Randy Hogancamp

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As the faculty percussionist in the UNI School of Music since 1972, Randy Hogancamp maintains a full Studio of University and private students in applied percussion, teaches percussion methods, pedagogy and percussion literature, and directs the UNI Percussion/Marimba Ensembles and the UNI West African Drum Ensemble (UNI-WADE).

He performs regularly as timpanist and principal percussionist with the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra, the Waterloo/Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of Iowa, and with the New Hampshire Music Festival Orchestra, the Des Moines Symphony and the Cedar Rapids Symphony Orchestra. In addition Mr. Hogancamp has been a member of the Bill Shepherd Red Hots Dixieland, Show and Big Bands and is a free-lance percussionist in and around the Midwest appearing with touring artists such as Shirley Jones, Hal Linden, Steve & Edie, Roger Williams, Bob Hope, Red Skelton, John Davidson, Mac Davis and Harry Blackstone, Jr. and Broadway shows including Annie, Grand Hotel, Evita, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and Chorus Line.

Summers find Randy and his wife, Jane (also a percussionist) involved in many musical ensembles. For 14 years Randy played percussion for the Waterloo Community Playhouse Musicals (in total more than one full year in the pit!). They both spend early summers playing in the Cedar Falls and Waterloo Municipal Bands while in July and August they are in New England as members of the New Hampshire Music Festival Orchestra. Jane and Randy also enjoy working together on projects for their home including landscaping and transforming musical instruments into decorative furnishings. Weather permitting they enjoy walking, jogging, and cross-country skiing. In their spare time they like to travel and explore, especially in Chicago and New England.

Mr. Hogancamp is an active recitalist and soloist on and off campus and has presented percussion clinics at IBA and IMEA as well as in several states and Canada. He is currently a clinician for Sabian Cymbals and Mike Balter Mallets and serves as a consultant for school music programs and as an adjudicator for contests and All-State events in Iowa and the surrounding states.

Randy has commissioned two major works for percussion that were dedicated to him: Concerto 440 by Dan Spalding and Powers of Five by Peter Hamlin. In addition the UNI Percussion Ensembles have premiered several works including the world premieres of Ventures (1979) by Lathon Jernigan. Three Patchen Songs (1984) by Mary Place-Badarak, The Greenfly (1987) by Janika Vandervelde, and Three Views from the Hill (1993) by Jeremy Beck, the United States premieres of Signals (1985) by Torsten Nilsson and Teufelstanz (1988) by Nancy Van de Vate, and the Iowa premiere of Junctures (1991) by Ted Piltzecker. Teufelstanz will be featured on a compact disc of works by Nancy Van de Vate issued by Vienna Masters.

Mr. Hogancampís students have been successful in auditions and competitions including All-State, Major Landers, Omaha Symphony and Fort Dodge Symphony Young Artists, Presser Scholarships, WAMSO Young Artists, MTNA, American Wind Symphony, Ohio Light Opera, and collegiate scholarships.

Mr. Hogancamp holds a bachelorís degree in music education from the University of Northern Iowa and a masterís degree in percussion performance from Northwestern University. He has studied percussion with Richard Talbut, Haskell Harr, James Coffin, Roy Knapp, Farrell Morris and Terry Applebaum and conducting with Henry Romersa and Bernard Rubenstein. He recently completed a program of study in Ewe drumming at the Dagbe Cultural Institute and Arts Center, Kopeyia, Ghana, West Africa.


Title Genre Level Price
Anything for You (Mar. Ens. plus perc.) Percussion INT $35.00
Aquarius/Let the sunshine In (Mallet Ens.) Percussion INT $35.00
Conga (Mar. Ens. w/perc.) Percussion INT/ADV $40.00
Drum Roll Blues (Mult. Perc.) Percussion EASY $5.00
Etudes for the Multiple Percussionist Percussion INT/ADV $25.00
No Accidents, Please (Drum Set) Percussion INT/ADV $5.00
Off the Beaten Track (Drum Set) Percussion INT $5.00
P.T. s Folly (Mult. Perc.) Percussion INT $5.00
Pedagogical Perspectives in Percussion CD $25.00
Pedagogical Perspectives in Percussion Method Books INT/ADV $25.00
Pedagogical Perspectives in Percussion Percussion INT/ADV $25.00
Q.T. & S. (Drum Set) Percussion INT/ADV $5.00
Renisku (Taiko quartet) Percussion EASY $25.00
S Not a Rondo (Mult. Perc.) Percussion EAS/INT $5.00
Stille Nacht (Mar. Ens.) Percussion INT $35.00
Time Zones Revisited (Drum Set) Percussion INT/ADV $5.00
Zorros Revenge (Mult. Perc) Percussion EAS/INT $5.00

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