Bobby Lopez

“I have had the pleasure of playing Marimba One marimbas for nearly 20 years and the amount of care and attention to detail that Ron (and company) has invested in his instruments is second to none. It has truly become a respected tradition of excellence.”

Robert "Bobby" Lopez is currently a full-time faculty member at Texas State
University where his duties include teaching applied percussion, percussion
methods and percussion ensemble. He is also a part-time faculty member at
Trinity University in San Antonio, TX. where he is responsible for teaching
percussion ensemble, percussion methods and applied percussion.
Mr. Lopez is an active educator, clinician, performer and adjudicator throughout
the United States. He received a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education
from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and a Master of Music degree in
Percussion Performance from Texas State University. His teachers include Dr.
Norman Weinberg, Dr. Paul Bissell, Genaro Gonzalez, Jim Casella, Murray
Gusseck, Dave Sankus, Jeff Lee and Scott Johnson. Alumnus of the DCI High
Percussion recipient, 1998 Santa Clara Vanguard, and the 1999 DCI World
Champion Concord Blue Devils, he was awarded first prize for his composition
Two Days in the 1998 DCI multi-percussion solo competition. He has worked with
several percussion programs including Georgetown High School(TX), Cedar Park
High School, Revolution Indoor drumline, and the Texas State University
drumline.
Mr. Lopez also maintains a private percussion studio focusing on the
development of young percussionists. His private students have earned chairs in
the Texas All-State bands, Outstanding Soloist at the Texas UIL Solo &
Ensemble competition, earned chairs in the middle school region bands in the
central Texas area, and have participated in music festivals such as the
Interlochen Summer Music Festival.
Aside from his duties at Texas State and Trinity University, Bobby performs as a
regular extra in the Austin Symphony. He has also performed with the Mid-Texas
Symphony, Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra, Austin Lyric Opera and Ballet
Austin. He is published by Tapspace Publications and is an endorser for
Innovative Percussion, Inc. SABIAN Cymbals and Grover Pro Percussion, Inc.
and a member of the Black Swamp Educator Network.