Dr. Lamon Lawhorn

Dr. Lamon Lawhorn is an Assistant Director of Bands at North Carolina A&T State University. His duties within the University Band Program include the coordination of all aspects of the University Band Percussion Ensembles in rehearsals and field instruction, including The Cold Steel drumline and percussion ensembles. He also serves as conductor for the University Wind Ensemble.

Dr. Lawhorn received degrees from Prairie View A&M University (BM,Music Education), The University of Mississippi (MM, Percussion Performance) and The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (DMA, Percussion Performance).

An avid promoter of educational instruction, Dr. Lawhorn has conducted marching and drumset clinics in North Carolina, Mississippi, Virginia, Texas, the Percussive Arts Society International Convention and served on faculty at the Austrian Percussion Camp. He is a sought after adjudicator in marching and ensemble performances.

Dr. Lawhorn is an endorsee of Pearl-Adams, Remo Drumheads, Drum Dots, Vic Firth Sticks, and Zildjian Cymbals.

About the Session

More than a Backbeat: Diversity in writing styles, technique and performance in HBCU Marching Percussion

It may be assumed that Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) are a monolithic society but that is far from the truth. The diversity among HBCUs and their marching bands are wide ranging and inclusive of various influences. This is also true for the drumlines within these bands. “More than a Backbeat” is an opportunity for instructors from HBCU drumlines to discuss their approach to percussion arranging for their programs. The clinicians will breakdown techniques and styles traditional to their institution including scores, video and audio examples of how the groups execute the music. Members of this clinic will include Derrick Greene (Tennessee State University), Tim Greene (South Carolina State University), Elisha Powell (Virginia State University) and Dr. Lamon Lawhorn (North Carolina A&T State University).

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