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.