Adam Blackstock, D.M.A.
John M. Long School of Music
409 Hawkins Hall
Nationally and Internationally recognized soloist, recitalist, and clinician, Dr. T. Adam Blackstock currently serves as Assistant Professor of Percussion Studies/Assistant Director of Bands at Troy University, and as Principal Timpanist with the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra. His duties at Troy University include: teaching private lessons and percussion methods courses, and is the instructor/arranger for the “Sound of the South” marching percussion section. Blackstock also leads the award-winning Troy University Percussion Ensemble, winners of the 2012 Percussive Arts Society International Percussion Ensemble Competition. He earned a Doctoral of Musical Arts degree from the University of Kansas, a Master of Arts degree from Tennessee Technological University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Newberry College. Blackstock has studied percussion with Joseph Rasmussen and Kevin Bobo, and has studied conducting with Joseph Hermann.
In addition to performing recitals and administering clinics throughout the United States, Blackstock has performed internationally as a guest soloist in San Juan, Puerto Rico; Vilnius and Kaunas, Lithuania; Wroclaw and Warsaw, Poland; and most recently in Kolbuszowa, Poland for the Crossdrumming 2012 Festival. Blackstock has been featured as a marimba soloist at three Percussive Arts Society International Conventions (2008, 2010, and 2011). He is a reviewer for the Percussive Arts Society journal, Percussive Notes.
Dr. Blackstock is a Black Swamp Percussion Artist Endorser, an artist/clinician for Innovative Percussion Inc. and Remo Inc., and he is an artist for Musser marimbas, performing exclusively on the M500 Concert Grand.