University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee


Undergraduate and graduate percussion students benefit from a curriculum that addresses a variety of instruments, techniques, and music genres. The University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee percussion program provides students with a diverse education through private instruction, ensembles, and percussion coursework. The  Percussion Curriculum guides students towards becoming versatile performers capable of playing a variety of percussion instruments in specific musical styles.

Percussion Office

Music Building, Room 149
(414) 229-5162


Dave Bayles
Dean Borghesani
Tom Wetzel


Percussion curriculum is presented in coursework and ensemble classes. Guest artists are invited to campus to augment curriculum topics.

Students are required to pass a series of performance proficiencies to complete the curriculum and meet graduation requirements. Growth and achievement are measured at weekly course sessions, course examinations, Assessment Lessons, juries, and performances.

UWM Percussion Studio Undergraduate Handbook Fall 2014

UWM Undergraduate Audition Requirements Fall 2014

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