Jeff Grubbsline

Percussionist Jeff Grubbs is an active professional orchestra/freelance musician in the greater Central New York and Capital District areas. Mr. Grubbs is a native of Memphis, Tennessee and has resided in the Syracuse, New York area since 1980. He is a regular member of the Glimmerglass Opera Orchestra and the Utica Symphony Orchestra, and is the Principal Percussionist of the Catskill Symphony Orchestra. Additionally, Mr. Grubbs has been a frequent substitute/extra percussionist with the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra. He has served on the faculties of the music departments of Hartwick College and Schenectady County Community College. Mr. Grubbs has composed and published several original compositions for percussion ensemble (Fanfare for Percussion Quartet, Lullaby Rhapsody, Two Musical Pictures), and has also published transcriptions of several significant orchestral works for keyboard percussion ensemble (selections Ravel's Mother Goose Ballet and Mahler Symphony No. 5, among others).
He holds a B.M. in Percussion from Boston Conservatory of Music and a M.M. in Percussion Performance from New England Conservatory. His studio teachers include Arthur Press, Fred D. Hinger, Frank Epstein, and Alan Abel