Larry White, M.A.,


Director of Percussion Studies
Larry White, M.A.
jwhite@utep.edu
Office: FFA M122
Office Phone: (915) 747-7802
Larry White has been Professor of Music and Director of Percussion Studies at the University of Texas at El Paso since 1980. He is also timpanist and principal percussionist with the El Paso Symphony Orchestra and El Paso Opera. He has undergraduate and graduate music degress from East Carolina University and Baylor University, respectively, and has previously taught as a Visiting Professor of Music on the faculties at Virginia Tech University and the University of London, England.

At the University of Texas at El Paso, Mr. White conducts all percussion activities which include percussion ensemble, marimba ensemble, “Pandemonium” and “Pantastics” steel drum ensembles, applied instruction (32 percussion majors) and the UTEP Drum Line. His percussion ensembles have performed in festivals and competitions in Indianapolis, Nashville, Dallas, San Diego, Los Angeles, Albuquerque, Houston, and Cancun, Mexico; the steel band orchestra has standing invitations to perform in Trinidad, Moscow, London, and Beijing. His students have won national and international competitions including PASIC and DCI keyboard festivals. Larry adjudicates nationally for Heritage Festivals, Bowl Games of America, the University Interscholastic League, and for numerous band and marching festivals in Texas, Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, and California. He has presented percussion clinics at the Texas Music Educator’s Association and Texas Bandmaster’s Association Conventions, and three times at London’s Royal College of Music. Mr. White has performed as soloist with the El Paso Symphony Orchestra, El Paso Pro-Musica, the Bruce Nehring Consort, at the Royal College of Music in London, and on National Public Radio’s “Performance Today.” In 1992 Mr. White was awarded UTEP's highest teaching honor, the Chancellor's Council Award for Teaching Excellence; his Six Etudes for Concert Percussion is published by Southern Music of San Antonio.

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