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Barry Dove

Barry Dove, a native Baltimorean, is acclaimed as one of today's outstanding percussionists. 

The Washington Post's critic cited Dove's "...superhuman dexterity [which] made his marimba seem to play itself...Barry Dove [is] a marvelous player... barry doveBarry Dove played with assurance and amazing agility...Exceptionally virtuosic marimba playing... Barry Dove brought wit and impressive voltage."

The Baltimore Sun critic cited "Barry Dove gave a calmly virtuosic, highly expressive account of the demanding solo part."

He received his Bachelor's degree in Music Education, his Performer's Certificate, and his Master's degree from the Peabody Conservatory of Music.  Mr. Dove also attended the University of Ghana in Accra studying West African drumming styles of the Ewe, Akan and Dagarti people.  In addition he has  studied at the University de la Havana with special interests in Santeria Bata drumming.

Mr. Dove's primary teachers have been Buster Bailey, Fred Begun, Shirley Givens, Jonathan Haas, Dennis Kain, Dale Rauschenberg, Berl Senofsky, Leigh Howard Stevens, Scott Stevens, Glen Velez, Sandip Burman and Ganesh Kumar. 

He is the Principal Percussionist of the Washington Contemporary Music Forum, Principal Timpanist of the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, Key West Symphony Orchestra and is a section percussion player with Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra.  Mr. Dove also plays and has toured with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and is a percussionist for the National Theatre Playbill in Washington DC.  Mr. Dove is vibraphonist of the Barry Dove Jazz Quartet and founder of Global Percussion Trio and has been a percussion instructor at University of Maryland Baltimore County and Loyola College.

In 1987 Barry Dove was the First Prize Winner in the Yale Gordon Concerto Competition, a prize which included a solo performance with the Peabody Symphony Orchestra in May of that year.  He has also been a soloist with the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, Roberts Hopkins Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra and the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra.  Mr. Dove has been heard as a recitalist at Franklin and Marshall College, Hood College, Levine school of Music, Loyola College, The roberts Hopkins University Shriver Hall, Strathmore Hall, University of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, Bucknell University, Western Maryland College, Music in the Great Hall, the Walden School of Music and the Walters Art Gallery. 

Mr. Dove has recorded his debut CD "Global Percussion Trio 2005," Judith Lang Zaimont’s Hidden Heritage on Arabesque CD, Dominick Argento’s A Water Bird Talk, Baltimore Chamber Live and Robert Macht Suite for Javanese Gamelan. He also records for National Geographic Explorer Channel, The Learning Channel, The Discovery Channel, a PBS special with Wynton Marsalis, Denyce Graves, Take 6, Patti LaBelle and numerous radio and television jingles. Mr. Dove has toured with Linda Ronstadt and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. He is active as a recitalist/clinician and is a Gordon Artist.

Barry Dove is a sponsor and endorser of Zildjian cymbals, Vic Firth Sticks and Mallets , Latin Percussion and Blackswamp Percussion exclusively.

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Brian Prechtl

Brian Prechtl is the newest member of the Global Percussion Trio. Brian has been a member of the percussion section of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra since 2003.  Before joining the BSO,brian prechtl he was a member of the percussion section of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the Columbus Symphony Orchestra in Columbus, Ohio and the Toledo Symphony Orchestra. 

 Mr. Prechtl is active as a composer, having world premiere performances at the Grand Teton Music Festival, the Eastman School and in Fort Wayne. Indiana, Baltimore and Chicago.  He has won composition prizes from the Percussive Arts Society and the College Music Society.  He has recently been commissioned from colleagues in the Baltimore Symphony, the Colorado Symphony, the Chicago Symphony, the St,. Louis Symphony and the Buffalo Philharmonic.

Education has been a primary area of focus for Mr Prechtl.  Prior to joining the BSO, Mr. Prechtl was a band director at a small private school.  He has served on the national education committee of the Percussive Arts Society and he currently serves as a member of the education committee of the BSO. Brian has created two educational concerts for the 05 – 06 season of the Baltimore Symphony, the Mystery Express and Shake Rattle and Roll.  Shake Rattle and Roll features Mr. Prechtl as actor, soloist and composer.

Brian is married to violist Margaret Prechtl, and they have three children, Jason, Naomi and Adam.  The entire Prechtl family spends the summers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming where Brian and Margaret have performed in the Grand Teton Music Festival since 1991.

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Jon Seligman

Jon Seligman leads the percussion department at McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland, jon seligmanteaching lessons, pedagogy, ensemble and world music classes. His performing and recording credits include the McDaniel College Faculty Jazz Quintet, Michael Formanek’s Minor Infractions Ensemble, Jon Metzger, Tim Jenkins, and Christopher James Band.

Mr. Seligman’s formal studies include: Berklee College of Music; Summer Institutes in Cuban, Hindustani, Turkish, and West African music, history and culture at the New England Conservatory; The Arabic Music Retreat at Mt. Holyoke College; and studies with Eddie Moore (drum set), Glen Velez (frame drumming), Michael Merhej (Arab tambourine), and Ganesh Kumar (South Indian kanjira and solkattu).

His latest CD, Quintet Music, will be released in the fall of 2009.

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