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Richard Shane Reeves

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Shane Reeves, a native of Birmingham, Alabama, is currently a DMA candidate in Percussion Performance/Pedagogy at the University of South Carolina with a minor in music theory. He holds a Master of Music degree in Percussion Performance from the University of Florida and a Bachelors of Science in Music Education from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. His primary teachers include Dr. Eric Hollenbeck, Dr. Gene Fambrough, Dr. Ken Broadway and Dr. Scott Herring. In addition, Shane has studied drum set and hand percussion with Rick Dior, West African percussion with master drummer Amara Camara and Brazilian percussion with Dr. Larry Crooke.

Shane has performed with a variety of musical ensembles including the Central Florida Symphony, Fayetteville Symphony, Florence Symphony, Gainesville Chamber Orchestra, Palmetto Opera, South Carolina Philharmonic, Wilmington Symphony, J’Ouvert Steel Band, Pantasia Steel Band, Sunshine Steelers, Jacare Brazil, Woyate West African Drum and Dance Ensemble, as well as various rock and pop groups. As a member of the USC wind ensemble, Shane participated in a recording of the music of Leonard Bernstein for the Naxos label and was the principal percussionist during the ensemble’s concert tour of China. As a member of the USC percussion ensemble, Shane performed at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention in 2012.

As an educator, Shane has taught percussion at various middle and high schools in Alabama, Florida, and South Carolina. He has directed outdoor and indoor marching percussion lines, concert percussion ensembles, steel bands and has written and arranged music for various percussion mediums. For three years he was the Director of Percussion at Hewitt-Trussville High School in Trussville, Alabama. Shane also served as the front ensemble technician for the UAB Marching Blazers in 2002 and 2003. As a graduate assistant at the University of Florida he taught applied percussion, percussion methods and the beginner steel band. Currently, Shane is on the faculty at Francis Marion University and is the principal percussionist for the Florence Symphony Orchestra. Shane is endorsed by Innovative Percussion and is a member of the Percussive Arts Society.