Gifford Howarth received his Bachelors of Music degree from Ithaca College and his Masters in Percussion Performance from Kent State University. His percussion studies include working with Gordon Stout, Ted Rounds, and Bill Molenhof.
He is currently an Assistant Professor at Bloomsburg University, where he teaches both percussion, audio recording and direct the Husky Marching Band.
Mr. Howarth is a very active recitalist, clinician, and masterclass teacher focusing on mallet percussion. He is a National Yamaha Performing Artist, a clinician for the Zildjian Cymbal Company, and a member of the Vic Firth Education Team."