Bob Adney is an educator and percussionist, and has been a part of the Twin Cities music community for over 39 years. In that time he has played with virtually every musical organization in the area including the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, Dale Warland Singers and the World Voices Choir. Bob is the principal timpanist with the South Dakota Symphony and during the summers he is the timpanist for the Minneapolis Pops Orchestra at Lake Harriet, Minneapolis. Bob currently teaches at MacPhail Center for Music in Minneapolis.
Erik Barsness received his Bachelors Degree in Percussion performance from the University of Minnesota in 2001. A Fullbright Scholar, Erik studied in Stockholm, Sweden from 2002 until June 2005 at the Royal College of Music in Sweden where he received his Masters Degree. Erik maintains a studio of 40 private students in addition to teaching at MacPhail Center for Music. In addition to performing with the Minnesota Percussion Trio, Erik performs with Ensemble 61 and CRASH.
Paul Hill graduated from the University of MN, Twin Cities in 2000 with a Masters Degree in Percussion Performance. He is the former Principal Percussionist & Assistant Principal Timpanist of the Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra, as well as having played with the Minnesota Orchestra, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Minnesota Opera, Winnipeg Symphony, and may local theaters including the Guthrie, Children's Theater, and Chanhassen Dinner Theater. Paul teaches at Gustavus Adolphus College and St. Olaf College.