Shane Reeves

Shane Reeves portrait

Shane Reeves

Instructor of Music

Office: PAC A211
Phone: 843-661-1595
sreeves@fmarion.edu

Education

Master of Music degree in Percussion Performance from the University of Florida
Bachelors of Science in Music Education from the University of Alabama at Birmingham

Biography

Shane Reeves, a native of Birmingham, Alabama, is currently a DMA candidate in Percussion Performance/Pedagogy at the University of South Carolina with a minor in music theory. He holds a Master of Music degree in Percussion Performance from the University of Florida and a Bachelors of Science in Music Education from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. His primary teachers are Eric Hollenbeck, Gene Fambrough, Ken Broadway and Scott Herring. In addition, Shane has studied drum set and hand percussion with Rick Dior, West African percussion with master drummer Amara Camara and Brazilian percussion with Larry Crooke, percussionist and ethnomusicologist from the University of Florida.

Shane has performed with the Central Florida Symphony, Fayetteville Symphony, Gainesville Chamber Orchestra, Palmetto Opera, South Carolina Philharmonic, Wilmington Symphony, J’Ouvert Steel Band, Pantasia Steel Band, Sunshine Steelers, Jacare Brazil, Woyate West African Drum and Dance Ensemble, as well as various rock and pop groups. As a member of the USC wind ensemble, Shane participated in a recording of the music of Leonard Bernstein for the Naxos label and was the principal percussionist during the ensemble’s concert tour of China in 2012. Shane was featured as a marimba soloist with both the University of Florida percussion ensemble and the UAB percussion ensemble. In addition, Shane is active as a freelance performer in various settings including musicals, operas, performances with various rock/pop groups and church concerts.

As an educator, Shane has taught percussion at various middle and high schools in Alabama, Florida, and South Carolina. He has directed outdoor and indoor marching percussion lines, concert percussion ensembles, steel bands and has written and arranged music for all of these mediums. For three years he was the Director of Percussion at Hewitt-Trussville High School in Trussville, Alabama where he oversaw all aspects of the percussion curriculum. Shane also served as the front ensemble tech for the UAB Marching Blazers in 2002 and 2003. As a graduate assistant at the University of Florida he taught applied percussion, percussion methods and the beginner steel band. Shane currently teaches applied percussion and percussion ensemble at Francis Marion University and academic music courses at Midlands Technical College. Shane is endorsed by Innovative Percussion and is a member of the Percussive Arts Society.

 

 

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