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Joseph Tompkins

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Joseph Tompkins

Rutgers University

Joseph Tompkins has performed with many of the major orchestras in the New York City area, including the New York Philharmonic, the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the New Jersey Symphony, the St. Luke’s Orchestra, and the REBEL Baroque Orchestra.  For ten years Tompkins performed new music in a variety of settings with Timetable, a percussion trio he co-founded that committed to commissioning and performing new works.  He has written a number of pieces for rudimental snare drum, which have been performed in the United States and abroad. Tompkins has studied Latin percussion at the Boys Harbor Conservatory with Jose Madeira and George Delgado, and with Rolando Morales and Javier Diaz. He can be heard on soundtracks for a number of feature films and has performed in over a dozen Broadway productions. Currently, he is head of the percussion department at the Mason Gross School of Rutgers University. Tompkins received his Bachelors degree from the Eastman School of Music and his Masters degree from the Manhattan School.