Jim Babor

Jim Babor has been a member of the Los Angeles Philharmonic since 1993. In addition to his performances with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Mr. Babor regularly participates in concerts for the Philharmonic’s Green Umbrella Series.

Mr. Babor received his B.M. degree from Texas A&M University, Commerce in Commerce, Texas and his M.M. from the Cleveland Institute of Music in Cleveland, Ohio. He has performed with the Cleveland Orchestra, the Toronto Symphony, the Seattle Symphony, the Kansas City Symphony, and the New World Symphony. He has also been fortunate enough to perform with So Percussion.

Mr. Babor has given master classes at numerous institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, PASIC, and the Far East.

Jim is a Remo Orchestral Artist and an endorser of Pearl/Adams Percussion, Sabian Cymbals, and Freer Percussion Products. He is also on the faculty of the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California.

About the Session

Stepping Back into Basics: How to Stay on Course During a Pandemic

So my idea is to focus on how I actually play… my technique: why I use the techniques I do, how they pertain to the music, auditions, nerves, etc. My philosophy for the clinic (and for my students at USC) this year is that now is the time to go back to basics… there are no auditions happening anyway, so its a good time to revisit your own playing in depth. Refine and hone your technique. I will cover Grip, loud and soft single strokes, loud and soft rolls, grace notes/ornaments, etc. In a 30 minute clinic.

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