Meet the musicians

Von Hansen

Von Hansen, percussion, is a performer, composer, educator and multi-media artist.  He is strongly focussed on developing new music and specializes in works combining percussion and electronics.  Von believes in bringing joy and thought through engaging musical experiences, whether that is through writing, performing, creating interactive musical video games, or collaborating with musical and visual artists.  As the President of the Kansas Percussive Arts Society and a member of the Percussive Arts Society’s Technology Committee, Von is committed to increasing the educational opportunities for percussionists.   He has presented concerts and masterclasses at various universities and conferences including The Percussive Arts Society International Convention, Electronic Music Midwest, The Kansas City Electronic Music Alliance, The Kansas and Oklahoma Days of Percussion, The National Conference on Percussion Pedagogy and SEAMUS.  Von is a member of the Great Plains Percussion Group and MapMusik, a collective of musical and visual artists presenting works that engage communities around Kansas. Dr. Hansen is currently the Assistant Director of Bands/ Director of Percussion at Washburn University in Topeka, KS.