University of Connecticut Percussion Area faculty provide the technical guidance, interpretive mentoring, and creative inspiration required for our students to become successful student-artists, and subsequently, successful 21st century artist-citizens.
To achieve this, students can expect to receive a balanced emphasis in solo, chamber music, and large ensemble performance opportunity in the Department of Music, and will benefit from the musical and professional insights of our studio faculty through attentive, customized one-on-one weekly instruction.
Robert McEwan, percussion
Bachelor of Arts Degree
Bachelor of Music Degree
Music Education (5-year Integrated Bachelors/Masters program in conjunction with NEAG School of Education)
Performer’s Certificate (Major Instrument or Chamber Music)
Master of Music Degree
Doctorate of Musical Arts Degree
Music Majors receive weekly, one-on-one instruction with a member of the percussion faculty. Percussion Area faculty are highly regarded and experienced Artist-Teachers, able to address the aesthetic and professional goals of each and every student while broadening the scope of each student’s technique and artistic identity.
Percussion Chamber Music:
The Percussion Area provides a unique niche in music learning and performance through its emphasis in chamber music collaboration, through its Percussion Ensemble. Chamber music is the key to autonomous learning, the development of leadership and citizenry traits through music, and the formation of a unique artistic identity. Students that participate in the Percussion Ensemble can expect coaching from select faculty in areas of chamber music performance, and process.
Music Majors have the opportunity to participate in our many Large Ensembles, including the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Lab Band, Symphony Orchestra, and the Marching/Athletic Bands.
Undergraduate Audition Requirements:
A prepared solo for two mallets and four mallets
An etude from Portraits in Rhythm by Cirone Long roll at all dynamic levels
Tuning A prepared étude from Goodman or Lepak method book
Sight reading on mallet instruments and snare drum
Applicants should bring a copy of all materials.
Graduate Audition Requirements:
Contact the Percussion Area Studio Teacher for Specific Audition Requirements
For Further Information:
For questions regarding the application/audition process
Department of Music
Phone: (860) 486-3728
Fax: (860) 486-3796
For questions regarding brass study at UConn
Louis Hanzlik, Ed.D.
Coordinator of the Brass Area (860) 486-4287
For questions regarding the undergraduate curriculum
Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Department of Music
For questions regarding the graduate curriculum
Director of Graduate Studies for the Department of Music