Music Alumnus Returns for Concert

The Department of Music welcomes Truman alumnus percussion artist Dr. Adam Groh to campus for a guest solo recital at 8 p.m. Feb. 17 in Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall.

A 2008 graduate, Groh went on to complete his graduate degrees at Florida State University and the University of Texas-Austin where he served both universities as a graduate research teaching assistant. He currently is on the faculty at Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa, where he serves as assistant professor of music/percussion.

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Adam Groh

Groh has performed with the Des Moines, Round Rock, Victoria, Tallahassee and Chautauqua symphony orchestras, as well as at the Ringling International Arts Festival. He has presented clinics at the The Midwest Clinic, the Texas Music Educators’ Association Convention and the Iowa State Day of Percussion. Groh has also performed at the Bang on a Can Summer Festival at MASS MoCA, the Banff Centre for the Arts in Banff, Canada, Fast Forward Austin, the Percussive Arts Society International Convention, the 2011 Electric LaTex Festival of new electroacoustic music, and was a featured performer with the Denkyem Percussion Group in the “Promising Artists of the 21st Century” festival hosted by the North American Cultural Center in Costa Rica.  

In addition to his Feb. 17 concert, Groh will present a performance master class to percussion students from 12:30-2:20 p.m. Feb. 18 in Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. His visit is sponsored by the Truman Percussion Society and Pearl/Adams Percussion, Inc. For more information, contact Michael Bump, at 660.785.4052 or