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Steven Hall is presently an Associate Professor in the Marshall University Music Department. As the Percussion Coordinator, Steve’s primary responsibilities include directing the Percussion Ensemble, African Drumming and Dance Ensemble, teaching Percussion Lessons, and World Music. Active as a performing percussionist/drummer in a wide variety of settings, Steve has served as the Principal Percussionist and Timpanist for the Huntington Symphony Orchestra and the Ohio Valley Orchestra. In addition to performing at the 2001 and 2003 Percussive Arts Society International Conventions in Nashville, TN and Louisville, KY, he has performed recently in concerts with Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr., The Three Irish Tenors, Video Games Live, Martin Short, Buggs On Broadway, LeAnn Rimes, Frank Sinatra Jr., Mark McVey, The Diamonds, The Coasters, The Drifters, The Platters, The Inkspots, and Ray Charles. Steve also plays drums regularly with Three Fold Theory, The Jay Flippen Group, Mark Zanter +, and C & S Railroad. As a result of studying traditional African music with the esteemed African scholar J.H.K. Nketia and others at the University of Ghana, Legon, West Africa in 1998, the African Drumming and Dance Ensemble was created by Professor Hall and has proven to be a very popular offering at Marshall University. In July of 2003 and 2004 Mr. Hall traveled to Salvador, Brasil to study traditional Brasilian music and culture with professional drummers from the Afro-Brasilian musical group Olodum. Mr. Hall’s recent performances with Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr. included traveling to Germany in November 2012 to perform for American military troops in Edelweiss and Stuttgart and shows in Tulsa, OK and Panama City, FL. in Jan. of 2013.