The Percussion Studio has established a reputation for innovation and excellence due to a comprehensive curriculum. With graduates successfully placed in professional orchestras, studio jobs, military bands, university teaching positions and public schools, and working independently as composers and touring artists nationally, the program has a proven record of preparing percussionists for professional success.
Students have the opportunity to study and perform in a diverse set of areas including orchestral percussion, non-western musical styles, mallet keyboards, rudimental percussion, jazz drum-set and vibraphone, timpani, multi-percussion, solo repertoire and chamber music. Our faculty supports students in discovering and developing their own artistic voice while also providing a comprehensive percussion experience as a platform for individual interests and career aspirations.
In addition to in-depth performance skills, students develop expertise in areas of pedagogy, composition, audio/video engineering, marketing and entrepreneurship; all critical to succeeding in the 21st-century marketplace. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CLICK HERE
STUDENTS ON BECOMING PART OF THE U PERCUSSION FAMILY
“Topnotch program and warm-hearted community.”
“Atmosphere that I felt I would be comfortable working in.”
“I have very much enjoyed my time studying with Dr. Sammons. I feel I have really begun to grasp the concept of a phrase, effective technique, touch, sound and several other musical artistries.”