The percussion studio at the University of Alabama prepares its members for a wide range of creative and career opportunities. Its students grow to be mature professionals, possessing both versatile craft and the creative spirit necessary to succeed in a 21st-Century environment. Its faculty maintains active national and international careers as performers and scholars, and its graduates begin careers as performers, educators, music therapists, and within other aspects of the music industry.
Percussion students at the University of Alabama perform with the School of Music’s Huxford Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band, Jazz Ensembles, and Contemporary Ensemble. The studio is unique in its region for its intense focus on chamber music, and the UA Percussion Ensemble specializes in performing unconducted repertoire for ensembles of 2-6 performers. Percussionists also appear with the UA Brass Ensemble, student-organized ensembles, and perform solo recitals.
BM Jazz Studies
BM Music Therapy
BA General Music
BA Arts Administration
BS Music Education
PhD, EdS, EdD in Curriculum and Instruction
Tim Feeney, Assistant Professor of Percussion, director of UA Percussion Ensemble
Jennifer Caputo, director of UA African Drumming Ensemble
Mark Lanter, instructor of drumset and Jazz Studies