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Gene Fambrough

Assistant Director of Bands, Associate Professor of Percussion This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Gene Fambrough, D.M.A., is Assistant Director of Bands and Associate Professor of Percussion at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he has been on the faculty since 2001. He holds degrees from The University of Georgia, East Carolina University, and The University of Alabama. He directs the UAB Percussion Ensemble, Steel Band, Electro-Acoustic Percussion Group, and Blazer Band, serves as percussion arranger and instructor for the UAB Marching Blazers, and is the assistant conductor for the UAB Wind Symphony and Symphony Band. His compositions are published by Innovative Percussion and T.A.P. Publications. As a performer, he has appeared with the Alabama Symphony, the North Carolina Symphony, Panama Steel, The Bizarre Arte Ensemble, and the Spirit of Atlanta drum and bugle corps. Dr. Fambrough’s articles have appeared in Percussive Notes and The Instrumentalist. He has performed and presented clinics at the Alabama PAS Day of Percussion, the AMEA Convention, and the National MTNA Conference.

Prior to his appointment at UAB, he spent three years in public school education as both assistant band director and band director at Oak Grove High School in Bessemer, Alabama. His professional affiliations include the Percussive Arts Society, Music Educators National Conference, Kappa Kappa Psi, and Pi Kappa Lambda. He is a clinician/endorser for Pearl/Adams percussion, Sabian cymbals, Innovative Percussion sticks and mallets, Evans drumheads, and Black Swamp accessories.