St. Louis, MO
Matthew Henry is in his thirteenth year as Director of Percussion Studies and Associate Professor of Music at the University of Missouri at St. Louis. Specializing in Non-Western percussion such as the drumming of the Malinke ethnic group of West Africa (djembe orchestra) and Cuban styles (popular and folkloric), he has presented numerous clinics, masterclasses, and residencies focused on these topics. His clinic and masterclass schedule includes Middle Tennessee State University, University of Indiana, Southeast Missouri State University, and Truman State University. Henry has performed with Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Muny Orchestra (drumset), Musica SLESA (music director, drumset), the Nuclear Percussion Ensemble, Funky Butt Brass Band, and HaZMaT Percussion Trio. Henry holds a master’s degree in music performance.
Session: Conga/Djembe FUNdamentals
“Conga and Djembe Technique: A Side by Side Comparison”
Date & Location
Latin Percussion, Vic Firth Company, Remo Inc., Tam Tam Mandingue Djembe Academy, Holy Goat Percussion