Frank Kumor

Frank Kumor

Dr. Frank Kumor is Professor of Music at Kutztown University where he is the Director of Percussion and Chair of the Department of Music. His book, co-authored with Chalo Eduardo, Drum Circle, a Guide to World Percussion, is published by Alfred Music. Dr. Kumor presents solo recitals and workshops as well as concerts with the Kutztown University Percussion Ensemble worldwide.

As a soloist, Dr. Kumor has performed at the Patagonia International Percussion Festival in Rio Negro, Argentina, at the Polish International Percussion Festival in Wroclaw and Opole, Poland, and has served as Artist-in-Residence at Universidad Catholica de Pontifica in Chile, University of Montevideo in Uruguay, University of Campinas in Brazil, Kenyatta University in Kenya, Conservatorio Professional Municipale de Ribarojja in Spain, and has served as Visiting Professor for the Argentine Ministry of Education and for the 5th International Percussion Festival in Cordoba, Argentina.

Nationally, he has presented workshops at music educator association meetings throughout the U.S. Dr. Kumor and the Kutztown University Percussion Ensemble have received international attention as they have been invited to perform at the Puerto Rico Percussion Festival, Paris International Percussion Festival; College Music Society International Conference in Bangkok, Thailand; Artists-In-Residence at American University in Athens Greece; International Percussion Ensemble Week in Bejelovar, Croatia; Universidad Catholica e Santiago, Chile; and University of South Australia in Adelaide, Australia. In March 2016 and May 2017, The Kutztown University Percussion Ensemble and its Center for Mallet Percussion Research was featured on the cover of the Percussive Notes Journal, the official journal of the Percussive Arts Society and in 2018 was the subject of a segment on CBS Sunday Morning.

Dr. Kumor is a Performing Artist and Clinician for Paiste Cymbals, Yamaha Percussion, Remo Percussion, Mike Balter Mallets, Grover Percussion, Toca, Boomwhackers, and Alfred Music.


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