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.
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!
I am excited to be the featured soloist with the Western Colorado University Symphonic Band tomorrow night to kick off All-Colorado Honor Band weekend! I’ll be performing Joseph Turrin’s Zarabanda. The concert will be live-streamed on the Western Percussion Facebook page at 7:30pm MT. Zarabanda is available from C. Alan Publications.
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
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!
New video alert! Here's Blue Line's version of 42nd Street Rondo by Wayne Siegel. Be sure to subscribe to our new YouTube channel!
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!
I'm very excited to announce that I have been named Lecturer in Music, Theory & Percussion at Western State Colorado University in Gunnison, CO! I will be responsible for all percussion and music theory in the Department of Music. I'm pumped for this new adventure!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
Head on over to the media page to see my new video of Ivan Trevino's "Electric Thoughts." I was part of the commission of this piece that was led by my good buddy Dr. Christopher Lizak. If you don't know Ivan's music, you need to check him out. Hope you enjoy!
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)