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 Ensemble, 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.

Auditions

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.

Performance Program Virtual Information Session

On Thursday, August 18, 2022, Performance Program Director Barbara Schubert held an interactive virtual information session about the Department of Music's Performance Program. The event was recorded and is available to watch on YouTube.

Instrumental Ensembles and Programs Information Session

On Wednesday, September 7, 2022, Performance Program Director Barbara Schubert, University Wind Ensemble Director Nicholas Carlson, University Chamber Orchestra Director Matthew Sheppard, Percussion Ensemble Director John Corkill, and Jazz Ensemble Director Michael Allemana hosted an interactive virtual information session about the Department of Music's instrumental ensembles and programs. The event was recorded and is available to watch on YouTube.