Professor of Music (Percussion)
East Studio Building, JS027
- M.M., Master of Music, Ithaca College, 1999
- B.M., Bachelor of Music, Wichita State University, 1997
Kevin Bobo is professor of percussion at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, a position he has held since 2007. Prior to his appointment at IU, he served as assistant professor of percussion at the University of Kansas (2003-07).
He studied percussion with J. C. Combs and Gordon Stout, and composition with Greg Woodward and Dana Wilson.
Internationally respected as a solo marimba artist, Bobo has performed on five continents. His travels have taken him to Taiwan, Singapore, Argentina, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Australia, Spain, Latvia, Lithuania, France, Italy, the Czech Republic, and nearly 40 states in the U.S.
As a composer, Bobo’s compositions are performed all over the world, with his solo works frequently appearing on international competition repertoire lists. He has authored two method books and composed numerous pieces for a variety of instruments and ensembles.
Bobo currently lives in Bloomington, Ind., with his wife, Emily, and their children, Penelope and Eli.