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Percussion Studio

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Percussion at CWU

Tympani close up.

When you choose to study Percussion at CWU you receive well-rounded exposure and experience in many performance settings along with directed, intensive training for careers in teaching, performance, and research.

With many solo, chamber, Jazz and large ensemble experiences, the performance opportunities provided by the Music Department combine well with the “learn by doing” approach offered in private lessons and studio classes.

Frequent special events, featuring regional, national, and international guest performers and ensembles augment these opportunities to provide more “real world” exposure to the challenges of musical careers.


Percussion ensemble hard at work holding the floor down.

Relevant coursework in CWU’s different degree programs range from strong core work in theory and history, to intensive specialized courses in percussion literature and pedagogy.

Current and former percussion students perform with such groups as US armed service bands, the Oregon, Walla Walla, Spokane, Yakima, Wenatchee Valley, Mid-Columbia and Okanagon (BC) Symphony Orchestras to name a few.


Performance Opportunities for Percussionists at CWU

Contact: Mark Goodenberger
Professor of Percussion Studies
Music Department
Central Washington University
400 East University Way Avenue
Ellensburg, WA 98926
tel: 509-963-1618
fax: 509-963-1239

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