Michigan Youth Percussion Ensemble

Last updated 7/15/24

The Michigan Youth Percussion Ensemble (MYPE) welcomes percussionists from across the region to work with U-M Percussion faculty and graduate students in engaging, percussion-ensemble repertoire. MYPE students will gain experience on a variety of percussion instruments, as well as performing twice a season in a variety of performance halls of the University of Michigan campus, including Hill Auditorium!

MYPE Announcements

(6/25/24) MYPE Make-Up Auditions Available – 7/20/24

There’s still time to submit a make-up audition for MYPE’s 2024-25 season!  Make-up auditions will be held on Saturday, July 20th, 2024. Information can be found in the “Auditions | Eligibility” section below. Contact the Office of Engagement & Outreach ([email protected]) if you have any questions

Rehearsal Information

Time: Sundays, 12:00 – 1:30 PM
Location: Kevreson Rehearsal Hall

E. V. Moore Building
(U-M North Campus, 1100 Baits Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48109)

All rehearsals / events will take place at that above listed time and location unless otherwise noted

MYPE Season Schedule

Click the button below to access next season’s schedule


Doctor of Musical Arts Candidate – Percussion

Paige Madden is from Eugene, Oregon, where she earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Percussion Performance at the University of Oregon. In addition to concert percussion, Paige played snare drum in the Oregon Marching Band, and was the first female Center Snare in the history of UO. Upon graduating in 2019, Paige received multiple awards for her musical accomplishments at the UO, including the Outstanding Performer in Percussion Award from the UO School of Music, as well as the Director’s Award and Outstanding Percussionist Award from the Oregon Marching Band. Throughout her time at UO, Paige taught high school-level percussion and performed locally.

Paige then moved to Florida, where she received her Master of Arts degree in Percussion Performance from the University of Central Florida. While at UCF, Paige worked with the Marching Knights Drumline, taught the undergraduate Percussion Methods Course, and coached undergraduate percussion ensembles. While in school, she was also a drummer in parades at Walt Disney World in Orlando. After graduating, Paige maintained an active teaching career at the high school and college levels, and performed locally.

Paige is currently pursuing her Doctor of Musical Arts in percussion at the University of Michigan, where she teaches a studio of graduate and undergraduate non-major students and directs the Michigan Youth Percussion Ensemble.

Auditions | Eligibility

Applications for make up auditions for the 2024-2025 MYPE Season are now available. See below for application / audition requirements


  • Complete the 2024-2025 Michigan Youth Ensembles Application via the button below.
  • Be sure to select your audition time via the MYE Application. Make Up Auditions will be held IN-PERSON on Saturday, July 20th, 2024, in the Earl V. Moore Music Buidling.
  • Pay the non-refundable $30 application fee. Fee waivers are available for those who qualify based on financial need (contact Engagement & Outreach Staff for more information).
  • Submit your application by 5:00 P.M. Monday, July 15th, 2024.
  • Prepare specific audition materials which can be accessed / donwloaded here.

Students interested in the Michigan Youth Percussion Ensemble must be enrolled in grades 9 (nine) through 12 (twelve) for the 2024-2025 academic year.

For questions about applications, audition requirements, or the audition process, feel free to contact SMTD Engagement & Outreach Staff via email at [email protected].

Tuition | Fees | Scholarships

Updated for the 2024-2025 MYE Season

Participant – $330.00
Non-refundable application fee – $30

A discounted tuition rate of $330.00 per additional ensemble is available for musicians who participate in multiple ensembles. This discount is applied to the ensemble of equal or lesser value.

A limited number of need-based scholarships are available to families with an Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) of $100,000 or under in the previous calendar year, or with special circumstances due to the pandemic. To be considered you must upload your financial aid materials by the application deadline as part of your application. This includes:

  • Monthly Expenses
  • Previous Year’s Tax Return
  • Statement of Need

Full refunds of MYE tuition are only available before the first regularly scheduled rehearsal of the current concert season. Those wishing to learn more about the MYE Refund Policy can do so by clicking here: SMTD Engagement and Outreach refund policy

Contact Us

Email at [email protected]
phone at (734) 936-2660

The Engagement & Outreach Staff monitors emails / phone lines at the following times:

  • Monday – Friday, 9:30 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. EST