T. Adam Blackstock
Assistant Professor of Percussion
Nationally and Internationally recognized soloist,
recitalist, and clinician, Dr. T. Adam Blackstock currently serves as Associate
Professor of Percussion Studies at Troy University, and as Principal Timpanist
with the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra. His duties at Troy University
include: teaching private lessons and percussion methods courses, and is the
instructor/arranger for the “Sound of the South” marching percussion section.
Blackstock also leads the award-winning Troy University Percussion Ensemble,
winners of the 2012 and 2015 Percussive Arts Society International Percussion
Ensemble Competition. He earned a Doctoral of Musical Arts degree from the
University of Kansas, a Master of Arts degree from Tennessee Technological
University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Newberry College. Blackstock has
studied percussion with Joseph Rasmussen and Kevin Bobo, and has studied
conducting with Joseph Hermann.
In addition to performing recitals and administering clinics
throughout the United States, Blackstock has performed internationally as a
guest soloist in San Juan, Puerto Rico; Vilnius and Kaunas, Lithuania; Wroclaw,
Warsaw, and Kolbuszowa, Poland; and most recently in Prague, Czech Republic and
Manchester, England. Blackstock has been featured as a marimba soloist at three
Percussive Arts Society International Conventions (2008, 2010, and 2011). He
serves the Percussive Arts Society by serving on the Keyboard and Percussion
Ensemble Committees, as President (President of the Alabama Chapter of PAS, and
he is a reviewer of new literature and recordings for Percussive Notes.
Dr. Blackstock is a Black Swamp Percussion Artist Endorser,
and an artist/clinician for Innovative Percussion Inc., Remo Inc., SABIAN
Cymbals, and Musser marimbas.