Tim Jones

Timothy Jones, D.M.A.

Division of Percussion Studies, Coordinator; Division of Rock Music Studies, Coordinator

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Timothy Jones is an Associate Professor of Music in Percussion Studies and the Coordinator of History of Rock at UNLV. His book Rock ‘n’ Roll Origins and Innovators is in its 2nd edition, and he has several published articles in Percussive Notes, DrumScene, PercusScene, and Not So Modern Drummer. His TedX presentation on the marimba is published as the introduction to the keyboard chapter of Gary Cook’s Teaching Percussionenhanced 3rd edition.

In May 2009, Dr. Jones was awarded the CFA “Outstanding Teacher of the Year,” and in 2011, the “Outstanding Alumnus of the Year.” He has served as coordinator for the LVMF Percussion Institute, as faculty on ZISAMP-USA and the Vienna Percussion Symposium, TAPS Long Beach and Adelaide; and he has served as co-director of the Australian National Drum and Percussion Camp.

Beyond solo and chamber percussion engagements Dr. Jones has a long list of performing credits including the Amadeus Orchestra, Las Vegas Opera, the Las Vegas Philharmonic, Mary Wilson, Andrea Bocelli, Michael Buble, Sarah Brightman, Josh Groban, Peter Cetera, Natalie Merchant, Don Rickles, the Irish Tenors, the Wild Celts, Mojo Risin’ Nick Hawkins, Carl Fontana and Nebojsa Zivkovic. Performance CD and DVD credits include Hit Man (David Foster), Under the Desert Sky (Andrea Bocelli), Songs From The Drunk Tank (Wild Celts), Leaving Las Vegas (The Killers), A Tribute to Peggy Lee (Buddy Greco), Live at the Desert Inn (Brian Evans) and four UNLV Marimba Band recordings. Dr. Jones endorses Vic Firth, Sabian, Grover Pro Percussion, Remo, and Majestic Percussion.