Vincent Rhinehart has been playing percussion for over 15 years and also has over 10 years of teaching experience. He attended Washington State University where he studied with David Jarvis. He was involved in marching band, percussion ensemble, indoor drum line, orchestra, and wind ensemble. Vincent earned a Bachelors degree in Music in 2014. In addition to studying at WSU, Vincent also spent two years with the World Class Seattle Cascades Drum and Bugle Corps where he played bass drum and was also the bass drum section leader.
After this, Vincent attended Emporia State University where he earned a Masters in Percussion Performance with Dr. Tracy Freeze. During his time at ESU, Vincent was a Graduate Teaching Assistant where he was in charge of instructing the Emporia Marching Hornets drum line. He was also involved in percussion ensemble, orchestra, and wind ensemble. Vincent is dedicated to pursuing his craft and placed 3rd in the Emporia State University Honors Recital in 2020, he took 1st in the Honors Recital in 2021, and also took 1st in the Emporia State University Concerto/Aria Competition in 2021. Other notable instructors Vincent has studied with are Josh Jones, Matthew Howard, Rob Knopper, Elizabeth Kosko, Brian Scott, and Alan Keown.
Vincent is an in-demand instructor. Currently, he teaches at the College of Idaho and Meridian High School. His students are regularly selected as Idaho All-State Percussion members and have won 1st Place at the Idaho State Small Ensemble Festival 4 years in a row. Recently, his percussion ensemble at Meridian High School was chosen to have a featured concert at the 2024 Idaho Music Educators Association Convention in Nampa, ID.
Additionally, he is a bass drum tech with the Battalion Drum and Bugle Corps out of Salt Lake City, UT and a front ensemble tech with the Seattle Cascades out of Seattle, WA. Vincent is also a regular performer with the Boise Philharmonic, Treasure Valley Brass Band, and multiple other ensembles across Idaho. When not performing and teaching, Vincent enjoys spending time with his fiancée, his 2 dogs, exploring the outdoors, and watching football.
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