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Dave Hall

University of Nebraska
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Dave Hall is an Assistant Professor of Percussion and Jazz Studies and coordinator of the
percussion program at the University of Nebraska. Before his appointment in Lincoln he
was a percussion instructor at Texas Christian University (TCU) and also taught lessons,
ensembles, and courses at the University of North Texas as a teaching fellow. Dr. Hall
regularly performs as a solo marimbist, drummer, orchestral percussionist, and steel pan
artist as a result of his diverse skills as a percussionist and omnivorous musical approach.
He has played snare drum for the Phantom Regiment and Crossmen Drum and Bugle
Corps, the TCU PASIC Champion Indoor Drumline, and the Dallas Mavericks Drumline.
At North Texas, he performed with nearly every major ensemble including as a
vibraphonist with the acclaimed One O’Clock Lab Band. In addition to regular
engagements in the United States, he has also performed abroad in Spain, Puerto Rico,
Belgium, and at the Umbria Jazz festival in Perugia, Italy.

Dave is an active composer, published by C. Alan Publications. His works for
percussion have been commissioned, performed, and recorded around the world.
Combining engaging harmonies and rhythms with complex textures and imaginative
colors, his music has been called “the aural equivalent of a Dali painting” (New York
Concert Review). His compositions have been performed at many notable venues
including the Midwest Clinic, the Percussive Arts Society International Convention, The
National Conference on Percussion Pedagogy, the Texas Music Educators Association
(TMEA), and the Piteå Percussion Repertoire Festival in Sweden. He’s also been active
as an arranger for university and high school percussion programs around the country as
well as for the Army All-American Marching Band. He's regularly involved nationally
and internationally as an adjudicator and clinician for concert and marching percussion.

Dr. Hall has earned degrees in percussion performance from the University of
North Texas (D.M.A), TCU (M.M.), and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (B.M.). He
has been blessed to study with some of the greatest percussion teachers in the world
including Leigh Howard Stevens, Mark Ford, Christopher Deane, Ed Smith, Ed Soph,
Paul Rennick, Robert Schietroma, Richard Gipson, Brian West, Joey Carter, Al Rometo,
and Tony Falcone. Dave is an educational artist for Innovative Percussion.