|“The Silver/Bronze combo is such a versatile instrument. You get the projection and the brilliant end of the sound spectrum with the silver jingles while blending with the darkness and warmth of the bronze jingles. My Spanish Silver Projection Plus comes in a close second!“
—Bobby Lopez - Texas State University
Bobby Lopez (Robert Anthony Lopez, Jr.) currently holds the position of Senior Lecturer at Texas State University where his duties include teaching percussion methods, applied percussion, assisting with the Bobcat Marching Band and maintaining the percussion instruments for the Texas State School of Music.
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.
Bobby is an active clinician and adjudicator having worked with several high schools and middle schools in Texas providing clinics masterclasses. He has adjudicated several contests and festivals such as the Lost Pines Marching Festival, Dripping Springs Marching Contest, Spring Percussion Festival and the Texas State Solo & Ensemble Contest.
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, earned 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 University, Bobby performs as a regular extra in the Austin Symphony, Austin Lyric Opera and Ballet Austin. He has also performed with the Mid-Texas Symphony and Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra. He is published by Tapspace Publications and is an endorser for Innovative Percussion, SABIAN Cymbals, Grover Pro Percussion, and Marimba One.