Specialist in Music: Wind & Percussion Performance

Department of Winds & Percussion

Designed for students seeking intensive and specialized professional training focusing on performance and ensemble participation. Applicants must possess a master’s degree in music or its equivalent as well as substantial solo and ensemble repertoire.


The Specialist in Music: Wind & Percussion Performance requires a minimum of 30 credits. Coursework to include:

  • Private lessons
  • Ensemble participation
  • Music Education, Musicology, Music Theory, Conducting, and/or Composition

Final Project

The presentation of a recital.

Audition & Interview Dates

For requirement details, please see the Degree Requirements and Term-by-Term Layout for Current Students.

How To Apply

Applicants must:

  • apply to U-M via the SMTD Graduate Application by December 1
  • Submit an SMTD Artistic Profile by December 1 for a live audition
    • submit by January 15 for a recorded audition (if allowed by the instrument faculty)
  • Have all supplemental materials sent to SMTD

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Ian Antonio, percussion
Daniel Gilbert Chair, clarinet
Kwasi Ampene world percussion
Chad Burrow clarinet
William Campbell trumpet
David Lee Jackson trombone
Nancy Ambrose King oboe
Jeffrey Lyman bassoon
Timothy McAllister saxophone
Doug Perkins, percussion
Amy Porter flute
Adam Unsworth horn
David Zerkel, tuba & euphonium

Associated Faculty
Jeremy Epp, percussion
Bryan Kennedy horn
Cary Kocher percussion
Tom Sherwood percussion