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Beth Gottlieb

University of Alabama
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Beth Gottlieb is a performer, teacher, clinician, and soloist, whose experience covers the entire musical spectrum. Beth is the new Percussion Instructor at the University of Alabama. She previously taught at Rollins College in Winter Park, FL and the Interlochen Center for the Arts in Interlochen, MI. Beth is a member of the Lt. Dan Band with actor Gary Sinise (Forrest Gump, CSI NY), Principal Percussionist with the Walt Disney World Candlelight Orchestra and Percussionist with many touring artists, shows, and recording projects. She has performed and/or recorded with the Disney Company, Andy Williams, Henry Mancini, Peabo Bryson, Celine Dion, Sammy Davis Jr., Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme, Natalie Cole, Shirley Jones, Tony Bennett, Sandi Patti, Roger Williams, Carol Channing, Kansas, Milton Berle, Henny Youngman, Bobby McFerrin, Chick Corea, Victor Wooten, Muriel Anderson, Johnny Mathis, many orchestras in Florida and much more. Beth has had experience in the world of total percussion, including: marching snare drum in Tom Float’s Spirit of Atlanta drum line, playing timpani and percussion in Orchestras, Broadway shows, commercials, churches, movie soundtracks, performing in Epcot’s Future Corps, Future World Brass, Epcot Pops Orchestra, The World Dancer’s Show Band, Candlelight Orchestra, drum set and percussion in a variety of commercial venues and performing solo marimba and percussion concerts. Beth plays all styles of percussion, including classical percussion, hand percussion, show percussion, jazz/rock, and rudimental snare drum. Beth and husband Danny, “The Gottlieb Duo,” perform many concerts and clinics all over the world including Latvia, UK, Norway, Sweden, US, Italy, Germany, Vietnam, Africa and more. They also love performing for children with their educational program, “The Rhythms of Music and Life.” Both, as members of the Lt. Dan Band have traveled to Afghanistan, North and South Korea, Japan, Europe, Canada, the UK, Guantanamo Bay and performed all over the United States for the USO, including performances at the Pentagon, Walter Reed Hospital, Ft. Hood Memorials, and a Memorial Day television performance. Beth has held many offices in the Percussive Arts Society, MENC, MTNA, and the Florida Bandmasters organizations, and hosted PASIC 98 in Orlando. She is in charge of the all state music and selection committee with the FBA/FMEA and is the head of the Solo and Ensemble Percussion Music List for Florida. Beth wrote her first book, Masterworks for Mallets, published by Row-Loff Productions and has published several other Mallet Ensembles. She holds a Master of Music degree in Percussion Performance and Literature from the Eastman School of Music where she studied with John Beck, and a Bachelor of Music degree in Percussion Performance from the University of Alabama, where she studied with Larry Mathis. She is a clinician/endorser for Ludwig/Musser Percussion, Zildjian Cymbals, Innovative Percussion, Grover Pro Percussion and the Remo Corporation. Beth is an avid runner, having been featured in Runner’s World, Glamour, and Woman’s Day magazines.