JEFF STROM

Jeff Strom is currently teaching percussion at Winona State University, a member of the Rochester Symphony Orchestra (MN), director of the Winona Middle School Jazz Band, and percussion arranger/writer for the Cotter High School Marching Band. He holds a Bachelors degree in Percussion Performance from Winona State University and a Masters in Percussion Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Iowa. As a performer, Strom has played in the South Dakota Symphony, the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra and drumset with jazz groups in the southeastern Minnesota area, including Swing Inc.'s recording, "Dancing on the Ceiling." He is half of the percussion duo Times Two, plays steel pan and has studied traditional Chinese percussion with Jaio Shan Lin, from the Bejing Conservatory. Strom has been part of several premiere performances, including Robert Moran's "Kboco," and David Lang's "I Walk," with master percussionist Steven Schick.

Mr. Strom's teaching is just as diverse as his performing. Besides a private studio, he has been part of the percussion faculty at schools of all levels, including the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Augustana College (SD), University of Iowa, Saint Mary's University and Cotter High School. He is an active member of the Percussive Arts Society Technology Committee and past Interim President of the South Dakota Chapter. He is currently finishing a DMA from the University of Iowa.