Lineage Percussion, coached by Timothy Adams Jr. and Ms. Kimberly Toscano, was founded in 2014 by Trevor Barroero, Lauren Floyd, and Wesley Sumpter in the Hugh Hodgson School of Music at the University of Georgia.
In 2016, Lineage Percussion was a bronze medalist in the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition becoming the first percussion group in the 43-year history of the competition to be a finalist in the senior division. Before this, the trio was a semifinalist of both the Coltman Chamber Competition and the 2015 Fischoff Competition and was a third-place winner at the Percussive Arts Society’s Chamber Competition. Passionate about supporting new works by contemporary composers, Lineage Percussion has commissioned and premiered over a dozen new works for percussion trio. Endorsed as educational artists with Mike Balter Mallets and Remo Drumheads, they have presented clinics and performed recitals for elementary schools, high schools, retirement communities, and private organizations around the state of Georgia.
Deeply rooted in a rich history of orchestral percussion play, Lineage Percussion seeks to preserve and expand upon the traditions and style of percussion performance set forth by their teachers and their teacher’s teachers. This balance of innovation and duplication results in the trio’s distinctive sound. Whether they are playing marimbas, snare drums, bongos, or household objects, their identical training results in a uniform approach to each and every percussion instrument.
Trevor Barroero, gold medalist of over half-a-dozen concerto competitions, most recently won the Pacific Region International Summer Music Academy’s concerto competition which resulted in an invitation to travel to Russia this upcoming winter to perform as guest timpanist/percussionist with the Moscow Symphony Orchestra. A native of Tucson, Arizona, Trevor has performed as a soloist with nearly every major orchestra in Southern Arizona including the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, the Tucson Pops, the Civic Orchestra of Tucson, the University of Arizona Symphony Orchestra, and the Tucson Philharmonia Youth Orchestra. Trevor has been a featured guest performer on the Tucson Morning Blend television show and on the KXCI “Locals Only” radio broadcast. He was a selected participant of the Aspen Music Festival for two consecutive summers and has attended the Juilliard Summer Percussion Seminar, the Pacific Region International Summer Music Academy, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Institute. Trevor performs as substitute timpanist with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra and as substitute percussionist with the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra and the Sierra Vista Symphony. A Flinn Scholar, Trevor is currently completing his final year of undergraduate studies at the University of Arizona as he pursues a Bachelor of Music in Percussion Performance. For more information visit: www.trevorbarroero.com
Lauren Floyd is currently pursuing a Master of Music degree in percussion performance at the University of Maryland. Lauren has performed with the National Symphony Orchestra, Eclipse Chamber Orchestra, Avanti Orchestra , and a variety of local DC and Atlanta ensembles. Lauren has also served as principal timpanist of the Fountain Inn Symphony Orchestra. In the summers, she has been to the Brevard Music Festival and the Cloyd Duff Timpani Masterclass. Most recently, she was selected to be a Young Artist at Music Academy International in Italy. Lauren has also served roles within the Percussive Arts Society as a member of the University Committee and has contributed to articles in Rhythm!Scene, a publication of PAS. An avid teacher, she has done multiple masterclasses, coachings, and workshops in the Atlanta area, where she is a local.
Wesley Sumpter is finishing his last year of undergraduate studies at the University of Georgia in Percussion Performance. He has performed as substitute timpanist with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and was a semifinalist in the 2014 and 2015 Atlanta Modern Snare Drum Competition. He has performed as extra percussion with the Louisiana Philharmonic, Symphony Orchestra Augusta and the Albany Symphony in Georgia. Wesley has attended the Eastern Music Festival and Aspen Music Festival and School and he was a drummer on VH1’s feature film, Drumline 2: A New Beat. An avid drumset player, Wesley has performed as a studio drummer and freelancer throughout Athens and Atlanta, Georgia. He has played with artists such as Macy Gray and has performed as a member of various bands including Bridges (Folk/Rock) and Mister Tie Dye (Funk/Fusion). When in Atlanta, Wesley teaches at Benjamin E. Mays High School.