Todd earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at West Virginia University, studying classical and world percussion with Phil Faini, Dave Satterfield, and Tim Peterman. He studied Recording Engineering and Audio Production with Bob Yesbek and Billy Brady at Omega Recording Studios, and earned his Ph.D. in Communications Media and Instructional Technology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. While at WVU in the mid 90’s, Todd studied electronic music and FM synthesis with Dr. Gil Trythall – lessons and experiences that still inform his music today. In 2008, Todd embarked on a quest to release ten solo album-length recordings in ten years. John Collinge of Progression Magazine rated Campbell’s 2010 release “Translation” 12 out of 12 stars, observing that Todd’s “prolific and complex contributions on drums, cymbals and percussion lend depth and resonance to his incredible array of electronic applications,” creating “uncharted forays into sonic alchemy that probably surprised their creator as much as the listener.” John Patrick reviewed Todd’s 2012 release “Versification,” noting “many auditory adventures beckon between and within…particularly with his hard-bop tendencies on traditional trap-kit and his battery of electronics.” Todd’s newest release, “Party Lines,” was released in March 2016 and is available worldwide. His research agenda currently focuses on the effects of audio and video encoding on information acquisition among undergraduates.
Room: PAHB 137
B.A. in Percussion Performance, West Virginia University
M.M. in Percussion Performance, West Virginia University
Ph.D. in Communications Media and Instructional Technology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania