CFA Faculty Biography

Kenneth Broadway
School of Music
Specialization: Percussion

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Dr. Kenneth Broadway serves as Professor (Percussion Studies) at the University of Florida, where he teaches Applied Percussion and directs the Percussion Ensemble and Steel Drum Bands. Prior to this appointment he served in similar capacities at the University of South Dakota and Augusta State University. He has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Spoleto Festival, and with symphonies in Florida, Georgia, Iowa, South Carolina, and South Dakota. As a performer, composer, and presenter, he has appeared at various conferences and symposiums throughout North America, Europe and Australia. Among these are the Midwest Clinic, the Percussive Arts Society International Convention, the Symposium of the International Musicological Society, the College Music Society International Convention, the Hawaii International Conference on the Arts and Humanities, the World Saxophone Congress, The Music Educators National Conference, the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors National Conference, and the North American Saxophone Alliance National Conference. Ensembles under his direction have performed at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (1998, 2003) and numerous “Day of Percussion” state meetings. His compact disc with the LYNX Duo (Music for Saxophone and Percussion) is available on the Mark Custom Recording label, and he is featured on other recordings on the Mark and Capstone labels. Dr. Broadway has also traveled to Spain and Kenya as part of the World Music Mission, a multi-national network of musicians, writers, worship leaders, engineers and ethno-musicologists.  Dr. Broadway is active in the Percussive Arts Society, the College Music Society, NACWPI, and MENC.  He is the immediate Past President of the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors, and is the Past President of the Florida Chapter (2005-08) and Past President of the South Dakota Chapter (1994-97) of the Percussive Arts Society.  He is a Performing Artist for the Yamaha Corporation of America, and educational endorser for Remo Drumheads, Sabian Cymbals and Promark Mallets. Dr. Broadway received the BM, MM, and DMA degrees from the University of Georgia.


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