Adney, music educator/percussionist/timpanist, has been a part of the Twin Cities music community for 36 years and has been teaching at MacPhail since 1977. His students range in age from 8 to adult. Whether preparing his high school students for college entrance auditions or looking at music as a fun activity, Bob has earned the reputation as being the “go to” teacher.
He has played with virtually every musical organization in the area, and has a discography of over 22 cds performing with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, Dale Warland Singers and the World Voices Choir. Bob has accompanied the Minnesota Orchestra and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra on five national tours and two tours of Asia. He begins his 6th year as acting principal timpanist with the South Dakota Symphony. During the summers he is the timpanist for the Minneapolis Pops Orchestra. In addition he is a founding member of the Minnesota Percussion Trio (1987) (minnesotapercussiontrio.com). This group has played in over 1000 schools and continues to play throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. The trio was awarded the Jim Dusso award from Compass this past May.
Bob is the author of several self-published instructional books for percussion as well as a handful of arrangements and original compositions for percussion ensemble. On the administrative side, he coordinates MacPhails School Clinic Program, Musical Passport Program, All-State Video Online Tutorials as well as the MacPhail Online Initiative Program.
Works for Percussion