Percussion Ensemble

John Corkill, Director

The Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of John Corkill, consists of skilled undergraduate and graduate student percussionists who specialize in mallets, drums, mixed, and world percussion. Members of the Percussion Ensemble are expected to play regularly with the University Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, and Jazz X-tet, as needed.

Rehearsals & Performances

The group rehearses weekly on Thursdays, 7:30-10:00 p.m. The Percussion Ensemble presents two or more concerts per season, showcasing a variety of solo, duo, and small ensemble works for mixed percussion.

2021-22 concerts:

  • Thursday, February 10 at 4:30 p.m., Tea Time Concert
  • Thursday, May 12 at 4:30 p.m., Tea Time Concert


Students interested in joining the Percussion Ensemble must audition at the beginning of Autumn Quarter. Please visit the Auditions page for complete information including audition requirements.

Please read through the Instrumental Rehearsals and COVID Protocols before attending your first rehearsal.