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Percussion Curriculum

In addition to the requirements for our various degrees, the percussion program is also proud to offer the following supplemental courses to percussion students.

Orchestral Repertoire Class (1 credit)

Fall & Winter

Instructor: Prof. Eric Schwiekert

Prerequisites - Permission of Instructor

Percussion Pedagogy I (3 credits)

Fall Only (alternating years with Perc Ped II)

Instructor: Prof. Jonathan Ovalle

Prerequisites - Graduate Student or Upper Division (Junior/Senior) Standing

Percussion Pedagogy II (3 credits)

Fall Only (alternating years with Perc Ped I)

Instructor: Prof. Jonathan Ovalle

Prerequisites - Graduate Student or Upper Division (Junior/Senior) Standing

Percussion Literature I (3 credits)

Winter Only (alternating years with Perc Lit II)

Instructor: Prof. Joseph Gramley

Prerequisites - Graduate Student or Upper Division (Junior/Senior) Standing

Percussion Literature II (3 credits)

Winter Only (alternating years with Perc Lit I)

Instructor: Prof. Joseph Gramley

Prerequisites - Graduate Student or Upper Division (Junior/Senior) Standing

Percussion Studio Class (0 credits)

Fall & Winter

Percussion Studio Class is a required 2-hour weekly meeting of the entire percussion studio and is an integrated part of the applied lesson curriculum. Studio Class is a forum where guest artist clinics are hosted, faculty masterclasses/lectures are presented, and other special-topic forums are offered to the entire percussion studio. At least twice each semester, students are required to present material they are studying in lessons in studio class on a studio forum. There are typically 4 studio forums scheduled per semester.

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