Von Hansen

Percussionist, Composer, Educator


Von Hansen is a performer, composer, educator and multi-media artist. He is strongly focussed on developing new music and specializes in works combining percussion and electronics. Von believes in engaging with people through composition, performance, commissioning new works, creating interactive musical video games, and collaborating with musical and visual artists. As the President of the Kansas Percussive Arts Society and a member of the Percussive Arts Society’s Technology Committee, Von is committed to increasing the educational opportunities for percussionists. He has presented concerts and masterclasses at various universities and conferences including The Percussive Arts Society International Convention, Electronic Music Midwest, The Kansas City ElectronicMusic Alliance, The Kansas and Oklahoma Days of Percussion, The National Conference on Percussion Pedagogy and SEAMUS. Von frequently performs with the Wichita Symphony, Wichita Chamber Chorale, The Wichita Grand Opera, and local jazz and theatre gigs. He is a member of the Great Plains Percussion Group and MapMusik, a collective of musical and visual artists presenting works that engage communities around Kansas. Von is Currently the Assistant Director of Bands and Director of Percussion at Washburn University. Dr. Hansen is sponsored by Vic Firth Sticks and Black Swamp Percussion

Doctor of Musical Arts in Percussion Performance: The University of Kansas

Master of Music in Percussion Performance: Central Michigan University

Master of Music in Composition: Central Michigan University

Bachelor of Music Education: Washburn University


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