Richard Henson

Adjunct Instructor of Percussion

Richard Henson


Office: Mabel Wood Hall 241
Phone: 423.236.2880


B. Mus. Ed., University of Tennessee
MA, Lee University


Percussion Methods

Percussion Ensemble


In addition to his work at Southern, Richard also serves as a part-time instructor of percussion at Lee University, in Cleveland, TN, where he teaches world percussion, applied lessons, percussion techniques, and assists with the percussion ensemble. During the marching season, Henson serves as a percussion instructor of the 17-time Band Master Champion and 2011 USSBA National Champion Munford High School Band.

 An active performer and educator of classical, marching, and world percussion, Henson is in demand as a recitalist and clinician across the Southeast United States. Some of his professional commitments have included the East Tennessee Day of Percussion, Chattanooga Choral Arts Society, Sewanee Symphony Orchestra, Macon Symphony Orchestra, East Tennessee Brass, multiple world music performances and clinics, and various adjudication positions.

 Henson received his master’s degree from Lee University and his bachelor’s from The University of Tennessee-Martin. His primary teachers include Dr. Andy Harnsberger, Dr. Julie Hill, and Nancy Matheson.  

 Richard Henson is a proud endorser of Innovative Percussion and Remo Percussion.