The University of Alabama percussion studio prepares students for the professional world of working musicians through a diverse curriculum. The percussion program consists of a total percussion approach, where students gain experience in all styles of music and learn all the major percussion instruments. The snare drum (concert and rudimental), mallet keyboard percussion, timpani, drum set, hand drums and accessories are all emphasized equally. Our real world approach to music provides students with the ability to survive in the music world as either a player, teacher, composer, arranger, manager, therapist, and more.
The percussion program offers bachelors of music in percussion performance, jazz studies performance, music therapy (percussion principal), and music education (percussion principal). At the graduate level, the program offers a master of music in percussion performance.
Our percussion studio offers a broad range of opportunities, including the University of Alabama Percussion Ensemble and more than a dozen others.
We are so excited to announce that the UA Percussion Ensemble was named a WINNER of the 2020 PAS International Percussion Ensemble Competition! This is one of the pinnacle achievements of a percussion studio, and we have been invited to perform a Showcase Concert at PASIC in November of 2020. Roll Tide!