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Henson to Perform Faculty Recital

The Lee University School of Music will present percussionist Richard Henson in a faculty recital on Monday, Feb. 6, at 7:30 p.m. in Pangle Hall.

The program will feature works by N. Scott Robinson, Yousif Sheronick, and B. Michael Williams, as well as Henson’s original compositions. A new ensemble piece will also be premiered.

Henson is currently a part-time instructor of percussion at Lee, where he teaches world percussion, applied lessons, percussion techniques, and assists with the Lee University Percussion Ensemble. Henson also serves as the coordinator of percussion studies at Southern Adventist University in Collegedale.

During the marching season, Henson serves as a percussion instructor of the 18-time Band Master Champion and United States Scholastic Band Association National Champion Munford High School Band. He also serves as a current member of the Percussive Arts Society World Percussion Committee.

As an active performer and educator of classical, marching, and world percussion, Henson is in demand as a recitalist and clinician across the United States. Some of his professional commitments have included the East Tennessee Day of Percussion, Chattanooga Choral Arts Society, Sewanee Symphony Orchestra, Macon Symphony Orchestra, Carrollton Symphony Orchestra, East Tennessee Brass, multiple world music performances and clinics, and various adjudication positions.

Henson holds endorsements with Innovative Percussion, a drumstick and mallet manufacturer based in Nashville, and REMO, the world’s largest drumhead company.

Henson earned his Master of Music from Lee University and his Bachelor of Music from the University of Tennessee at Martin.

The performance is a free, non-ticketed event, and open to the public.

For more information, contact the Lee University School of Music at (423) 614-8240.
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