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John Wooton

Dr. John Wooton

Full Professor


John Wooton is a lover of music as he performs, teaches, and listens to a variety of genres, but prefers a blend of jazz and several Caribbean styles.  Known as a rudimental specialist, John actually gets more work as a singer and steel pan player.  So, when he isn’t flipping sticks and playing ratamacues around the globe, you can find him dressed in linen playing at a casino, on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, or dressed in style playing at a jazz club in New Orleans. Otherwise you can find him on a basketball or tennis court trying to stay young.  An 81% free throw shooter and 4.0 tennis player, recently bumped down from a 4.5…, proof that age is winning.    The past couple years Dr. Throwdown has played paradiddles with stick tosses and hertas with “Hi Moms” as well as flam 5s and diminished scales on his steel pans, in places like The Forbidden City, Novi Sad, Ludz, Bucaramanga, Biella, San Juan, Missoula, Rome, Pescara, General Roca, Xinxiang, Buenos Aires, Lima, Houston, Gdansk, Vien

  • DMA - University of Iowa (1994)
  • MM - University of North Texas (1987)
  • BM - University of Louisiana at Lafayette (1985)

Applied Percussion, Percussion Ensemble, Steel Pan Orchestra, Percussion Methods, Percussion Arranging and Composing, Percussion Pedagogy, Percussion Pedagogy.

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  • Title IX: Preventing Sexual Misconduct for Faculty and Staff – "Responsible Employee" Edition

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