Percussion

  • LU Percussion Ensemble
  • Michael Cheng
  • LU Drumline plays on Dynasty Drums
  • LU Percussion Ensemble
  • Kade Shawver
  • LU Marching Percussion in Camp 2017
  • LU Snares 2017

Applied Studio - Percussion Ensembles - Marching Percussion

The Lamar University Percussion Studio is a vibrant, talented, and supportive community of musicians. With nearly 30 percussion majors and minors, the goal of the LU percussion curriculum is to develop musicianship, technical proficiency, cultural awareness, and technological literacy in both performance and pedagogical fields.

Here at Lamar University, we have everything you need to become a complete percussionist. Regardless of degree concentration, the undergraduate student will maintain regular study of snare drum, keyboard percussion, and additional areas based on individual goals and needs within the enriching lesson structure. The LU Percussion Studio provides professional-level opportunities and experiences for all students that foster growth through self-discipline, creativity, and entrepreneurship.

Our talented and diverse faculty has a significant footprint in the state, national, and international percussion community. During your time at LU, we will cover every aspect of the percussive landscape, including orchestral percussion and timpani, solo repertoire, chamber and percussion ensemble repertoire, drum-set, world percussion, and marching percussion.

We offer the following degrees: Bachelor of Music (leading to teacher certification), Bachelor of Music in Performance, Bachelor of Music in Composition, Bachelor of Arts (in Music), and a Master of Music in Performance or Education. Each degree is specially tailored to prepare you for your desired career path, whether that's performing in a symphony orchestra, becoming a band director, teaching elementary music, or becoming a composer.

If you are interested in auditioning, please refer to our Application and Auditions page, but also e-mail Mr. Perez so he can get to know you!