North Carolina A&T State University - United States
Lamon Lawhorn is an Assistant Director of Bands at North Carolina A&T State University. His duties within the University Band Program include the coordination of all aspects of the University Band Percussion groups in rehearsals and field instructions, including drumline and percussion ensembles. In addition to his percussive duties, Lamon also teaches courses within the music department, and assists with conducting the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band and University Pep Band.
A native of Fort Worth, TX, Lamon received his Bachelor of Music Degree in Music Education from Prairie View A&M University, a Master of Music Degree in Percussion Performance from the University of Mississippi and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in Percussion Performance.
Lamon has performed in various orchestral venues including Principal Percussionist for the L-O-U Symphony Orchestra, Corinth Symphony Orchestra, Greensboro Symphony Orchestra, served as Artist in Residence at the FWISD Creative and Performing Arts Summer Music Camp, and performed in various theatre productions. In addition to his orchestral experience, Lamon has performed with recording artist Matt MaGill, “Howlin’ Madd” Bill Perry, The Damnwells, Colandra McDowell, toured with the Inner City All-Stars Brass Band and the George Tisdale Band as a drum set artist.
Active within the Percussive Arts Society, Lamon serves as a member of the Drum Set Committee. An avid promoter of educational instruction, Lamon has conducted clinics across North Carolina, Mississippi, and Virginia and is a sought after adjudicator in marching and ensemble performances.
Lamon is an endorsee of Beato Bags, Pearl/Adams, Remo Drumheads, Vic Firth Sticks and a member of the Vic Firth Collegiate Educator Team. He is also a member of a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America, Inc. and Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity.