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Bachelor of Music in Performance: Winds & Percussion

Department of Winds & Percussion

Designed for brass, woodwind, and percussion players who wish to prepare for a professional performance and teaching career. Those who wish to teach in elementary or secondary schools should pursue a curriculum within the Department of Music Education. Applicants must show evidence of unusually strong ability, training, and repertoire. Piano study is recommended.

Curriculum

The Bachelor of Music in Performance: Winds & Percussion requires a minimum of 121 credits: 75% of coursework is within SMTD and 25% is within the liberal arts. SMTD coursework to include:

  • Private lessons
  • Music Theory
  • Musicology
  • Ensemble Participation
  • Piano

Degree requirements and term-by-term layout for current students.

Audition & Interview Dates

How To Apply

Applicants must:

  • Apply to U-M via the Common Application or Coalition Application (current U-M students should use the Cross-Campus Transfer Application) by December 1
  • Submit an SMTD Artistic Profile by December 1 for a live audition
  • Have all supplemental materials sent to the U-M Office of Undergraduate Admissions

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Please send inquiries regarding the SMTD application process to SMTD.admissions@umich.edu. To learn more about SMTD, sign up for an Information Session.

Faculty

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

Associated Faculty
Thomas Booth trumpet
Jeremy Epp percussion
Bryan Kennedy horn
Tom Sherwood percussion
Robert Sullivan trumpet