Dr. Mel Mobley teaches percussion, music theory, and music composition at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. He has been involved as a performer and/or composer with many contemporary music festivals around the country including BONK, FunNewMusic, and the SEAMUS Convention. Upcoming premieres include Labored Breathing for the Monroe Symphony and a String Theory for the ULM Wind Ensemble. His current work focuses on the combination of electronic audio, video and acoustic performance. Recent premieres include CuZn andColoring with Water.
As a percussionist, Dr. Mobley has performed with groups as diverse as The Florida Orchestra and the I-Pan steel drum band. He is currently the principal of the Monroe Symphony Orchestra and a regular performer with the Shreveport Symphony.