Tompkins, Joseph

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Joseph Tompkins


Born: 1970

Country: USA

Studies: Eastman School of Music, Manhattan School


Percussionist Joseph Tompkins has performed with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, the New York City Opera and Ballet Orchestras, and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s. On Broadway he has played in productions of The King and I, Swan Lake, Oklahoma!, The Lion King, The Producers, Spamalot, The Light in the Piazza, Tarzan, Guys and Dolls, and In the Heights. Tompkins has a performed on film soundtracks for The Manchurian Candidate, The Last Holiday, Failure to Launch, and Casanova. For seven years he was a member of the percussion trio Timetable, a group committed to commissioning and performing new works for percussion. He is the head of the percussion program at Rutgers University and a graduate of the Eastman School of Music and the Manhattan School. [1]

Works for Percussion

Blue Burn - Percussion Quintet
Board Games - Percussion Trio
Eight Rudimental Solos for Snare Drum - Snare Drum
Equinox - Percussion Octet
March for solo snare drum and kick drum (1 player) - Snare Drum
Mohigans - Percussion Quartet
Nine French-American Rudimental Solos Volume 1 - Snare Drum
Nine French-American Rudimental Solos Volume 2 - Snare Drum
Six Duets in a Rudimental Style - Percussion Duo, Snare Drum, Bass Drum
Ten Style Studies for Snare Drum - Snare Drum
To Varese - Multiple Percussion
Trio in a Rudimental Style - Percussion Trio
Walkin' Down Coolidge - Snare Drum