Bob Becker, a founding member of the percussion ensemble Nexus and a virtuoso on xylophone, marimba and tabla, Bob Becker received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Eastman School of Music where he studied percussion with William Street and John Beck and composition with Warren Benson. He also did post-graduate study in the World Music program at Wesleyan University. For several yeas Becker was percussionist with the Paul Winter Consort and a regular member of the ensemble Steve Reich and Musicians.
Becker is also a founding member of the Flaming Dono West African Dance and Drum Ensemble in Toronto. He also appears regularly as an independent soloist and clinician. Becker’s compositions and arrangements are performed regularly by percussion groups worldwide, and he has a long association with dance and has created music for the Joffrey Ballet in New York among others.