Gordon Stout is professor of percussion at Ithaca College. Before coming to Ithaca College in 1980, he taught at St. Mary's College in Maryland. Stout has a B.M. in percussion and a M.M. in composition, as well as the Performers Certificate from the Eastman School of Music. He studied percussion with James Salmon and John Beck and composition with Joseph Schwantner, Samuel Adler and Warren Benson. Stout has appeared as featured marimbist at twelve Percussive Arts Society International Conventions, as well as in Japan, Europe, Thailand, Singapore, and Mexico. His compositions are available from G&C Music at www.gordonstout.net, or from Keyboard Percussion Publications at www.mostlymarimba.com. A complete list of his recordings can be found at www.gordonstout.net.