Percussion Studies

  • The Percussion Studio at MSUM gives students the unique opportunity to explore all facets of contemporary percussion performance and education within the confines of an individualized studio environment. Over the course of their studies at MSUM, each student receives private instruction in:

    • Orchestral Instruments and Technique
    • Multi-Percussion
    • 2 Mallet Marimba
    • 4 Mallet Marimba
    • Jazz Vibraphone
    • Drum set
    • Hand Drumming and Afro-Cuban Percussion
    • Trinidadian Steel drumming
    • Chamber Percussion Ensemble Literature and Performance
    • Optional Marching Band Experience
        

    In addition to private lessons, students benefit from participating in a weekly studio master class session during which guest artists and/or students perform and discuss issues pertaining to percussion literature and performance. Percussionists at MSUM are encouraged to teach and perform as much as possible; many of our students are active in the public schools as private instructors and/or musicians in local bands and professional ensembles such as the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony. On campus, opportunities to explore your talents abound! Whether it be as a member of the Percussion Ensemble, Steel band and Afro-Cuban Ensemble, Jazz Band, Jazz Combos, Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, or Contemporary Music (Rock/Pop) Ensemble, there’s a place for you at MSU!

    Percussion Studies Faculty Coordinator

  • Kenyon Williams
    DMA
    Professor
    School of Performing Arts
    Dr. Kenyon Williams has worked throughout the United States...
    willdrum@mnstate.edu | Phone: 218.477.4610
    Office: CA 102E
  • Percussion Ensemble Performances
    MSUM provides opportunities to explore your percussion talents.