Hogancamp, Randy

University of Northern Iowa


"From the very beginning Mike Balter Mallets has made mallets that filled a void - I love the idea that their mallets are designed for a specific purpose and service a particular need for percussionists."


Randy Hogancamp has been the faculty percussionist at the University of Northern Iowa since 1972.  He is a clinician for Mike Balter Mallets and Sabian Cymbals and has performed as principal percussionist and/or timpanist with the Dubuque Symphony, the Waterloo/Cedar Falls Symphony, the Chamber Orchestra of Iowa, and the New Hampshire Music Festival Orchestra as well as with the Cedar Rapids and Des Moines Symphonies, numerous traveling artists, and touring Broadway shows.  Mr. Hogancamp has studied Ewe drumming at the Dagbe Cultural Institute and Arts Center, Kopeyia, Ghana, West Africa as well as Malinke drumming with Mamady Keita Professor Taylor, Mahiri Keita and Madou Dembele.  He has also studied Taiko drumming with John Yost at the Old Town School of Folk Music as well as with Amy Homma and Hide Yoshihashi at the Japanese American Service Committee in Chicago.  As a result Mr. Hogancamp founded the UNI West African Drum Ensemble and the UNI Kaji-Daiko Taiko Ensemble.  He holds degrees from the University of Northern Iowa and Northwestern University.