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. Maytum 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. As an orchestral musician, Maytum has performed with the Cheyenne Symphony in Wyoming, the Fort Collins Symphony, the Greeley and Boulder Philharmonic, the Lexington 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. As an international performer, Maytum completed a week-long residency at Inner Mongolia University in Hohhot, China, in 2015, and served as principal timpanist for the 2016 Prague Summer Nights Music Festival in the Czech Republic.
Maytum has formerly taught at Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne, WY, as the adjunct professor of percussion. Additionally, he has held the position of director of percussion studies at Bear Creek High School in Lakewood, CO, as well as serving on percussion staff with 6-time BOA ‘Class A’ National Champion Adair County High School in Columbia, KY. A dedicated performer in the world of the marching arts, Maytum served as timpanist for the Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps in 2005.
Currently, Maytum serves as the coordinator of marching percussion at the University of Maryland in College Park, MD, where he also works as the communications director for athletic bands. In addition, he is completing his Doctorate of Musical Arts in percussion performance and pedagogy at the University of Kentucky (currently A.B.D.), where he studies with James Campbell. Maytum regularly performs as timpanist with the Maryland Winds in Columbia, MD. As a chamber musician, he is a founding member of the percussion quartet BlueSHIFT. Upcoming engagements with BlueSHIFT include a week-long residency in Santiago, Chile, for masterclasses and performances at the 2020 Festival Internacional de Percusión Dakel. He is also on percussion staff at Urbana High School in Frederick, MD.
Maytum was recently accepted to serve on the Marching & Rudimental Percussion Committee for the Percussive Arts Society. He proudly endorses Yamaha as a marching percussion artist, serves as an educational artist for Innovative Percussion, Inc., and is a member of the Black Swamp Percussion Educator’s Network.