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Frank Kumor

Kutztown University

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Dr. Frank Kumor is Professor of Music at Kutztown University where he is the Director of Percussion.

His book, co-authored with Chalo Eduardo, Drum Circle, A Guide To World Percussion, is published by Alfred Publishing. Dr. Kumor presents solo recitals and workshops as well as concerts with the Kutztown University Percussion Ensemble worldwide.

As a soloist, Dr. Kumor has performed at the Patagonia International Percussion Festival (Rio Negro, Argentina) at the Polish International Percussion Festival (Wroclaw and Opole, Poland) and has served as Artist-In-Residence at Universidad Catholica de Pontifica (Santiago, Chile), University of Montevideo (Uruguay), University of Campinas (Brazil), Kenyatta University (Kenya), Conservatorio Professional (Municipale de Ribarojja, Spain), and has served as Visiting Professor for the Argentine Ministry of Education and for the 5th International Percussion Festival in Cordoba, Argentina. Nationally, he has presented workshops at music educator association meetings in Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Texas and at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention.

Dr. Kumor and the Kutztown University Percussion Ensemble have performed at the Puerto Rico Percussion Festival (2005), Paris International Percussion Festival (2006), College Music Society International Conference in Bangkok Thailand (2007), Artists-In-Residence at American University in Athens Greece (2008), International Percussion Ensemble Week, and Bejelovar, Croatia (2010), Universidad Catholica e Santiago, Chile (2013), and University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia (2014).

In March 2016, The Kutztown University Percussion Ensemble and its Center for Mallet Percussion Research was featured on the cover of the Percussive Notes Journal, the official journal of the Percussive Arts Society.

Dr. Kumor is a Performing Artist and Clinician for Paiste Cymbals, Yamaha Percussion, Remo Percussion, Mike Balter Mallets, Grover Percussion, and Alfred Publishing Company.