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Welcome to the Lee University Percussion Studio!


Percussion studies at Lee University provides students a program of study in orchestral, solo, chamber, world and jazz idioms. Percussion students have a wealth of learning opportunities including private lessons, studio classes, and clinic/masterclasses with world-class guest artists.


We strive to explore all facets of percussion and some of the previous guest artists have included specialists in marching percussion, drum set, Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, Middle-Eastern, African, jazz vibes, marimba, and concert/symphonic percussion. Currently the percussion studio is large enough to fill all major ensembles and small enough to ensure that each student receives one-on-one attention.


The percussion facilities at Lee are first-rate with 7 dedicated percussion practice rooms, and the inventory of percussion instruments is constantly expanding.


Graduating percussion students from Lee have gone on to pursue many interesting and exciting careers in music. Some are outstanding educators, some are performers, some have made careers in music ministry, and some have gone on to the finest graduate schools in the country.

Commercial Percussion Emphasis:

Students will study traditional percussion to learn basic concepts and fundamentals on snare drum, marimba, and timpani. After passing the upper division exam, the focus will be primarily drum set and other aspects of commercial percussion such as vibraphone, Latin percussion and other world percussion instruments, as well as accessories.

Ensemble Experience:

The performance opportunities for students include the Lee University Percussion Ensemble, Lee University Symphony Orchestra, Lee University Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Big Band, and numerous small jazz ensembles.

Degrees in Percussion:

  • Bachelor of Music Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Music (Music Business Emphasis)

  • Bachelor of Music in Music Performance​

    • Percussion Performance

    • Commercial Percussion Performance​

  • Bachelor of Music in Music & Worship

  • Bachelor of Arts

  • Master of Music Performance

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