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Roger Schupp
Bowling Green State University - United States


Roger B. Schupp is the Director of Percussion Studies and Professor of Performance Studies at Bowling Green State University’s College of Musical Arts. Dr. Schupp received his Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) in percussion performance and jazz studies from the University of Texas at Austin. A versatile performer in the areas of classical, jazz, and world music, Dr. Schupp has performed in a variety of ensemble including the Toledo and Austin Symphonies, the Kansas City Civic Orchestra, Toledo and Austin Jazz Orchestras. He has performed and recorded with such diverse artists and ensembles as the Royal Ballet of London, New York Voices, Marvin Hamlisch, Tommy Tune, Bob James, Clark Terry, Terrance Blanchard, Chuck Berry, Amy Grant and the Broadway touring casts of "A Chorus Line”, “Spamalot”, and “Wicked." His playing can be heard on labels such as RCA, CBS, MCA, Sony, Naxos, Albany, and SeaBreeze among others. Roger is an active member of the Percussive Arts Society and serves on that organization’s Contest and Audition Procedures Committee.

Schupp has presented concerts, clinics, and masterclasses in over 30 states and 20 countries on 5 continents. He is an active performer and current member of the Toledo Symphony Percussion Trio, Toledo Symphony Concert Band, and Toledo Jazz Orchestra. 

Dr. Schupp is an artist/clinician for the Pearl Drum Company, Adams Percussion, Zildjian Cymbals, Innovative Percussion, and Remo Drum heads. Listen for Roger on recent CD releases by composers Samuel Adler, Michael Daugherty, and Shane Hoose, the Hawk-Richard Jazz Orchestra, the Toledo Jazz Orchestra, Three and One, and guitarist Chris Buzzelli.


Bowling Green State University

Equipment Configuration

Adams Artist Classic 5.0 Marimba
Adams Professional timpani