David Singhaus

Instructor - Percussion


David Singhaus is a first year percussion graduate student at George Mason University, under the tutelage of Professor John Kilkenny, Victor Provost, and fellow percussion faculty. A graduate from The University of Akron, David has studied with the likes of Dr. Larry Snider, Matthew Dudack, Dr. Galen Karriker, as well as many other guest artists and clinicians who regularly visit the university. He has performed with all of the top ensembles at The University of Akron, and professionally with the Alliance Symphony, Chagrin Falls Studio Orchestra, and Tuscarawas Philharmonic Orchestra. Because of the well rounded philosophy of the percussion program at Akron, he has become efficient at performing and teaching many of the instruments within the percussion family, such as keyboard, concert, marching, and world percussion instruments originating from Brazil, Ghana, and many of the islands in the Caribbean. As a pan artist, David has performed in many ensembles such as The University of Akron Steel Drum Band, the Pan Ramajay Advanced Steel Band at the Pan Ramajay Steel Pan Festival, and the CASYM Steel Orchestra, under the direction of Kendall Williams, for the Brooklyn Panorama Competition.  David has also travelled to Trinidad and Tobago the past two years to perform with the Nutrien Silver Stars Steel Orchestra, under the direction of Liam Teague, for the Panorama National Steel Band Competition in the Large Band category. Along with being an active soloist and freelance musician throughout Northeast Ohio, David has also worked as a percussion advisor/instructor for many school districts in the region, having experience working with students in grades 5-12.


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