Dave HallAssistant Professor of Percussion, Jazz Studies
Area of Focus: Jazz Studies, Percussion
Dave Hall is Assistant Professor of Percussion and Jazz Studies and coordinator of the percussion program. Previously, 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. 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.
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. Hall is also an active composer, published by C. Alan Publications. 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. 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.). Hall is an educational artist for Innovative Percussion. This summer, he was elected to the Percussive Arts Society Percussion Ensemble Committee.