Dr. David Schmalenberger recently performed on drumset/percussion with the Minnesota Orchestra, Garrison Keillor, trumpeter Chuck Lazarus, the Laura Caviani trio, the Children's Theatre Company, the St. Croix Jazz Orchestra, vocalists Connie Evingson, Lila Ammons, Vicky Mountain, and cabaret legend Marilyn Maye, the vocal groups Cantus and the Steeles, and the Bill Simenson Jazz Orchestra. David also recently recorded with vocalist Connie Evingson (“Sweet Happy Life”), guitarist David Singley (“Good Hope”), trumpeter Chuck Lazarus (“Lovejoy” and “Merry and Bright”), the Laura Caviani trio with Chris Bates (“Mysterious Thelonius” and “Confluence”), and the Bill Simenson Jazz Orchestra (“Big Alpaca”). David is active as a clinician offering workshops in jazz, percussion, and world music. Schmalenberger 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, Master of Music Degree in Orchestral Percussion from the University of Michigan, and Bachelors Degree in Jazz Studies from Capital University. David endorses Paiste cymbals and Premier drums.