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    2017

  • Philharmonic Association (est.1988): Triangle Youth Jazz Band Director (Raleigh, North Carolina)

  • University of North Carolina Jazz Camp (Chapel Hill, North Carolina): Jazz drum set Master Class and Combo Director

  • 2016

  • Brigham Young University (Utah): Percussion and Jazz Drum set Master Class

  • Utah Valley University (Utah): Drum set clinic, Jazz Ensemble Master class

  • Idaho State University (Utah): Jazz Ensemble clinic, Creative Music Ensemble Master Class

  • Brigham Young University (Idaho): Jazz Master class and Lecture

  • Davidson College (Davidson, North Carolina): Jazz Master Class and Lecture

  • University of North Carolina Jazz Camp (Chapel Hill, North Carolina): Jazz drum set Master Class

  • Denver School of the Arts (Denver, Colorado): Jazz Master Class and Lecture

  • Preston Middle School, (Fort Collins, Colorado): Jazz Master Class and Lecture

  • Denver Kent School (Englewood Colorado): Jazz Combo and Big Band Master Class

  • 2015

  • Sharp Nine Gallery (Durham, North Carolina): Drum workshop and lecture

  • St Mary Magdalene School (Apex, North Carolina): Jazz Master Class for Middle School Jazz Big Band, Instrumental instruction

  • Academy of Creative Education, Jazz Program (Hollywood, California): Jazz ensemble clinic with high school students

  • 2014

  • Portland State University (Portland, Oregon): Jazz ensemble workshop, guest artist performance

  • Zion Community Cultural Center (Charlotte, North Carolina): Straight- Ahead & Funky Jazz Workshop partnered with Fred Wesley

  • 2013

  • Cary Academy (Cary, North Carolina): Percussion and drum set workshop and lecture, grades 6th-12th

  • Broughton High School (Raleigh, North Carolina): Jazz Big Band drum set workshop

  • 2012

  • Creative Music Advantage (Wallingford, WA): Drum set clinic and lecture

  • Pristina High School of Music (Pristina, Kosovo): Instrumental Jazz workshop and lecture

  • University of Pristina (Kosovo): Jazz Workshop with faculty of music

  • 2010

  • VanderCook College of Music (Chicago, IL.): Day of Percussion

  • 2008

  • Sydney Conservatorium of Music (Sydney, Australia): Jazz Trio Master Class, rhythm section clinic, drum set workshop

The development of these workshops and clinics are prepared, focused and attended by boys and girls, men and women age 5years and up. Kobie Watkins enjoys sharing his musical talents and skills with those who connects most with the true art form.

Conferred with a Bachelors of Music Ed 1999 and Masters of Music in Jazz Pedagogy 2003 and the current performing drummer with Sonny Rollins since 2008.