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Soloist Profile: Lee Hinkle

UMWO's first concert this season (October 8th) will feature the return of a familiar collaborator - Lee Hinkle, Lecturer in Percussion and director of the University of Maryland Percussion Ensemble. Dr. Hinkle has shared the stage with the Wind Orchestra numerous times, most recently last February, when he performed Michael Torke's Mojave.

Dr. Hinkle's Bio:

Lee Hinkle, D.M.A. is a percussionist and baritone vocalist whose percussion playing has been called “rock-steady” by the Washington Post. Hinkle is the principal percussionist with the 21st Century Consort. He made his Carnegie Hall solo debut in 2014 with the world premiere performance of Baljinder Sekhon’s Double Percussion Concerto for two percussion soloists and wind ensemble.

Hinkle’s notable performances have included the National Symphony Orchestra as well as tours with Bebe Neuwirth, Bernadette Peters, and the American Wind Symphony Orchestra. With over a dozen published CDs to his credit, Hinkle’s most recent solo CD released in January 2015 “Theatrical Music for Solo Percussion” can be heard on Albany Records. An active percussion soloist, Hinkle has performed at universities, conservatories, and festivals both nationally and internationally as well as three Percussive Arts Society International Conventions.

Hinkle currently serves on the faculty at the University of Maryland. He also serves on the Percussive Arts Society’s New Music / Research Committee and is the President of the MD / DE Chapter of the Percussive Arts Society. Hinkle is a Yamaha Performing Artist and proudly endorses Remo, Innovative Percussion, and Grover Pro Percussion. To learn more about Lee, visit

Baljinder Sekhon, Double Percussion Concerto, Lee Hinkle, Percussion Soloist

University of Maryland Wind Orchestra, Dr. Michael Votta, Jr., conductor

October 11, 2014

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