The McCormick Percussion Group was formed to explore and record new and unusual works in the percussion ensemble idiom. They have recorded over two dozen compact discs including many for the Capstone label. In order to assure the composers' musical intentions, most of the McCormick Percussion Group recordings are composer supervised. Percussionist Robert McCormick is a former member of the Harry Partch Ensemble and served as principal percussionist of the Florida Orchestra for twenty seasons. He is currently Professor of Music at the University of South Florida in Tampa and timpanist with Opera Tampa. He also tours and records with the McCormick Duo Flute/Percussion Group. He was the recipient of the Florida Music Educator of the Year Award in 2006, and was the 2007 Grand Prize winner of the Keystone Percussion Composition Competition. The McCormick Percussion Group uses Zildjian Cymbals, Encore Mallets and Grover Pro Percussion Products.