Equally at home behind timpani, steel pan, or the drumset, Dr. Kenneth Broadway has a passion for training the next generation of teachers, performers, and leaders in the field of music. He has served as Director of Percussion Studies at the University of Florida since 1997, and served in similar capacities at the University of South Dakota and Augusta State University. Students from UF have gone on to careers in music education, assistantships at graduate schools throughout the US, college teaching positions, and performance and teaching posts as far off as Scotland and Australia. Ensembles from UF have performed at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (1998, 2003) and numerous “Day of Percussion” state meetings. Dr. Broadway has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Spoleto Festival, and with symphonies in California, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, South Carolina, and South Dakota. He has also traveled to Belize, Spain, and Kenya as part of the World Music Mission, a multi-national network of musicians, writers, worship leaders, engineers and ethno-musicologists. Recent research has taken Dr. Broadway to the United Kingdom where he served as Artist in Residence at the University of York and presented on steel pan performance for the StreetLife York community engagement program. Other research included travel to Cuba and India to study with master percussionists from those cultures' rich drumming traditions. As a performer, composer, and presenter, Dr. Broadway has appeared at various conferences and symposiums throughout North America, Europe and Australia. Among these are the Midwest Clinic, the Percussive Arts Society International Convention, the Symposium of the International Musicological Society, the College Music Society International Convention, the Hawaii International Conference on the Arts and Humanities, the World Saxophone Congress, The Music Educators National Conference, the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors National Conference, and the North American Saxophone Alliance National Conference.
His compact disc with the LYNX Duo (Music for Saxophone and Percussion) is available on the Mark Custom Recording label, and he is featured on other recordings on the Mark and Capstone labels. Dr. Broadway is active in the Percussive Arts Society, the College Music Society, and NACWPI. He is the Past President of the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors (2010-12), and is the Past President of the Florida Chapter (2005-08) and Past President of the South Dakota Chapter (1994-97) of the Percussive Arts Society. He is a Performing Artist for the Yamaha Corporation of America, and educational endorser for Remo Drumheads, Sabian Cymbals and Salyers Percussion/Encore Mallets. Dr. Broadway received the BM, MM, and DMA degrees from the University of Georgia. Check out the University of Florida Percussion Studio on Facebook.