Jeffrey Vick

Gamelan Ensemble

Jeffrey H. Vick (Director, MSU Gamelan Sekar Gunung) is currently the Principal Timpanist and Percussionist with the Bozeman Symphony, Billings Symphony, Intermountain Opera, and Montana Ballet Orchestras, the Music Educator at Anderson School District #41 and LaMotte School District #43 in Bozeman, a member of PercOrchestra, Flutes and Friends, Pantana, and maintains a private studio. He was a founding member of the Gamelan Sekar Gunung in 2000 and has been active as a composer, arranger and performer with the group since.

Jeff received his Bachelor of Music Education degree from The University of Arizona where he studied with Gary D. Cook, and a Master of Education in Music degree from Montana State University – Bozeman with Dan Moore. Other percussion teachers have included Ted Small (Colorado Symphony), and numerous lessons/masterclasses with the late Cloyd Duff (Cleveland Orchestra), Dean Gronemeier, William Moersch, Andy Narell, Ed Soph and Julie Spencer.

He has appeared as a soloist or guest artist with the Mistral Duo, Cascade String Quartet, Gallatin Woodwind Quintet, Bozeman Symphony, Billings Symphony, MSU Percussion Ensemble, MSU - Billings Percussion Ensemble and the MSU Chamber Orchestra. He has served as an adjudicator for the Montana District Four, Five, Six and Nine Music Festivals, the Eastern Half State Music Festival, and both All-State and All-Northwest Honor Ensemble Auditions. Conference presentations include the Montana Music Educators Conference (1998, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2013), the Montana Chapter of PAS Day of Percussion (2008, 2012), and the 1995 International Conference on Percussion Music at The University of Arizona.

He is the recipient of a Montana Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship Award (1992), and a Phi Delta Kappa Professional Development Grant (1998) for gamelan study/research in Bali, Indonesia.