Trice Mayhall earned his Bachelor of Music in Music Education degree from the University of Tennessee at Martin in the Spring of 2017. Trice is currently pursuing his Master of Music Performance degree at the University of Texas at El Paso.
While at the University of Texas at El Paso, Trice has performed with the UTEP Wind Symphony, UTEP Symphony Orchestra, Percussion Ensemble, World Percussion Ensemble, and Steel Pan Ensemble. He has also been a guest performer with the UTEP Horn Choir and the United States Air Force Concert Band. Other performance experience includes performing with the University of Tennessee at Martin Wind Ensemble, UT Martin Concert Band, Percussion Ensemble, Steel Band Ensemble, and World Music Ensemble. Notable performances include performing at the Texas Music Educators Association with the UTEP Wind Symphony in 2018, performing the world premiere of Mark Ford’s Prezbudzenie with the UTEP Wind Symphony in 2017, at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention as Winner’s of the World Percussion Ensemble Competition in 2016 with UT Martin, the world premiere of Anders Koppel’s Mechanical Ballet, and the world premiere of Ivan Trevino’s Skylarkers in 2014. Trice has also been a substitute percussionist for the El Paso Wind Symphony.
As a Teaching Assistant, his responsibilities primarily include percussion-related duties. These include teaching undergraduate percussion lessons, working with the various percussion ensembles at UTEP, working with the percussion sections of large ensembles, and percussion instrument maintenance.
Trice has been on two international travel studies. The first was to Recife, Brazil to study maracatu music. In Recife, Trice was able to learn from and perform with university students at the Universidade Federal de Pernambuco. Trice also got to learn maracatu music from Nação do Porto Rico, a maracatu nation. The second travel study was the Port of Spain, Trinidad to study steel pan music. While in Port of Spain, Trice attended masterclasses about the history of steel pan, the history of calypso, tamboo-bamboo, and tassa drumming. Trice also got to see various Panorama groups including the Silver Stars, the Invaders, and the Desperados.
Other research includes the history of Rio-style samba and influence of two groups: Estação Primeira de Mangueria and G.R.E.S. Acadêmicos do Salgueiro.