Percussion Academy

Joshua Bowman


A native of Southern California, percussionist Joshua Bowman currently serves as the Percussion Technician for the IU Jacobs School of Music percussion department. Prior to joining the staff at IU, he served as the Director of Percussion and Assistant Director of Athletics Bands at Christopher Newport University.

An active performer and educator, Joshua has presented recitals and clinics throughout the United States for high school and college music programs, All-State and regional honor bands, music education conferences, and PAS Days of Percussion. His Primary performance area is in contemporary solo and chamber music, orchestral repertoire, and electro-acoustic music that explore the use of live and fixed media elements. In the area of research Joshua has a vested interest in percussion pedagogy and education.

As a performer, he served as principal percussionist and timpanist for the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra of Columbus Ohio from 2007-2014. During his tenure with ProMusica Joshua was fortunate to collaborate with soloists, conductors, and composers on new and groundbreaking repertoire in the orchestral world. In addition to his work with ProMusica, he is regularly engaged as a percussionist with the Indianapolis and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra.

Joshua’s education credentials include a Masters and Doctorate from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and a Bachelor of Music degree from California State University, Fullerton. His primary teachers have been Kevin Bobo, Gerry Carlyss, Anthony Cirone, Steve Houghton, Todd Miller, Michael Spiro, and John Tafoya.

Joshua is a proud endorser of Innovative Percussion, SABIAN cymbals, and Black Swamp percussion.