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John Lane
Sam Houston State University
Professor of Percussion
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John Lane is an artist whose creative work and collaborations extend through percussion to poetry/spoken word and theater. As a performer, he has appeared on stages throughout the Americas, Australia, and Japan.  Recent credits include solo and chamber music performances at the Rothko Chapel, Hokuto International Music Festival in Japan, Percusión en Escena International Percussion Festival in Bogotâ, Colombia, as concerto soloist with the National Symphony of Panama, and as a featured international guest artist at the Antarctica Music Festival at the Australian National University. His first solo percussion album, The Landscape Scrolls (Starkland Records), has been called “masterful” by Percussive Notes. His second album, TRIGGER, is forthcoming from Albany Records.



Currently, John is the Director of Percussion Studies and Professor of Percussion at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX. He taught previously at the University of Wyoming and held fellowships at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and the University of North Texas. 

He received a Doctor of Musical Arts in Percussion Performance from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, a Master of Music in Percussion Performance from the University of North Texas, and a Bachelor of Music from Stephen F. Austin State University.

John is a Yamaha Performing Artist and is an Artist with Innovative Percussion and Evans Drumheads.  

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