Jeremy Maytum

percussionist, music educator, arranger

“Do you realize that we're meteorites; almost as soon as we're born, we have to disappear?”

-Iannis Xenakis

Jeremy Maytum, a native of Colorado, is a graduate of Colorado State University in 2009, where he earned the Master’s Degree in Percussion Performance and served as the Graduate Teaching Assistant for the award-winning CSU Percussion Studio. Jeremy completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Percussion Performance from Colorado State University-Pueblo in 2007. His primary teachers include Aaron Turner and Dr. Eric Hollenbeck. He has participated in masterclasses and received instruction from marimbists Tom Burritt and She-E Wu, as well as acclaimed percussionists Steven Schick and Robert Van Sice. As an orchestral musician, Jeremy has performed with the Cheyenne Symphony in Wyoming, the Fort Collins Symphony, the Greeley and Boulder Philharmonic, and the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. He has also made a guest appearance playing timpani with The United States Army Field Band in Washington, D.C. To fuel his love of performing new percussion music in small chamber settings, Jeremy was a founding member of the Vasanta Percussion Quartet, located in Fort Collins, CO. 

Jeremy has formerly served as the Adjunct Professor of Percussion at Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne, WY. Additionally, he has held the position of Director of Percussion Studies at Bear Creek High School in Lakewood, CO as well as Assistant Director of Percussion at Loveland High School in Loveland, CO and front ensemble instructor at Fossil Ridge High School in Fort Collins, CO. Under his direction, Bear Creek HS was awarded the 2014 RMPA Concert World Class State Championship . A dedicated performer in the world of the marching arts, Jeremy served as timpanist for the Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps in 2005.

Mr. Maytum is currently pursuing his Doctorate of Musical Arts in Percussion Performance and Pedagogy at the University of Kentucky, where he studies with Jim Campbell and serves as the Graduate Teaching Assistant. He regularly performs with the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra as a substitute percussionist, the Lexington Chamber Orchestra as principal timpanist, as well as a member of the newly-formed percussion quartet BlueSHIFT. Recent engagements with BlueSHIFT included a 5-state tour of universities in the midwest and mountain region performing newly commissioned percussion music written for the quartet, and as a featured ensemble at the Outside The Box New Music Festival in Carbondale, IL. He is also on percussion staff with Beechwood High School Marching Band in Fort Mitchell, KY and the 6-time BOA National Champion Adair County High School Marching Band in Columbia, KY. Under his instruction, Adair County HS was named the 2016 and 2017 Bands Of America Class A National Champion in Indianapolis, IN. As an international performer, Jeremy completed a week-long residency at Inner Mongolia University in Hohhot, China, and served as timpanist for the 2016 Prague Summer Nights Music Festival in the Czech Republic. Mr. Maytum teaches privately in Lexington, KY and the surrounding area.