Bachelor of Music, Option in Performance—Concentration in Percussion
The purpose for the Percussion Program is to provide students with quality instruction on a variety of instruments in a variety of styles. Students study each instrument with a specialist, thereby receiving great depth in each area. The faculty are also professional performers, some of whom are considered to be among the top performers/teachers in their particular expertise. The students have the opportunity to study many different instruments in a variety of music styles (both Western and Non Western), ensuring they become a well-rounded and versatile percussionist. The students also have the opportunity to specialize in an area of their choice. The ideal percussion graduate should have the ability to perform on a competent level in a variety of musical settings, perform on a mallet instrument, and have the knowledge to teach in a variety of situations. The ensembles cover many styles including classical, jazz, contemporary, and world music such as African, Brazilian, and Caribbean.