About Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry is in his nineteenth year as Director of Percussion Studies at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Specializing in the drumming of the Malinke ethnic group of West Africa and Afro-Cuban styles, he has presented numerous clinics, master classes, and residencies focused on these topics. Performance credits include the Who, Michael McDonald, Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Muny Orchestra, Musica SLESA, Black Magic-The Santana Experience,Funky Butt Brass Band, and Dave Grelle’s Playadors. Having played in the pits and on stage for broadway shows On Your Feet, Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde, The Wiz, Billy Elliot, Cinderella, and Anastasia to sell out crowds, Matthew is a proud Artist/Educational Clinician for REMO, Vic Firth, LP, Impression Cymbals, Mapex Drums, Majestic Percussion, and No Nuts Cymbal Sleeves.