Dr. Robert J. Falvo

First Name: 
Dr. Robert J.
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Main Title: 
Professor of Percussion
Office Location: 
Room 122, Broyhill Music Center

Rob Falvo is a professor of percussion at Appalachian State University's Hayes School of Music and heads the percussion department, teaching applied lessons and directing the ASU Tabla Ensemble, New Paradigm Percussion Quartet and ASU Percussion Ensemble.  

He is a member of the Philidor Percussion Group and has performed with the North Carolina, Greensboro, Asheville, and Western Piedmont Symphonies. He is a frequent recitalist and clinician in North Carolina and has performed throughout the United States and in various cities in Europe, China, and Japan, with such groups as the Erick Hawkins Dance Company, Gypsy Harvest Annex, and the English Chamber Orchestra. Falvo has performed in the New York metropolitan area with the New Music Consort, Pulse Percussion Ensemble, The New Music Orchestral Project, and many symphony orchestras and off-Broadway shows with recordings on Newport Classics, DMG, and Koch labels. In the summer of 1999, he revisited Japan to perform a recital of Native American flute and percussion works at the International Conference Hall in Kyoto and in the 2001-2002 school year was on a teaching exchange in England studying North Indian Tabla with Pandit Sharda Sahai and teaching at Kingston University in Kingston, England.

In May 2007, Falvo graduated from the Chesapeake Bay Alexander Studies – North Carolina Teacher Training Program and in June 2007 became a certified teaching member of Alexander Technique International. He is a member of the Health and Wellness committee of Percussive Arts Society and has earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in percussion performance from the Manhattan School of Music studying with Fred Hinger, Chris Lamb, James Preiss and Claire Heldrich.