Bob Novak

Job title: 
Instructional Staff
1927 Clarice Performing Arts Center

Education/Training: B.M., M.M, Percussion, Johns Hopkins University, Peabody Conservatory of Music, 1998

Areas of Specialization/Interest: Solo Performance, Dance Accompanist, Chamber Ensemble, Contemporary Music, World Music.

Professional Affiliations: Percussive Arts Society, American Federation of Musicians.

Representative Productions: Morgan State University Director of Percussion Ensemble and Traditional Drumming 2001-2004. Musical Director of Kelson and Pinderhughes Music Program, Enterprise Foundation, 2000-2004. Director/Producer of Gaia, Rhythms of the Earth World Music, 2000-2002. Orchestral Percussionist for Baltimore Opera Company, Maryland Symphony Orchestra, Richmond Symphony. Solo percussionist for Toshiro Mayazumi's Concerto performances in Germany, France, and Luxembourg. Performances with Glen Velez, Carpe Diem, and Sduduzo Ka-Mbili at the Millennium Stage, 2003. Opening act soloist for Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at Oregon Ridge 4th of July, 2000. Bang on a Can Marathon 2009, University of Maryland, featuring Moog Modular Synthesizer.

Compositions: sound score for late Ed Tyler's work, “Blind Spot”, collaboration piece utilizing manipulated sound and performance with dancer Nejla Yatkin, premiered in New York City, 2007.