THE BATTALION EDUCATION STAFF
VINCENT RHINEHART - BATTERY INSTRUCTOR
Vincent 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 and was also a finalist in the Emporia State University Concerto/Aria Competition. Other notable instructors Vincent has studied with are Elizabeth Kosko, Brian Scott, Alan Keown, Rob Knopper, and has briefly
studied with Matt Howard and Josh Jones.
Vincent is an in demand instructor having taught at Fruitland High School, Weiser High School, South Eugene High School, and Springfield High School (OR). Currently, he teaches at the College of Idaho and Meridian High School in Meridian, Idaho. Vincent is the owner of Idaho Percussion Academy, Idaho’s premier private percussion studio with 40 students. He also regularly performs with the Boise Philharmonic and Brass Band of the Treasure Valley. Vincent is an endorsed educator for Black Swamp Percussion, Vic Firth Percussion, and Zildjian Percussion. In addition to performing and teaching, Vincent enjoys spending time with his
fiancée, his 2 dogs, exploring the outdoors, and watching football.