Bob Accurso received his AS degree in Music from Villa Maria College and his BFA degree in Music Performance from the State University of New York at Buffalo where he studied with Lynn Harbold and Jan Williams. He has served as Instructor of Percussion for Villa Maria College and for the State University College at Buffalo. He was the President of the New York State Chapter of the Percussive Arts Society between 2001 and 2008. Bob has been a member of the Maelström Percussion Ensemble since 1986 and has been its Executive Director since 1990. With Maelström, he has performed for the Lincoln Center Institute for the Arts, the Kennedy Center, the DCI World Championships, the Percussive Arts Society’s International Convention in 1999 and 2003, and at universities and concert halls across the country. In 2006, Bob performed for the Rochester International Jazz Festival with high energy, new jazz group, Hard Logic. Bob is an Artist/Endorser for KAT Electronic Percussion, and recently composed and performed a work for solo electronic percussionist for the Creative Education Foundation’s International Conference. He has also been commissioned by The Commissioning Project and the Lockport City Ballet. A mallet player, drum-set artist, hand drummer, multiple percussionist, and composer, Bob has devoted his career to exploring the vast and dynamic world of percussion.