John Lane is an artist whose creative work and collaborations extend through percussion to poetry/spoken word and theater. As an educator, he has presented clinics at PASIC, the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic, and the Texas Music Educators Association Convention. He has concertized throughout the Americas, Australia, and Japan as both a soloist and with his trumpet/percussion duo Lungta featuring trumpeter Amanda Pepping. Commissioning new works and interdisciplinary collaborations are integral to Lane’s work. Recent collaborators include composers Graeme Leak, Peter Garland, Christopher Deane, and Danny Clay as well as poet Nick Lantz, percussionist Allen Otte, and dancer/choreographer Hilary Bryan. Currently, Lane is the Director of Percussion Studies and Associate Professor of Music at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas.