David Hardman, Director of Percussion Studies, is originally from Richmond, Indiana. He previously taught at the University of Miami, the University of South Florida and St. Petersburg College. David has played and/or recorded with numerous world-class musicians, including jazz artists Joe Lovano, Phil Woods, Nat Adderley, and the Woody Herman Band, and pop acts Yes, Ray Charles and Barry Gibb. He has performed with the Florida Philharmonic, Florida Orchestra, New World Symphony, Naples Philharmonic, Cincinnati Symphony, and Oklahoma City Philharmonic, as well as the acclaimed Brass Band of Battle Creek. With degrees from the University of Cincinnati and Ball State University, David is a candidate for the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Miami. During summers he is on the percussion faculty at the Interlochen Arts Camp in Michigan.
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