Ivan Trevino at Western

I’m pumped to host Ivan Trevino next week at Western! Ivan will give a lecture to music students on April 9 at 12:30pm MT and then is the guest artist for our spring Percussion Ensemble concert at 7:30pm MT that same evening. The concert will feature Blue Line Duo as well as Western Art student illustrations projected during the performance of Space Junk. Both events are free and open to the public! If you’re unable to make it, the concert will be live streamed on the Western Percussion Facebook page.

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Blue Line Duo in Colombia

I’m thrilled to share that Blue Line Duo has been asked to appear at the first-ever PAS Colombia Day of Percussion in Armenia, Colombia from May 27-29. We can’t wait for our first trip to South America!

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Vic Firth Announcement!

I am thrilled to announce that I have joined the Artist roster of Vic Firth sticks and mallets! I have played VF sticks for 20 years and I couldn’t be happier to be part of the Vic Firth family!

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Studies in Rosewood out now! Check it out at PASIC!

My new collection of four-mallet marimba solos, Studies in Rosewood, is now available from C. Alan Publications. Each etude allows students and teachers to develop technique, musicianship, and analysis.

You can purchase the book at C Alan: http://c-alanpublications.com/studies-in-rosewood/

Or Steve Weiss Music: https://www.steveweissmusic.com/product/bunting-studies-in-rosewood/mallet-books

It will also be available at PASIC this year in Indianapolis!

Performance videos for all ten etudes are available here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZoZqvOGBcrJLjbgCGw61HH54M7RQFO9R

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Blue Line Duo at CMEA 2019

Blue Line Duo has been selected to present their clinic "Percussion, Front and Center! Fostering Musicianship Through Small Group Performance" at the 2019 Colorado Music Educators Association Conference in Colorado Springs. We hope to see you there!

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Zildjian Cymbals!

I'm honored to say that I have signed on as an Educational Artist with Zildjian Cymbals. It's a pleasure to join the Zildjian family and be a part of the company that makes the best cymbals on the planet!

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Winston-Salem State

I'm thrilled to announce that I have begun working as an Adjunct Professor of Percussion at Winston-Salem State University! I look forward to working with the students and faculty!

Recital this Sunday!

I will be be giving a faculty recital this Sunday 12/4 at 2pm in Kenan Rehearsal Hall on the campus of UNC-Chapel Hill. I'll be performing works by John Bergamo, Alejandro Viñao, Dave Matthews (my arrangement), Ivan Trevino, and Iannis Xenakis. If you're in the area, I'd love to see you there!

Music now available from Bachovich

I'm happy to announce that I have two new pieces available for purchase through Bachovich Music Publications! 

"Across the Floor" (world/multiple percussion solo) 

Website Page: www.justinbunting.com/across-the-floor

Purchase Page: www.bachovich.com/music/1027

"#41" (arrangement for solo vibraphone)

Website Page: www.justinbunting.com/number41

Purchase Page: www.bachovich.com/music/1026

I will also have copies of both pieces at PASIC next week! Let me know if you're interested!

Big Announcement!

I'm thrilled to announce that this fall semester I will serve as Lecturer in Percussion and sabbatical replacement for Dr. Juan Alamo at UNC-Chapel Hill. I'm excited to oversee all percussion activities as well as a global rhythms class in such a fantastic department and program. Tons of updates will come as the fall approaches, but planning has already begun for what should be a great semester of music!

New Video - Fusão Árabe

Head over to the "Music" page and take a look at Fusão Árabe, a new piece written by myself and my good buddy Adam Snow. The program notes are there, but it came from a common rhythmic motive found in both Arabic and Northern Brazilian music. Enjoy!

Joining Grover Pro Percussion

I'm thrilled to announce that I have joined Grover Pro Percussion as an Educational Endorser. I have used so many of their products (snare drums, triangles, beaters, tambourines, mounts, woodblocks, mallets, etc) for over 10 years now and the quality is second to none. It's an honor to be part of such a great company.

Final DMA Recital

Hey all! I just got back from an amazing two days with the Mars Hill Percussion Studio, Dr. Brian Tinkel, 10-can percussion, and Cassie Swiney. Check out my blog for a recap of the whole thing!

My final DMA recital is this Sunday, March 22 at 1:30pm in UNCG's Recital Hall. Here is the program:

  • Khan Variations - Alejandro Viñao
  • Mourning Dove Sonnet - Christopher Deane
  • Fusão Árabe - Adam Snow/Justin Bunting (world premiere, w/ Adam Snow)
  • unchained melody (David Lang)
  • Electric Thoughts - Ivan Trevino (North Carolina premiere)
  • Third Construction - John Cage (w/ Lamon Lawhorn, Adam Snow, and Cassie Swiney)