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Jim Snell
University of Missouri Kansas City - United States

Overview

Dr. James Snell is currently Assistant Professor of Percussion at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music. Dr. Snell has performed as a percussionist with the Kansas City Symphony, the Kansas City Ballet, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, the Dallas Opera, the San Antonio Symphony Orchestra, the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, and the Missouri Chamber Orchestra. He has performed as a timpanist with the Kansas City Symphony, the Lyric Opera of Kansas City, the Kansas City Ballet, the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra and Missouri Chamber Orchestra. He has recorded with the New Mexico and Dallas Symphonies as well as the Dallas Wind Symphony. He received his Bachelor of Music degree in Percussion Performance from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, the Master of Music degree in Percussion Performance from Southern Methodist University and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music.

Dr. Snell has served on the faculty of the Department of Music at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque and currently serves as Assistant Professor of Percussion at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and as a faculty member of the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Twin Lake, Michigan. Dr. Snell maintains an active schedule as a free-lance timpanist and percussionist and is also a member of Marimba Yajalon, an ethnic marimba ensemble, performing the music of Mexico nationally and internationally. Snell also serves as an educational endorser/clinician for Pearl Drums and Adams Musical Instruments, Innovative Percussion Inc. and Sabian cymbals
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University of Missouri Kansas City