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Jeff Vick

Jeffrey H. Vick received his Bachelor of Music Education degree from The University of Arizona (1989) where he studied with Gary D. Cook, and a Master of Education in Music degree from Montana State University (1991) with Dan Moore.  Other percussion teachers have included Kenneth Beard, Robert Vasquez, Ted Small, and numerous lessons/masterclasses with the late Cloyd Duff (Cleveland Orchestra).

After 34 years in public education, he retired in June 2022 as the Instrumental and General Music Teacher at Anderson School District #41 (29 years),  LaMotte School District #43 (11 years), and as an Adjunct Instructor of Music at Montana State University-Bozeman (MUSI 428 – Gamelan Sekar Gunung, 11 years).

In addition to maintaining a private lesson studio, current performing ensembles include Principal Timpanist and Percussionist with the Bozeman Symphony, Intermountain Opera, Helena Symphony, Montana TheatreWorks and Montana Ballet Orchestras, Substitute Principal Timpanist with the Wyoming Symphony, a member of PercOrchestra, and the Bozeman Trail Chamber Players.  He was also Principal Timpanist of the Billings Symphony from 2007-2015 and continues as a Substitute Timpanist/Percussionist with the group, and was Principal Timpanist with the Big Sky Classical Music Festival from 2013-2022.

He has appeared as a guest artist or soloist with the Ahn Trio, Bozeman Symphony, Cascade String Quartet, Gallatin Woodwind Quintet, Mannheim Steamroller, Mistral Duo, MSU Percussion Ensemble, MSU-Billings Percussion Ensemble, and the MSU Chamber Orchestra.