John H. Beck

John H. Beck

Born: February 16, 1933

John H. Beck was a member of the U.S. Marine Band for four years before joining the Rochester Philharmonic as principal percussionist in 1959 and becoming principal timpanist in 1962. With BM and MM degrees from the Eastman School of Music, he was the Professor of Percussion for the Percussion Department and conducted the percussion ensemble from 1959-2002. He retired in 2008 and is now Professor Emeritus of Percussion and teaches a class in the History of Percussion.

 

He has made solo appearances with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, the Eastman Wind Ensemble, the Syracuse (NY) Wind Ensemble, the Chautauqua Band, Memphis State Band, Rochester Chamber Orchestra and Filharmonia Pomorska in Poland. Other performing and teaching engagements have taken him to all corners of the world including Luxembourg, Russia, Japan, Denmark, Brazil, China, Beligum, Germany, France and Poland As a recording artist, he has recorded for the CRI, Turnabout, Mark and Heritage labels.

 

John was instrumental in bringing the Percussive Arts Society (PAS) to Rochester in 1976 for their first international convention, at which he performed Phillip Lambro's "Two Pictures." He is a Past President of PAS and in 1999 was inducted into the prestigious PAS Hall of Fame. That same year he received an award from the Arts & Culture Council of Greater Rochester for contributions to the arts. In May 1997 he received the Eisenhart Award in recognition of distinguished teaching from the Eastman School of Music, and in May 2003 he received the Edward Peck Curtis Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching from the University of Rochester. On May 12, 2016 he received an honorary Doctor of Music degree from the College of Performing Arts, Rowan University, NJ.

 

Email: jbeck@esm.rochester.edu

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10 Intermediate Snare Drum Solos

10 Intermediate Snare Drum Solos

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Product #: 13477 Credits: Beck Series: Snare Drum Solo Instrumentation: Snare Drum Solo Grade: 3-4 Description: Intermediate players are provided with a…

 

 

    

10 Intermediate Timpani Solos

10 Intermediate Timpani Solos

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Advanced Solos For Snare Drum

Advanced Solos For Snare Drum

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Alpine Slide

Alpine Slide

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Andiamo (Digital Download Only)

Andiamo (Digital Download Only)

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Big Kettles

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Classic Beginning Solos For The Complete Percussionist

Classic Beginning Solos For The Complete Percussionist

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Classical Snare Drum Solos (8 Etudes For The Advanced Player)

Classical Snare Drum Solos (8 Etudes For The Advanced Player)

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Colonial Capers

Colonial Capers

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Colonial Drummer

Colonial Drummer

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Colonial Episode (Digital Download Only)

Colonial Episode (Digital Download Only)

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Concerto For Timpani And Percussion Ensemble

Concerto For Timpani And Percussion Ensemble

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Product #: 20020 Credits: Beck Series: Percussion Sextet Instrumentation: Solo Timpani (A, D, E, G); Marimba/Xylophone/Brake Drums; Vibes/Concert Toms/Chimes/Bongos; Bells/Chimes/Bong…

 

 

  

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