Percussion

Students studying in the Percussion studio have many opportunities to participate in School of Music ensembles, such as Jazz Ensembles, Bands, Orchestra, and Percussion Ensemble. Students in any of our degree programs can pursue private applied study in the Percussion studio.

Alumni of the Percussion studio go on to careers as professional performers, music educators, composers, and more. 

Percussion Studio

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Orchestral Percussion at UNC

Chimes in Orchestra

Percussionists can perform with large ensembles like our orchestras and bands.

Percussion Ensemble at UNC

Percussion Ensemble Gala Performance

The Percussion Ensemble performs music from a variety of musical traditions.

Brazilian Drum Ensemble at UNC

Brazilian Drum Ensemble at UNC Day of Music

Percussionists have the chance to perform at both on and off-campus locations.

Performance Opportunities


Students have the opportunity to participate in both auditioned and non-auditioned ensembles as percussionists. Learn more about the following performance opportunties for percussion students: 

Bands
Orchestras
Jazz Ensembles
Percussion Ensemble
Chamber Music

Listen

Professor Mike Truesdell performs Javier Alvarez's "Temazcal" at the 2016 UNC School of Music convocation.

Faculty & Staff

Mike Truesdell, School of Music Faculty

Mike Truesdell

Percussion
Assistant Professor of Music

 

 
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