a native Baltimorean, is acclaimed as one of today's outstanding
The Washington Post's critic cited Dove's "...superhuman
dexterity [which] made his marimba seem to play itself...Barry
Dove [is] a marvelous player... Barry Dove played with assurance
and amazing agility...Exceptionally virtuosic marimba playing...
Barry Dove brought wit and impressive voltage."
Sun critic cited "Barry Dove gave a calmly virtuosic,
highly expressive account of the demanding solo part."
received his Bachelor's degree in Music Education, his Performer's
Certificate, and his Master's degree from the Peabody Conservatory
of Music. Mr. Dove also attended the University of Ghana
in Accra studying West African drumming styles of the Ewe,
Akan and Dagarti people. In addition he has studied
at the University de la Havana with special interests in Santeria
Mr. Dove's primary teachers have been Buster
Bailey, Fred Begun, Shirley Givens, Jonathan Haas, Dennis Kain,
Dale Rauschenberg, Berl Senofsky, Leigh Howard Stevens, Scott
Stevens, Glen Velez, Sandip Burman and Ganesh Kumar.
is the Principal Percussionist of the Washington Contemporary
Music Forum, Principal Timpanist of the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra,
Key West Symphony Orchestra and is a section percussion player
with Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Dove also plays
and has toured with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and is
a percussionist for the National Theatre Playbill in Washington
DC. Mr. Dove is vibraphonist of the Barry Dove Jazz Quartet
and founder of Global Percussion Trio and has been a percussion
instructor at University of Maryland Baltimore County
and Loyola College.
In 1987 Barry Dove was the First Prize Winner in the Yale Gordon Concerto Competition,
a prize which included a solo performance with the Peabody Symphony Orchestra
in May of that year. He has also been a soloist with the Annapolis Symphony
Orchestra, Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, Roberts Hopkins Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland
Institute of Music Orchestra and the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra. Mr.
Dove has been heard as a recitalist at Franklin and Marshall College, Hood College,
Levine school of Music, Loyola College, The roberts Hopkins University Shriver
Hall, Strathmore Hall, University of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University,
Bucknell University, Western Maryland College, Music in the Great Hall, the Walden
School of Music and the Walters Art Gallery.
Mr. Dove has recorded his debut CD "Global
Percussion Trio 2005," Judith
Hidden Heritage on Arabesque CD, Dominick Argento’s A Water
Bird Talk, Baltimore Chamber Live and Robert Macht Suite for Javanese
also records for National Geographic Explorer Channel,
The Learning Channel, The Discovery Channel, a PBS special with
Denyce Graves, Take 6, Patti LaBelle and numerous radio and television
jingles. Mr. Dove has toured with Linda Ronstadt and the Baltimore
Symphony Orchestra. He is active as a recitalist/clinician and
is a Gordon Artist.
Barry Dove is a sponsor
and endorser of Zildjian
Firth Sticks and Mallets , Latin
Percussion and Blackswamp