David Riccobono

2018 Round Top Music Festival

David Riccobono
Los Angeles, CA
University of Southern California
David Riccobono is currently pursuing a Master of Music degree in Percussion Performance at the Thornton School of Music of the University of Southern California. Leading up to his graduate studies, David received a Bachelor of Arts degree in music from the University of California, Los Angeles. David is now studying with Jim Babor and Joe Pereira, and had previously studied with Raynor Carroll and Theresa Dimond. He most recently received the PASIC Cloyd Duff Scholarship for 2017.

By studying music in Los Angeles, David has been exposed to many opportunities to perform in multiple areas of percussion. He is a substitute and extra timpanist for the San Diego Symphony. He performs as a section percussionist in the Debut Orchestra, while often subs in the American Youth Symphony, Dream Orchestra, and Peninsula Symphony. He has performed with chamber ensembles including Eighth Blackbird and the Culver City Chamber Orchestra. In the marching arts, he was a snare drummer in the Pacific Crest Drum and Bugle Corps as well as the UCLA Bruin Marching Band. He also studied the art of traditional Japanese drumming as a member of Kyodo Taiko for four years. On top of these, David freelances as a percussionist, timpanist, drum set player, and taiko drummer in various ensembles around the greater Los Angeles area.