David Skidmore

David Skidmore

David Skidmore

Third Coast Percussion

David Skidmore

Third Coast Percussion

Country:   United States Category:   CONCERT ARTISTS


David Skidmore is an ensemble member and Executive Director of Third Coast Percussion.


As a chamber musician, David has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Lincoln Center Festival, Kimmel Center, EMPAC, June in Buffalo, Klangspuren Schwaz, the Ojai Music Festival, the Bang On a Can Marathon and three Percussive Arts Society International Conventions. David was a member of the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble from 2007-2011 and Ensemble ACJW from 2008-2010. David has performed and collaborated with many of the world s finest musicians including conductors Pierre Boulez, Lorin Maazel, David Robertson, and Michael Tilson Thomas, composers Steve Reich, Steve Mackey, Matthias Pintscher, and Peter E tvos, and chamber ensembles So Percussion and eighth blackbird. David has performed as a soloist in Europe, Asia, and the United States. David has also performed as a member of the Lucerne Festival Academy, the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, the Pacific Music Festival, and the National Repertory Orchestra.


David is also a composer, and his works are performed regularly in concert halls and universities across the country.


David taught for four years on the percussion faculty at the Peabody Conservatory. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Northwestern University where he studied with Michael Burritt and James Ross, and a Master of Music degree from the Yale School of Music where he studied with Robert Van Sice.

Third Coast's Gear

Pearl Snare Drums

14" x 5" Philharmonic (Wood & Black)

14” x 6.5” Philharmonic

14" x 5" Master’s Custom

14” x 6.5" Export Series, Silver


Pearl Concert Percussion

28" Philharmonic Concert Bass Drum (PBA2814)

32" Concert Bass Drum

Vision Toms (16”, 14”, 13”, 12”, 10”), SST Birch Ply Shell, Light Brown/Dark Fade

22" Vision Kick Drum, SST Birch Ply Shell, Light Brown/Dark Fade

16" Export Series Tom

Adams Bass Drum


Pearl Percussion

Primero Pro Series Bongos, Blonde

12" Primero Pro Series Conga

12" Primero Pro Series Tumba

Travel Congas

Bamboo Claves

Adams Keyboards

5.0 Octave Robert Van Sice Artist Classic Marimba

Artist Vibraphone, Silver Bars (Low F)



Pearl Accessories & Hardware

P2000C Kick Drum Pedals

D1500S Roadster Drum Throne

S930 Snare Stand

S900 Snare Stand

S1030 Snare Stand

S830 Snare Stand

BC930 Boom Stand

BC930S Boom Stand

T1030 Tom Stand

T930 Tom Stand

ADP30 Multi-Clamp

H900 Hi-Hat Stand

H830 Hi-Hat Stand

700 Series Bongo Stand

PMBDL3 Bass Drum Legs