David Hardman

Director of Percussion Studies, University of Central Oklahoma

M.M., Percussion Performance, College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati; B.M., Percussion Performance, Ball State University

David Hardman, Director of Percussion Studies at the University of Central Oklahoma, is originally from Richmond, Indiana. He previously taught at University of Miami, University of South Florida and St. Petersburg College. David has played and/or recorded with numerous world-class musicians, including jazz artists Phil Woods, Ira Sullivan, Nat Adderley, John Abercrombie, and the Woody Herman Band, and pop acts Aretha Franklin, Yes, Ray Charles, and Barry Gibb. He has performed with the Florida Orchestra, Florida Philharmonic, Naples Philharmonic, Oklahoma City Philharmonic, and the Brass Band of Battle Creek. David holds degrees from the College-Conservatory at the University of Cincinnati and Ball State University. Since 2000 he has taught percussion and jazz at the Interlochen Arts Camp. David is currently the Oklahoma chapter president for the Percussive Arts Society.  His teachers include Jeff Hamilton, Fred Wickstrom, Erwin Mueller, and James Culley.