Randy Hogancamp

Associate Professor of Percussion
M.M. - Northwestern University

Office: 18 Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center
Phone: (319) 273-2228
Email: Randy.Hogancamp@uni.edu


As the faculty percussionist in the UNI School of Music since 1972, Randy Hogancamp maintains a full Studio of University students in applied percussion, teaches percussion methods, percussion pedagogy, and percussion literature, and directs the UNI Percussion/Marimba, West African (UNI-WADE), and TAIKO Drum Ensembles. He performs regularly as timpanist and principal percussionist with the Waterloo/Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of Iowa, the New Hampshire Music Festival Orchestra, and with the Des Moines Symphony and the Cedar Rapids Symphony Orchestra.

In addition Hogancamp has been a member of the Bill Shepherd Red Hots Dixieland, Show and Big Bands and is a free-lance percussionist in and around the Midwest appearing with touring artists such as Shirley Jones, Hal Linden, Steve & Edie, Roger Williams, Bob Hope, Red Skelton, John Davidson, Mac Davis and Harry Blackstone, Jr. and Broadway shows including Annie, Grand Hotel, Evita, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and Chorus Line.

Hogancamp is an active recitalist and soloist on and off campus and has presented percussion clinics at IBA and IMEA as well as in several states and Canada . He is currently a clinician for Sabian Cymbals and Mike Balter Mallets and serves as a consultant for school music programs and as an adjudicator for contests and All-State events in Iowa and the surrounding states. Randy has commissioned two major works for percussion that were dedicated to him: Concerto 440 by Dan Spalding and Powers of Five by Peter Hamlin.

In addition the UNI Percussion Ensembles have premiered several works including the world premieres of Ventures (1979) by Lathon Jernigan. Three Patchen Songs (1984) by Mary Place-Badarak, The Greenfly (1987) by Janika Vandervelde, and Three Views from the Hill (1993) by Jeremy Beck, the United States premieres of Signals (1985) by Torsten Nilsson and Teufelstanz (1988) by Nancy Van de Vate, and the Iowa premiere of Junctures (1991) by Ted Piltzecker. Teufelstanz is featured on a compact disc of works by Nancy Van de Vate issued by Vienna Masters. His students have been successful in auditions and competitions including All-State, Major Landers, Omaha Symphony and Fort Dodge Symphony Young Artists (First Prize Winners), Presser Scholarships (First Prize Winners), WAMSO Young Artists (Grand Prize Winner), MTNA, American Wind Symphony, Ohio Light Opera, and collegiate scholarships.

Hogancamp holds a bachelor's degree in music education from the University of Northern Iowa and a master's degree in percussion performance from Northwestern University . He has studied percussion with Richard Talbut, Haskell Harr, James Coffin, Roy Knapp, Farrell Morris and Terry Applebaum and conducting with Henry Romersa and Bernard Rubenstein. Hogancamp has participated in a program of study in Ewe drumming at the Dagbe Cultural Institute and Arts Center, Kopeyia, Ghana, West Africa as well as a semester of study in Malinke drumming with Tam Tam Mandigue Taylor , Mahiri Keita and Madou Dembele.  He has also studied TAIKO drumming with John Yost at the Old Town School of Folk Music as well as with Amy Homma and Hide Yoshihashi at the Japanese American Service Committee in Chicago.

Hogancamp recently completed a book, Pedagogical Perspectives in Percussion:  Educational Essays (published as a CD by ReallyGoodMusic.com) during his 2009-2010 Professional Development Assignment.