• Richard Henson
    Richard Henson,
    Percussion Instructor

    B.M., University of Tennessee Martin
    M.M., Lee University
    Email: rhenson@leeuniversity.edu

    Richard Henson is the Coordinator of Percussion Studies at Southern Adventist University in Collegedale, TN. He also serves as a part-time instructor of percussion at Lee University, in Cleveland, TN, where he teaches world percussion, applied lessons, percussion techniques, and assists with the percussion ensemble.

    During the marching season, Henson serves as a percussion instructor of the 18-time Band Master Champion and 2011 USSBA National Champion Munford High School Band. Henson is also a current member of the Percussive Arts Society World Percussion Committee. As an active performer and educator of classical, marching, and world percussion, Richard has given recitals and clinics across the United States. Richard has performed in a variety of settings including 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.

    Richard received his M.M. degree from Lee University and his B.M. degree from The University of Tennessee-Martin. His primary teachers include Dr. Andy Harnsberger, Dr. Julie Hill, and Nancy Matheson. Richard Henson is a performing artist and clinician for Innovative Percussion and REMO drumheads.

    Lee University Percussion Studio

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