Lee Hinkle

Lee Hinkle

Penn State University

Dr. Lee Hinkles percussion playing has been called œrock-steady by the Washington Post. He is the principal percussionist with the 21st Century Consort and he made his Carnegie Hall solo debut in 2014 as a concerto soloist.

Hinkles other notable performances have included the National Symphony Orchestra as well as tours with Bebe Neuwirth, Bernadette Peters, and the American Wind Symphony Orchestra. He has performed as a soloist at three Percussive Arts Society International Conventions.

From 2009 to 2021, Hinkle served on the percussion faculty at the University of Maryland. He was recently appointed as the Assistant Professor of Percussion at Penn State University and started his new position in August 2021. Hinkle also served on the Percussive Arts Societys New Music/Research Committee and was the President of the MD/DE Chapter of the Percussive Arts Society from 2014 to 2021. Hinkle is a Yamaha Performing Artist and endorses Remo, Innovative Percussion, and Grover Pro Percussion. To learn more about Lee, visit www.leehinkle.com.

Lee Hinkle'S SETUP:

  1. I love the K family of cymbals and New Beat Hi-Hats at the drum kit and the K Constantinople series for classical chamber music
  2. orchestral music
  3. and percussion ensemble.

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    New Beat Hi-Hats: I love their sensitivity and the killer sizzle sound they have partially open. I've used these a ton for musical theatre and classical chamber music. K Constantinople orchestral and drum set cymbals: These are complex, warm, and exceptional sounding instruments. They have a beautiful, long sustaining wash, and each instrument is as different and unique as a fine bottle of wine.