Don Hennig

COUNTRY United States      
GROUP INLAND VALLEY SYMPHONY      

Biography

Mr. Hennig grew up outside of Philadelphia and began playing drums at a young age, studying with Paul Patterson. He later showed continued interest in classical music and began to study mallets and orchestral percussion literature with Nick D'amico. In 1974 he auditioned for and was accepted for a percussion opening in the prestigious U.S. Marine Band "The President's Own" in Washington D.C., holding that position for 16 years. During this time he studied snare drum with Elden "Buster" Bailey of the New York Philharmonic and timpani with Fred D. Hinger, timpanist with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. After moving to California and doing some freelance work, Mr. Hennig joined the Inland Valley Symphony and is currently Associate Principal Percussionist. He currently lives in Murrieta, California with his wife Maryann and son Morgan.

Greatest influences: Nick D'amico, Buster Bailey and Alan Abel

Brian Nozny

Dickinson State University

Jeremy Kirk

Southwestern College

Gary Cook

Concerto Fantasy For Two Timpanists And Wind Ensemble

Daniel Tones

Solo Artist, Fringe Percussion, Vancouver New Music, Kamloops Symphony Orchestra

Michael Beauclerc

Educator, Independent