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Dr. Jeffrey Barudin

Associate Professor, Music

J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts 2155
(636) 255-2260

Biographical Information

Dr. Jeffrey Barudin is a dynamic and innovative percussion performer and pedagogue. He has performed as a soloist and ensemble member around the world, including several performances at PASIC and PAS Days of Percussion. He has also participated in numerous world premiere performances and recordings. His playing has been praised as having "...the naturalness of conversation" and "joy that cascades from every note."

He can be heard on several commercially available CDs, including the Grammy-winning Songs of Innocence and Experience, composed by William Bolcom and conducted by Maestro Leonard Slatkin. Other CD appearances include performances with the University of Michigan Symphony Band, the University of Michigan Percussion Ensemble, and the Bassoon Chamber Music Composition Competition. He has worked with several important composers, collaborating closely with Michael Daugherty for his timpani concerto “Raise the Roof” and Bright Sheng for his marimba concerto “Colors of Crimson.” He has also worked with noted composers David T. Little, Kristen Kuster, Asaf Peres, and David Biedenbender. He has articles published in Percussion Notes and the PAS Educator’s Companion, and his compositions are published through C-Alan Publications and the Heartland Marimba Publications.

He is currently an associate professor of music at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Mo., where his primary functions are serving as the conductor of the Lindenwood University Symphony Orchestra and overseeing the percussion studio. He has also served on the faculty at the New England Music Camp in Sidney, Maine. Barudin is the principal timpanist with the St. Louis Civic Orchestra and the Town & Country Symphony Orchestra and a frequent collaborator with Chamber Project STL. He received his D.M.A. and M.M. degrees from the University of Michigan and his B.S. in music education from Penn State University. His primary instructors were Dan C. Armstrong, Gifford Howarth, Joseph Gramley, and Michael Udow.

Barudin is proud to represent the Yamaha Corporation as an educational performing artist and to endorse Sabian cymbals, Innovative Percussion mallets and products, and Black Swamp percussion. For more information, please visit his website at


Lindenwood University
209 S. Kingshighway
St. Charles, MO 63301