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David Schmalenberger


David Schmalenberger recently performed on drumset/percussion with the Laura Caviani Trio, the Bill Simenson Jazz Orchestra, Pat Frederick and Low Company, the Steeles, Karrin Allyson, Marilyn Maye, Take That Back!, Cantus, Rebel Fiddle, DAT Trio and and the Jazz Explosion Big Band. He also recently recorded with vocalist Connie Evingson (Sweet Happy Life), guitarist David Singley (Good Hope), trumpeter Chuck Lazarus (Lovejoy and Merrier & Brighter), the Laura Caviani Trio with Chris Bates (Mysterious Thelonius and Confluence), Vicky Mountain and David Martin (Play On), Jerry Kosak (New Possibilities) and the Bill Simenson Jazz Orchestra (Big Alpaca).

Schmalenberger is active as a clinician offering workshops in jazz, percussion and world music. He has served as adjudicator/clinician for several jazz festivals, both regionally and nationally. He has also presented scholarly papers and clinics for the Percussive Arts Society, the Society for American Music, the Minnesota Music Educators Association and the International Association of Jazz Education.

Schmalenberger received his DMA in percussion performance and world music from West Virginia University, a master of music degree in orchestral percussion from the University of Michigan, and a bachelor’s degree in jazz studies from Capital University. He is currently an adjunct faculty member at Carleton College, Augsburg University and Anoka Ramsey Community College.

Schmalenberger also endorses Premier drums and Paiste cymbals.