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Dr. Lee Hinkle
Univeristy of Maryland
University Instructor
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Dr. Lee Hinkle is a percussionist and classically trained baritone vocalist whose percussion playing has been called “Rock Steady” by the Washington Post and having “a Notable sense of flare [sic]” by Potomac Stages. He holds degrees from the University of South Florida, Summa Cum Laude and the University of Maryland. His performance highlights have included performances with the National Symphony Orchestra, Florida Orchestra, Left bank Concert Society, Congressional Chorus, and the Taipei Philharmonic Orchestra, among others. He has toured with several performers and groups, including Bebe Neuwirth, Bernadette Peters, and the American Wind Symphony Orchestra.

A recording studio musician, Dr. Hinkle has several CDs to his credit, and his recordings can be heard on four different record labels, including Capstone Records and the C.F. Peter’s Corporation. On Marimba Concerti with Percussion Orchestra, published by Capstone Records, he is a featured marimba soloist with the McCormicks Percussion Group.

An active percussion recitalist, Dr. Hinkle has presented solo recitals and masterclasses at universities and festivals across the Eastern U.S., including the University of South Florida; Virginia Commonwealth University; Arts Club of Washington; and the Maryland/Delaware Percussive Arts Society’s Day of Percussion. Dr. Hinkle will perform with the Janis Potter All-Star Mallet Ensemble at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention in November 2010.

Dr. Hinkle has served as the music director of the University of Maryland Percussion Ensemble since the fall of 2007. In addition to two concerts per academic year, the ensemble regularly performs for “ Maryland Day,” a university-wide event that caters to the local community and sees more than 70,000 attendees annually. The ensemble performs both classical transcriptions and the music of contemporary composers such as John Cage, Tan Dun, Sven-David Sandström, and George Crumb.

Dr. Hinkle is currently a lecturer of percussion at the University of Maryland in College Park, MD, where he has been studio teaching, presenting masterclasses, and directing the percussion ensemble since 2007. He was invited to join the adjunct faculty in August 2009.

Dr. Hinkle is a proud education artist endorser of REMO drumheads and percussion.