LARRY STOCKTON, percussion,
is a graduate of Western Carolina University, with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music and music education, and a DMA in music education from Temple University. He is a specialist in traditional Japanese music, specifically music of the Kabuki Theater, as well as percussion traditions from around the world. Â Dr. Stockton teaches World Music Traditions, Music of West Africa, Music of Japan, Jazz, East Asian Studies and various other courses at Lafayette, where he serves as Head of the Music Department, and also directs the Percussion Ensemble. He is active as a performer (percussion), conductor, and clinician, having performed and studied throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, Japan, Korea, Ghana, and Indonesia. He has published numerous articles and conducted workshops in Japanese music and various world music traditions and is a frequent lecturer at area colleges.