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Shawn Hart

Mansfield Summit High School
Assistant Director of Bands/Percussion Co-Coordinator
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Shawn Michael Hart is currently Assistant Director of Bands/Percussion Co-Coordinator for Mansfield Summit High School in Arlington, Texas. He received his Bachelor of Music Education degree from Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., and his Master of Music in Percussion Performance from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. He is currently completing his Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas.

Along with UNT professors Mark Ford and Christopher Deane, Shawn helped in the world-premiere of Ford’s “Afta Stuba!” at the Percussive Arts Society’s 2000 Convention in Nashville, Tennessee. While at UNT, Shawn has performed with the Grammy-nominated North Texas Wind Symphony on several of its Klavier label CD’s, including “Deja View,” “Soundscapes,” percussion soloist for two percussion concertos on these disks, namely Michael Colgrass’ Déjà vu and David Gillingham’s Concertino for Four Percussion. He can also be heard on several volumes of the “Teaching Music Through Performance in Band” series, also recorded by the UNT Wind Symphony, under the baton of Eugene Migliaro Corporon. He has also performed with the UNT Symphony Orchestra, Las Colinas Symphony, and Garland Symphony.

At Summit High School, Shawn’s students and ensembles have earned consistent superior ratings at both region, area, and state contests. His concert ensembles have performed with drumset artists such as Gregg Bissonette and Sean McCurley, as well as internationally renknowned percussionist Bob Becker.