Dr. Robert Brudvig is the director of percussion studies and associate professor of music at Oregon State University. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in percussion performance from The University of Arizona. He also holds a Master of Arts in teaching from Portland State University and a Bachelor of Music from Oregon State University.
An active performer, Brudvig has held professional engagements with the Tucson Symphony, Oregon Symphony, Oregon Ballet Theater, Portland Opera, Arizona Opera, Oregon Coast Music Festival, Cascade Festival of Music and the Ernest Bloch Music Festival. He has performed throughout the United States, including at Carnegie Hall; as a solo performer, as a member of the Orkota Percussion Duo, and as a member of Starfire – a trio of two harps and percussion. Brudvig’s international performance engagements have included tours of Japan, China, and Germany. He has performed as percussion soloist with the Corvallis-OSU Symphony Orchestra, University of Arizona Orchestra, and the Portland State University Orchestra.
Brudvig is a member of the education and pedagogy committees of the Percussion Arts Society (PAS) and is secretary of the Oregon chapter. He is also a member of the Oregon Music Educators Association and the National Association for Music Education (NAfME – formerly MENC.) In addition to his percussion duties at OSU, Brudvig teaches music theory, aural skills, applied lessons, percussion methods and The History of Rock and Roll.