John Beck

John Beck, Percussion

John R. Beck is a member of the faculties of the North Carolina School of the Arts and Wake Forest University, and is a percussionist with the Winston-Salem and Greensboro Symphony Orchestras, Brass Band of Battle Creek, and the Philidor Percussion Group. A former member of the United States Marine Band, he also performed regularly with the National and Baltimore Symphonies, and has toured the United States as a xylophone soloist with the Marine Band, Jack Daniel's Silver Cornet Band, Brass Band of Battle Creek, and the New Sousa Band. He has served on the faculties of the Universities of Utah, Colorado, Nevada, and Florida State. Mr. Beck also serves on the Board of Directors of the Percussive Arts Society and has presented clinics at several PAS International Conventions. Beck has authored articles for publications including: The Instrumentalist, North Carolina Music Educator, and Percussive Notes. He holds degrees from Oberlin College and the Eastman School of Music and presents clinics representing Innovative Mallets, Yamaha Percussion and Zildjian Cymbals.