Fambrough, Gene

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Gene Fambrough

Biography

Born: 1969

Country: USA

Studies: University of Georgia, East Carolina University, The University of Alabama

Teachers:

Website: http://www.genefambrough.com/



Gene Fambrough is currently Assistant Director of Bands and Assistant Professor of Percussion at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he has been on the faculty since 2001. He holds degrees from The University of Georgia (Bachelor of Music, Music Education), East Carolina University (Master of Music, Music Performance), and The University of Alabama (Doctor of Musical Arts, Music Performance). He directs the UAB Percussion Ensemble, Steel Band, Electro-Acoustic Percussion Group, and Blazer Band, serves as percussion arranger and instructor for the UAB Marching Blazers, and is assistant conductor for the UAB Wind Symphony and Symphony Band. His compositions are published by Innovative Percussion, Rhythmic Expressions, and T.A.P. Publications. As a performer, he has appeared with the Alabama Symphony, the North Carolina Symphony, Panama Steel, The Bizarre Arte Ensemble, and the Spirit of Atlanta drum and bugle corps. Dr. Fambrough’s articles have appeared in Percussive Notes and The Instrumentalist. He has also presented lectures on the use of non-traditional notation for multiple percussion solos, including techniques utilized by Stockhausen, Feldman, and Xenakis.

Prior to his appointment at UAB, he spent three years in public school education as both assistant band director and band director at Oak Grove High School in Bessemer, Alabama. His professional affiliations include the Percussive Arts Society, Music Educators National Conference, Kappa Kappa Psi, and Pi Kappa Lambda. He is a clinician/endorser for Pearl/Adams percussion, Sabian cymbals, Innovative Percussion sticks and mallets, Evans drumheads, and Black Swamp accessories.[1]

Works for Percussion

...the latest dire situation - Multiple Percussion; live Electronics
Digital Reflections - Marching Tenors; with Tape
Distant Light - Marimba
Four Movements for Timpani - Timpani
Le Batteur - Multiple Percussion
Mario Can't Dance in the Kitchen - Multiple Percussion
Medal of Honor - Marimba
Night Songs - Marimba
Occam's Razor - Marimba; Percussion Quartet
Shadowfax - Snare Drum; Percussion Quartet
The Mystic - Electronic Percussion Ensemble
The Third Half of the Circle - Marimba, Multiple Percussion Solo
Three Cycles - Snare Drum; with Tape
Torch - Marimba
Where Thou Art, That is Home - Marimba
Windsong - Vibraphone
Wires and Connections - Electronic Percussion Solo

References

  1. http://www.genefambrough.com/