- World Music, Online Instruction, Percussion
Tomm Roland holds Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from California State University, Sacramento and a Doctor of Musical Arts from SUNY Stony Brook. His principal teachers have been Ronald Holloway, Daniel Kennedy, and Raymond DesRoches. In addition he also studied South Indian drumming under the auspices of the Fulbright Scholar program with T.H. Subashchandran and N. Ganesh Kumar. Tomm has performed in a variety of musical settings throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and South America. Tomm has given clinics and masterclasses throughout the U.S. and has been selected to perform several national conferences including multiple performances at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention. Some of his recordings include Take Flight with the Omaha Symphony, Rave On: Live at the Drew, Eric Revis Tales of the Stuttering Mime, and ambient composer Kevin Keller’s in abstentia. He most recently recorded an anthology, a collection of true to the original Beatles songs on which he executive produced and played drums. Tomm is the Marguerite Scribante Professor of Music at the University of Nebraska, Omaha where he is the Distance Education Coordinator for the College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media and regularly teaches courses on world music, rock history, and The Beatles. Tomm endorses Zildjian cymbals and Vic Firth sticks and mallets.
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Research and Creative Activity InterestsPercussion performance, contemporary music, world music
EducationBM and MM, CSU Sacramento
DMA, SUNY Stony Brook