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Kenneth Lee Broadway
School of Music/Percussion

Equally at home behind timpani, steel pan, or the drum set, Dr. Kenneth Broadway has a passion for training the next generation of teachers, performers, and leaders in the field of music.  He has served as Director of Percussion Studies at the University of Florida since 1997 and served in similar capacities at the University of South Dakota and Augusta State University.  Students from UF have gone on to careers in music education, assistantships at graduate schools throughout the US, college teaching positions, and performance and teaching posts as far off as Scotland and Australia.  Ensembles from UF have performed at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (1998, 2003, 2005, 2023) and numerous “Day of Percussion” state meetings.   Dr. Broadway has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Spoleto Festival, and with symphonies in California, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, South Carolina, and South Dakota, and has performed on six continents and throughout the United States.  He has also traveled to Belize, Spain, and Kenya as part of the World Music Mission, a multi-national network of musicians, writers, worship leaders, engineers, and ethno-musicologists.  Recent research has taken Dr. Broadway to Quito, Ecuador where he was Artist in Residence at the National Conservatory, the University of Central Ecuador, and the Fundación Cultural Armonia.  Other professional engagements include travel to the United Kingdom where he served as Artist in Residence at the University of York and presented on steel pan performance for the StreetLife York community engagement program.  In addition he conducted research in Cuba and India, studying with master percussionists from those cultures' rich drumming traditions.  As a performer, composer, and presenter, Dr. Broadway 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.

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. In addition, he also has several works published by C. Alan Publications. Dr. Broadway is active in the Percussive Arts Society, the College Music Society, and NACWPI.  He is the Past President of the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors (2010-12) 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 Salyers Percussion/Encore Mallets. Dr. Broadway received the BM, MM, and DMA degrees from the University of Georgia.  Check out the University of Florida Percussion Studio on Facebook.

Contact Information
Music Building
Room #233D
Campus Map
Office Hours
By Appt.
Mailing Address

130 MUB P.O. Box 117900
Gainesville, Fl 32611-7900

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